DIY Face-Wash!

DIY Face-Wash!

Thanks to Andrea at Simple Organized Living, I will be saving some dinero in my health and beauty budget!  Who knew that castor oil and olive oil could be used as make up remover/face wash?  Much cheaper than my Clinique!  And I have oily-skin!!!  For less than $3 I made a bottle of face wash that will probably last me 4-6months. This recipe can be tweaked for any skin type.  This will be my first time using it so I’ll let you know if it’s money well spent!  With oily skin I use a 2-3parts castor oil to 1 part olive oil…just mixed it in my old Clinique bottle!  At night I use a quarter-size amount rubbed into my skin with a wash cloth, and then wet the cloth with very warm water and lay it over my face for a minute.  Rinse and done!  I won’t even need  to repeat this in the mornings!

Variations: sunflower oil can be used instead of the olive oil.  If you have dry skin, use  2-3 parts olive oil and 1 part castor oil.  If you’re blessed with normal skin, use equal amounts of the ingredients.

My cousin also has a great idea on her blog to crochet her own reusable face-cleansing pads and washcloths! Check  out her post here!

How do you save money in the beauty department? 
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  1. I wash my face in the shower with baking soda and a little Ivory soap, then moisturize with a pea-size amount of olive oil. I have pretty dry skin, and always wondered what the olive oil would do for oily skin.

    • So far so good! Even though I have oily skin most cleansers are very strong and then I have to find a good moisturizer to replace what I lose with cleaning, but this leaves my skin feeling soft, clean, and not dried out at all. I also hear that coconut oil is a great natural moisturizer too. I hope to make some lotions with it later!

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  3. Witch Hazel does wonders… Put some on cotton ball and apply to skin.. doesn’t smell the best but has helped with dry patchy skin and also helps with acne!

  4. Witch Hazel does wonders… Put some on cotton ball and apply to skin.. doesn’t smell the best but has helped with dry patchy skin and also helps with acne!

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