Do you know every chemical that you put on your skin is getting absorbed into the body and causing serious health hazards? Say NO to chemical laden cosmetics and try these DIY recipes for a healthier you!
Argan Oil – 2 Tbsp.
Aloe Vera Leaves – 2
Helichrysum Essential Oil – 2 -3 drops
Lavender Essential Oil – 2 – 3 drops
Sandalwood Essential Oil – 2 – 3 drops
Take a sterilized bottle to prepare the face wash. Don’t know to sterilize it? Just boil a few cups of water in a bowl. Add the cleaned bottle to the boiling water and remove after a minute or two. Let it dry and use.
Remove the Aloe Gel from the stem gently and add it to a mixing bowl. Gently mash it using a spoon.
Now, add the Argan Oil and Aloe Vera gel into the bottle.
Add in the essential oils and shake well.
That’s It! Your mild and gentle, soap-free face wash is ready!
Using the Face Wash
There’s no rocket science involved here! Just use it like your normal face wash! Since this is a very nourishing blend, remember to massage for a few seconds before washing off. Rinse with warm water.
Prepare it every two weeks, so it is fresh for most part. However, this should hold good for 3 weeks or more, when refrigerated. You can add Vitamin E oil to increase its shelf life, when you don’t have time to prepare it very often.
Why this DIY Face Wash is Special?
This is very mild and suitable for those with sensitive skin, extremely dry skin or even for those enduring eczema or dermatitis.
Rinsing your face with warm water helps remove excess oil residue, yet does not leave your skin dry.
Tweaking the Recipe
I personally love the combination of essential oils I have used for their skin beneficial and healing properties. But, you can choose any skin beneficial essential oil of your choice and use that instead!
These are a few oils that are particularly good for your skin – Neroli Essential Oil, Rose Essential Oil, Myrrh Essential Oil, White Birch Essential Oil, Violet Essential Oil, Frankincense Essential Oil, Geranium Essential Oil, Patchouli Essential Oil, Roman Chamomile Essential Oil, Eucalyptus Oil, etc.
Add a pinch of ground oatmeal, nutmeg or cinnamon powder to gently exfoliate your skin. You can this once or twice a week.
What’s with the Ingredients?
Applying nourishing argan oil for skin is common in Morocco. It can soothe and moisturize dry skin, being rich in essential fatty acids. It can lighten, reduce or fade stretch marks, scars and blemishes. It improves skin elasticity and reduces wrinkles and fine lines. It balances skin sebum production and suitable for all skin types. It soothes eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis. It curbs, prevents and soothes acne. These are just a few Argan Oil benefits for skin.
You can know more about Aloe Vera benefits for skin here.
There are many different essential oils, with distinctly different properties and benefits. You can use any of the skin beneficial oils to use in this recipe. Want to know what oils are good for skin? Read more about skin beneficial essential oils here and here.
Helichrysum Essential Oil
It is excellent healing oil, with a range of benefits for skin and health. Rich in antibacterial properties, it is great to treat several skin conditions including acne. It reduces stretch marks and scars, besides healing dry and cracked skin. It is great for sensitive, dry or mature skin. It has anti-aging properties, hence reduces wrinkles and fine lines. It is said to soothe skin affected due to dermatitis or eczema.
This is a DIY Recipe! Feel free to tweak to your preference and find the combination that works best for you! After all, that’s the best part about DIY recipes right? When it comes to your skin, who knows it better than you?
Instead of applying chemical laden products on your skin, DIY recipes are a way to care gently and effectively for your skin. Your skin will love you for it! You can moisturize your skin with Argan Body Oil after cleansing your face. As always, feed us back with your results and let us know if it worked for you!