Homemade Honey and Aloe Facial Cleanser
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Homemade Honey and Aloe Facial Cleanser

If you have sensitive skin, or just don’t like the way soap feels on your skin, this cleanser is for you. Honey and aloe are gentle and soothing, but also tough on dirt and bacteria. If you don’t mind the feel of honey on your skin, try using honey alone as a cleanser. Storage: Up to 2 months

Course DIY
Cuisine Body
Keyword Facial Cleanser
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 oz
Author Kristin Marr


  • 1/4 cup aloe vera gel
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 TB extra virgin olive oil or jojoba, or sweet almond oil (optional)

Special Equipment:


  1. Combine all the ingredients. That's it! 

  2. This cleanser can be stored in a sealed jar (I use a Mason jar) or a soap dispenser. Either method works, it's completely up to you. If you're using a jar, I recommend using a spoon to scoop the cleanser into your hand to avoid introducing bacteria to the cleanser. Store the cleanser at room temperature for a couple of months. If you're using fresh aloe, store the cleanser in the fridge since the aloe may spoil quickly. I use a nourishing oil in this recipe, but you can still make a great cleanser without it (hence the optional clause). 

To Use:

  1. Shake the cleanser. Apply a small amount of cleanser to our hand, then massage the cleanser on your face. Allow the cleanser to sit for about a minute total, just to absorb the wonderful qualities of the ingredients. Using a damp wipe, gently remove the cleanser, rinsing the wipe as needed.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Follow this cleanser with a toner and  moisturizer. I use a cleanser in the evening, and simply rinse my face with water in the morning.