DIY Foaming Face Wash

21 - Foaming Face Wash

One of my favorite essential oil recipes is Foaming Face Wash!  I’ve been using this recipe for roughly 1 1/2 years and I LOVE how my face feels after I wash my face.  It takes just a couple of minutes to make the recipe and it lasts for quite a while and it is cost effective (just $1.52 for a 4 oz. batch; I’ll give the breakdown below).

Foaming Face Wash    (From “The Chemical Free Home” book by Melissa Poepping)

  • 2 Tbsp Castile Soap (I use Dr. Bronners Unscented Baby Mild)
  • 10 drops Orange essential oil
  • 1 drop Frankincense essential oil
  • 1 drop Carrot seed essential oil
  • Distilled water

Combine all the ingredients in a foaming soap dispenser. Once you’ve replaced the top simply swirl the bottle to combine everything and you are ready to wash your face!!  It’s really that easy!!

I also mentioned that it is cost effective.  My calculations show that it is just $1.52 for a 4 oz. batch.

  • Distilled water: $1/gallon or $.03/4 oz.                 = $0.03
  • Castile soap: $13/32 oz. or $0.20/Tbsp                 = $0.40
  • Orange essential oil: $10.75/15ml  or $.05/drop = $0.50
  • Frankincense essential oil: $73.50/15ml or $.31  = $0.31
  • Carrot seed essential: $21.75/5ml or $.28/drop  = $0.28


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