This coconut oil face wash will change the way you view your skin. An added bonus is that you probably have these ingredients in your kitchen already!
It’s no secret that I love to use coconut oil for skincare. There are so many uses for coconut oil that I keep a bottle on my bathroom for everything from moisturizing my skin, oil pulling, brushing my teeth, and I even use coconut oil to wash my face!
While there are some people who don’t do well using coconut oil on their skin, there are many reasons why most of us should use it daily for healthy, beautiful skin. People living in the tropics have been using coconut oil for thousands of years. It’s packed with vital nutrients that nourish and soothe the skin. It also softens the skin and relieves dryness and flaking. Applied topically it helps to prevent wrinkles, saggy skin and age spots!
Coconut Oil Face Wash Recipe
To make your own coconut oil face wash you’ll need virgin or fractionated coconut oil and baking soda. Virgin coconut oil is wonderful for your skin, but it will solidify. If you prefer to use a liquid cleansing oil, use fractionated coconut oil.
Baking soda is another household product that is used in so many personal care products. I use it in my homemade toothpaste and add a scoop of it into my detox bath. If you need a gentle exfoliate for your face, baking soda is an excellent choice! I started using it on my face after reading, Organic Body Care Recipes. The author, who is a licensed esthetician, recommends using baking soda as a natural Microdermabrasion treatment.
This manual microdermabrasion recipe only costs pennies per treatment. In addition, it’s safer and won’t ever leave your skin red or irritated, because of gentle hand application. If this treatment is used on a regular basis, your skin will achieve almost the same results as mechanical microdermabrasion, without having its protective shield compromised.
Her recipe uses baking soda and water with a few drops of helichrysum essential oil. I substituted coconut oil for the water, which I felt made the face wash much more gentle on the skin.
Here is a wonderful soothing coconut oil face wash recipe that will keep your skin looking and feeling its best.
Soothing Coconut Oil Face Wash
- 1 cup coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon baking soda
- 5 drops lavender essential oil
- 5 drops tea tree essential oil
- 5 drops lemon essential oil
- Melt the coconut oil in a pan over low heat.
- Remove from heat and add in the remaining ingredients.
- Store in a glass jar with a lid and keep in a cool place.
- Use a little bit with some water to wash your face daily. Pat dry.