Basic Natural Face Wash
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Basic Natural Face Wash

This simple recipe is made with castile soap (a natural, concentrated vegetable-based soap). Nourishing oil is added to help moisturize the skin. Castile soap, on its own, can leave the skin feeling dry. Once you’ve mastered the basic recipe, try customizing the face wash for additional skin benefits.

Course DIY
Cuisine Body
Keyword Natural Face Wash
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 3 ounces
Author Kristin Marr


  • 1/4 cup liquid castile soap
  • 2 TB distilled water
  • 1 TB nourishing oil such as: sweet almond, olive, or jojoba

Special Equipment:


  1. Pour the soap, water, and oil into a soap dispenser. Seal the bottle. Shake the bottle to combine the ingredients.

To Use:

  1. Gently shake the bottle before each use. Squirt a small amount in your hand. Massage the cleanser on your face using circular motions, then rinse the cleanser off with warm water and a washcloth.

Recipe Notes

This face wash may also be used as a spray. Combine the ingredients in a small spray bottle, shake the bottle before use, and spray on the hands before applying to the face. 

Recommended Storage: Up to 1 month 

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