*EDITED Recipe on 1/20/2014*
My kids have reached the wonderful pre-teen/teenage years...which means they need to take more care with the skin on their faces if they want their skin to be blemish-free.
A while back, I made some homemade face wash for them to try. Surprisingly, Boo has remained zit-free since using it. Clone of Bob still breaks out some, but he doesn't use the wash as much as he's supposed to...
I ran out of my own face wash and decided to make some for myself to try. Here's how:
- 1 oz. virgin coconut oil
- 4 oz. mild baby wash (head-to-to, or just body)
- 1 oz. witch hazel.
- empty 6 oz. or bigger, pump bottle
- Witch hazel: $0.09/ounce x 1 oz.= $0.09
- Baby Wash: $0.14/ounce x 4 oz.= $0.56
- Coconut oil: $0.48/ounce x 1 oz.= $0.48
- Total: $1.13 per bottle.
Reasons for using what I used:
Baby wash is gentle and tear-free so it'll be nice to your skin.
Witch hazel is a natural astringent, so it will help clean out the pores.
Coconut oil is good for so many uses, I can't list them all. It's antibacterial, plus it moisturizes.
I will try this for the next couple of weeks on my own face, and report back on the results.