This DIY Foaming Face Wash is an easy way to make a homemade cleanser. I formulated it for my daughter but have also been using it myself for a light cleanse in the morning. Making a foaming facial cleanser couldn’t be easier so I decided it was just the product to make for my 10 year old going on 18-lol, not really. This DIY is light, gentle and smells so fresh! It literally takes minutes to make! Let’s get into it!
The 2 ingredients a foaming wash requires is water and soap. And BTW-it’s an excellent way to extend the life of your hand soap and save a ton of money! It’s also a great way to dilute harmful fragrances that are in almost all “natural” hand soaps. Go HERE for my foaming hand soap recipe.
I purposely added very little soap in order to keep this cleanser from being harsh. Therefore, it’s not too efficient when it comes to taking off makeup. If you’d like it to be more “soapy”, I will advise you on how to do that at the end of this post.
My daughter is exhibiting the early warning signs that a tweenager is about to emerge. She’s counting the days to be able to wear lip gloss to school, starting to care about fixing her hair and now picks out her own clothes. With all this growing up she’s insistent upon, I figure it’s time to start teaching her how to take care of her skin now before the hormones start taking their toll!
With my daughter in mind, I also created THESE toning wipes which I continue to remake over and over and THESE cleansing wipes. I haven’t remade the cleansing wipes because after using one, I feel like I need to rinse which defeats the purpose. However, if you don’t mind that they are a very easy way to cleanse the skin. Plus, they smell amazing!
DIY Foaming Face Wash
I have and recommend THIS foaming soap dispenser. In case you already have your own foaming bottle and need to know proportions, my bottle is 10 ounces.
Castile soap is affordable and easy to find. Dr. Bronner’s is a great brand that I’ve seen at Walmart even! They have a gentle formula which is great for sensitive skin but my favorite is their Lavender soap. Mountain Rose Herbs castile soap is very affordable as well.
I use a hydrosol instead of water mainly because of bacteria. Hydrosols are already preserved. However, this product should be used in a month at the most. Plus, hydrosol can deliver extra nourishment to the skin!
I chose the blend of lavender, cypress and juniper berry because they smell good together and I’ve been wanting to use more juniper berry because of it’s skin benefits! Cypress is great for tightening the skin so if making this for a teen, you could omit it if you wanted.
Juniper Berry essential oil is great for acne prone skin and can help accelerate healing. It is a strong anti inflammatory which can relieve puffiness. It is also full of antioxidant power!
If you’d like to make this face wash a bit stronger, feel free to slowly add extra tablespoons. Keep in mind, castile soap will sting your eyes and dry out your skin. To be honest, I much prefer using oil to thoroughly cleanse my skin. You can get an easy eye makeup remover recipe HERE. Also, if you’re interested in oil cleansing, read THIS and THIS article.
As I mentioned above, I do like this cleanser in the morning when I’ve already removed my makeup the night before. I feel like this cleanser is such a great refresher and prepares the skin for toner, a moisturizer, then makeup!