DIY Facial Cleanser

DIY Facial Cleanser {The Abundant Wife}

You may remember my November book review of Organized Simplicity by Tsh Oxenreider.  I really enjoyed the book, and have also enjoyed her blog and subsequent articles.  Recently a friend of mine mentioned that she was trying a DIY facial cleanser, inspired by Tsh’s Simple Mom blog.  I was almost out of face wash anyway, so I thought I’d give it a try.

You can read more about Tsh’s Oil-Cleansing Method at her blog.  I mistakenly used 100% Olive Oil instead of Extra-Virgin Olive Oil as Tsh suggests.   It was too late by the time I realized my mistake, so I’m using it anyway.  I got the Olive Oil at the grocery store, and the Castor Oil at Walgreens.  I used one part Castor Oil to three parts Olive Oil.  So far I’ve been pleasantly surprised.  My skin felt a little more oily for the first few days, but I haven’t had any break-outs.  I may try a little more Castor Oil next time.  I scrubbed the label off of the Olive Oil bottle to have a prettier way to store my new cleanser.

Now obviously I messed up the Olive Oil, but there is a pretty big price difference between the two methods.  The Clean & Clear above costs about $5.63 for 6.5 oz ($0.87/oz) while the 100% Olive Oil and Castor Oil costs about $9.42 for 16 oz ($0.59/oz).  However, Extra-Virgin Olive Oil will most likely cost you more than the 100% Olive Oil.  All of these numbers could vary greatly depending on whether you used coupons or other savings methods.

Have you ever tried making a DIY facial cleanser?

 

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5 Responses to “DIY Facial Cleanser”

  1. Kristy says:

    Hmmm… Very interesting. Are you still liking it? I feel hesitant about cleaning my face with oil.

    • Jessica says:

      Actually, it’s working very well. I was really surprised. When I go without washing my face, I usually start to break out right away. I haven’t had any break outs since I started this. You are supposed to use Extra Virgin Olive Oil, but I’ve been using regular Olive Oil. Next time I’ll try the EVOO. You should read the link to Simple Mom about how the whole thing works. 🙂

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