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Get ready to make the easiest facial cleanser EVER. What I love so much about this Lavender Honey Facial Cleanser is that it’s simple to make, it smells amazing, and leaves your face feeling incredibly clean.

Honey is one of my favorite ingredients to use in homemade skincare products thanks to its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties (1). You can use honey on its own or add skin-supporting essential oils such as Lavender, Palmarosa, Tea Tree, or Ylang Ylang to give this simple cleanser a boost. I chose Lavender essential oil for this particular recipe because it soothes and calms your mind, body, and skin – something so many of us could use after a long day.

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DIY Lavender Honey Facial Cleanser

Supplies

  • Double boiler (optional)
  • Stainless steel spoon
  • 1 (2-ounce) glass jar with tight-fitting lid

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Add the honey and Lavender essential oil to a small glass bowl. By hand, vigorously mix the ingredients together until well combined. If the honey is too thick or crystalized, warm the honey in a double boiler over low heat first following the instructions below.
  2. Honey Too Thick? Add the honey directly into the top pot of a double boiler and melt slowly over very low heat. Once the honey is warm enough to become a liquid, turn off the heat. Cool to room temperature. Add Lavender essential oil and vigorously mix the ingredients together until well combined. Carefully lift the top pot of the double boiler off the bottom pot and dry the outside of the pot with a hand cloth to ensure water doesn’t drip into your mixture when transferring to a storage jar. Using a silicone spatula scrape the mixture into a clean (sterilized) glass jar. Cap the jar and store in a cool, dark place. This recipe yields 4 to 6 applications.

How To Use

Lather the cleanser over your face and gently massage it into your skin with your fingertips for 2-3 minutes. Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths. Rinse with lukewarm water.

Notes

  • Use local organic raw honey when possible.
  • Only use pure, authentic essential oils to avoid synthetic fragrances and fillers.

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