Homemade Facial Cleanser

Homemade Facial Cleanser

Homemade facial cleanser is easy to make, inexpensive, and non toxic.  I have seen a few homemade facial cleanser formulas online.  I tend to have more oily skin that is slightly sensitive.  I have to be really careful about what facial cleanser I use.  There is a balance.  I don’t want a facial cleanser to dry out my skin too much, and I also don’t want a facial cleanser to leave the oily feeling behind.  These ingredients are the right combination of cleansing and moisturizing.  It is a great blend for my skin type.

Homemade facial cleanser


1/2 cup liquid castle soap

1/2 cup rose water

1 tsp of apricot kernel oil, sweet almond oil, or olive oil

10 drops of essential oil (I used rose hip seed oil)

Mix ingredients together and voila!  Pour into a small pump bottle.


Always be careful when using essential oils for the first time.  Some people are more sensitive than others.  If you are pregnant or nursing always check with your healthcare provider first. I am lucky that my skin is not sensitive to essential oils.  My kids are also great with essential oils.  I know that may not be the case with everyone so please do your own research and always try a small amount of something for the first time to test it out.  Please leave a comment with your favorite homemade facial cleanser recipe.  I would love to read homemade facial cleanser success stories from you guys or any suggestions I always appreciate.


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About the Author:

I am a mother of 3. We eat nourishing and traditional food at home. We use natural healing successfully with essential oils, herbs, and homeopathy. We love being in the outdoors and living the "green" life.


  1. Katrina May 23, 2013 at 5:50 am - Reply

    Is there a way to thicken this facial cleanser up into more of a cream? I love the cleanser; however it’s really runny, so I end up using more than I normally would need to.

    • greenthumb February 12, 2017 at 10:09 am - Reply

      A little salt put into castille soap can help to thicken it.

  2. Sheha May 28, 2013 at 4:17 pm - Reply

    have you been happy with NOW brand of essential oils??

    • Green Boot Kaley May 28, 2013 at 8:35 pm - Reply

      I feel pretty good about them. I know there are higher quality ones on the market, and use those occasionally too. I am still learning about essential oils 🙂

  3. Nathaly B April 1, 2014 at 5:07 pm - Reply

    This cleanser looks interesting. I will try it, im a mother of six boys and i just start using YL essential oils,, they are amazing ,, my kids and i love them.. We try to stay as green as we can.. Thank’s for the great recipes ..Be blessed ;))

  4. Jenni August 5, 2014 at 1:07 am - Reply

    I love this cleanser! Works so well! Thank you for sharing!

  5. Betty Tuxhorn May 19, 2017 at 4:21 pm - Reply

    Made this cleanser, put in pump bottle that had hand soap, cleaned and filled er up! Works great, after cleaning my face with it this morning, I could feel the tingle of my skin tightening, this is good, can’t wait for results after a week :o)

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