DIY Best Essential Oils for Face Wash Recipes & Blends

Best Essential Oils for Face Wash

What Essential Oils To Use For a Face Wash?

Once you have discovered the amazing benefits of essential oils, it will be difficult to stop using them. I use essential oils for almost everything—scars, burns, cuts, bruises, stress, good sleep, skin care. They are an essential part of my daily routine. If like me, you are obsessed with keeping your skin flawless and youthful looking, then you need to add essential oils to your skin care kit.

Essential oils are excellent remedies for many skin conditions—acne, eczema, sun spots, aging, pimples, etc. When combined into blends, you can get results that are even more outstanding. One of the best ways to apply essential oils for skin care is by making it your facial cleanser. This will help tighten skin pores, clear dirt and leave the skin refreshed. Ensure you dilute with carrier oils before topical application, especially if you have sensitive skin. The following are the best essential oils for a face wash.

The Best Essential Oils For a Face Wash

Frankincense Oil

This sweet smelling oil is beneficial to all skin types. Frankincense oil helps tighten the skin, promotes healthy cell regeneration, improves skin tone, and reduces the appearance of scars and wrinkles.

Geranium Oil

Geranium oil is good for making essential oil face wash for acne-prone skins. It helps to control the production of sebum and keeps the face clean and refreshed. It also helps to heal bruises, cuts, burns, and many skin conditions like eczema, ringworms, and dermatitis.

Lavender Oil

This oil has an irresistible aroma that has relaxing effects on the body. It helps with regeneration of new skin cells, tightening skin pores, and healing scars.

Jasmine Oil

Jasmine oil has soothing effects on the skin. It is useful for achieving an even skin tone. Jasmine oil strengthens the skin and improves its elasticity.

Patchouli Oil

Patchouli oil is a good essential oil for acne, eczema, and sunburns. This earthy oil regulates sebum production, prevents scarring and tightens sagging skin. Patchouli oil is excellent for aging skin.

Ylang-Ylang Oil

The rich and floral fragrance of this oil makes it the favorite of many aromatherapists. It is suitable for all skin types and helps to regenerate skin cells. It helps smoothen out fine lines and improves skin elasticity.

DIY Homemade Essential Oil face wash recipes

Most of the essential oil face wash recipes here are mixed with Liquid castile soap to enhance their cleansing effects on the skin. Liquid castile soap is a natural, concentrated soap made from plant oils. As with every other soap, contact with your eyes may cause severe stinging and burning sensation.

Recipe 1 – Face wash

  • 1 cup of coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon of baking soda
  • 5 drops of lavender oil
  • 5 drops of frankincense oil
  • 5 drops of lemon oil

First, melt the coconut oil by heating mildly. Remove the heat source after it melts and add other ingredients. Store in an airtight glass jar and keep in a cool and dark place.

Recipe 2 – Exfoliating facial cleanser

The high percentage of vitamin C and antioxidants in Orange makes ii an effective facial cleanser. It refreshes and exfoliates the skin giving you a more radiant and healthy skin.

  • 35 drops of orange oil
  • 1 tablespoon of finely ground orange peel
  • 8 ounces of liquid castile soap
  • Blend the ingredients together and store in a glass jar.
  • Recipe 3 – Citrus based facial cleanser
  • Ten drops of orange oil
  • 15 drops of lime oil
  • 15 drops of lemon oil
  • 5 drops of grapefruit oil
  • 8 ounces of liquid castile soap

Mix the essential oils with the liquid castile soap and store in a glass jar.

Recipe 4 – Peppermint Blend

Peppermint oil is beneficial for proper blood circulation. It also helps to regulate oil production in the body. Menthol, the primary component of peppermint oil has cooling effects on the skin. You should, however, use with caution and dilute appropriately.

  • 25 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 8 ounces liquid castile soap

Recipe 5 – Cooling facial blend

This blend carries the combined properties of Eucalyptus and Tea Tree oil. While tea tree oil is good for acne prone skin, eucalyptus helps to soothe the skin, thus alleviating inflammation and irritation.

  • 15 drops of eucalyptus oil
  • 25 drops of tea tree oil
  • 8 ounces of liquid castile soap

Recipe 6 – Floral Blend

  • 15 drops of lavender oil
  • 25 drops of geranium oil
  • 8 ounces liquid castile soap

This blend is not safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women.

Recipe 7 – Herbal Cleanser

  • 30 drops of basil oil
  • 10 drops of rosemary oil
  • 8 ounces of liquid castile soap

Basil essential oil is excellent for toning the skin and fighting acne. When blended with rosemary oil, the toning effect increases and keeps your skin free from blemishes.

Recipe 8

  • 2 ounces of carrier oil (coconut oil, jojoba, almond, grapeseed, avocado, or olive oils)
  • 10 drops of lavender oil
  • 10 drops of frankincense oil
  • 10 drops of rose hip oil
  • 10 drops of patchouli oil
  • 10 drops of myrrh oil
  • 10 drops of tea tree oil
  • 10 drops of Rosemary oil

Mix these oils together in a 16oz glass bottle and store in a cool dark place.

Recipe 9 – Natural Toning Face wash

  • 1 cup of filtered water
  • 2 teaspoonful of raw honey
  • 1/4 cup of liquid castile soap
  • 5 teaspoons of jojoba oil or any preferred carrier oil
  • 1 teaspoon of tea tree oil
  • 10 drops of rosemary oil
  • 15 drops of lavender oil

Directions: In order, mix the ingredients and stir gently. Ensure you do not add the soap before the water. When the ingredients totally blend, pour into a foamy soap dispenser.
Use this facial wash once or twice daily.

Recipe 10 – Tea Tree oil facial cleanser

  • 1/4 cup of castor oil
  • 1/2 cup of grapeseed oil
  • 1/4 cup of jojoba oil
  • 15 drops of tea tree oil

Mix these ingredients in a bowl and stir thoroughly. Store the blend in an airtight jar away from sunlight. You can use the blend through hot compress.

To conclude

Most of the recipes above were formulated through experiments. Feel free to try a few blends of your own to see what works best for you. Just ensure you dilute sufficiently with a carrier oil, and you are on your way to achieving a fresh, radiant and beautiful skin.

About the author

Sally Wong

Sally Wong is a manual therapist for about 15 years now and also a massage specialist. She is actively taking care of her body to stay healthy and in shape by doing Yoga and Tai Chi. She has a lot of knowledge and interest in Essential Oils because of her Oriental background. She learnt many things from her Grandmother. Originally from a small village in South China, now she lives in Vancouver, Canada.

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