Homemade Facial Cleanser Recipes

homemade facial cleanser

If you want to have a healthy skin and a nice complexion then proper cleaning is a must. We would definitely recommend a homemade facial cleanser. It is not at all difficult to make and it is so much better for your skin than the purchased cleansers that have a number of unhealthy chemicals.

Also making homemade facial cleanser is so much fun! Cleansing your face will unclog the pores and remove dead skin pores. If you have a really oily skin wash your face twice a day, and if you have dry or sensitive skin once a day is enough – preferably before bedtime. If you wear make up necessarily wash it off before going to sleep, and wash your face after working out. After you’ve cleaned your face apply natural toner and moisturizer that you can also make by yourself.

You can try one of these 5 recipes for homemade facial cleanser, suitable for every skin type – dry, oily, combination, sensitive or normal skin type.

Extra Hydratating homemade facial cleanser

(suitable for dry and aging skin)

This cleanser will nourish your skin and hydrate at the same time. It will help dry skin to banish dry patches, wrinkles and all the other dry skin problems you might be dealing with.


  • 2 tablespoons of Coconut Oil
  • ½ tablespoon of Beeswax
  • 2 tablespoons Sesame Oil
  • 4 tablespoons Cucumber Juice
  • 3-5 drops Rose Water


First thing you need to do is melt the beeswax in a double boiler or a heat-proof bowl over a pan of slowly simmering water and than add oils listed above. Remove it from heat and add the rest of the ingredient except rose water. Leave it to cool and and then you can also add rose water. beat the blend until it thickens and then rub it on your skin. Rub it using small rotations. Rinse it with warm water. Put your cleanser in a glass container far away from the heat or otherwise the ingredients would separate.

For making cucumber juice peel a cucumber, cut it in a smaller pieces and put it in a food processor.  Pour that mixture trough the filter and you will get a cucumber juice. Store leftover cucumber juice in a refrigerator and you can use it again within a week.

This cleanser will work great for dry skin type. If you have a normal skin type you can use almond oil instead of sesame oil. For oily skin type use sunflower oil instead of the sesame oil.

Tea Tree Oil homemade facial cleanser

(suitable for oily and combination skin)

If you have an oily type of skin or a combination of more skin types use this cleanser. It will purify oily and acne-prone skin, reduce redness and soothe irritated skin. This cleanser can be used every day.


  • ¼ cup distilled water
  • 1 tablespoon Aloe Vera gel
  • 1 tablespoon Vegetable Glycerin
  • 2 drops of Tea Tree Oil
  • 2 drops of Roman Chamomile
  • 2 drops of Lemongrass or Lemon Oil


Put all ingredients in a dark glass bottle, shake it really well and let it sit for 24 hours. Moist your skin with warm water and then rub 1 tablespoon of the cleanser on your skin. Use warm water to rinse , then pat dry and put a natural toner and moisturizer.

Olive Oil homemade facial cleanser

(suitable for sensitive and dry skin)

Olive Oil facial cleanser is perfect for sensitive skin and it can also be used for dry types of skin. Essential oils calm the skin and olive oil and aloe vera heals the skin.


  • ¼ cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon of Aloe Vera Gel
  • 2 drops of Rose Oil
  • 5 drops of Lavender Oil


Pour all the ingredients in a dark glass bottle, shake it and let it sit for 24 hours. First dampen your skin with warm water and then massage 1 tablespoon of the cleanser into skin. Preferably hold a warm moist washcloth over your face and let it cool. After that, wipe the cleanser away, wash up with water and apply a natural toner.

Since this cleanser is highly hydrating, there is no need to put on a moisturizer after it.

Natural homemade facial cleanser

(suitable for normal skin)

Gentle but effective, this cleanser is perfect for normal skin type but can also be used for dry, oily and combination skin types.


  • ¼ cup Distilled Water or Lavender Hydrosol
  • 1 tablespoon Vegetable Glycerin
  • 2 drops of Ylang Ylang Oil
  • 4 drops of Lavender Oil


Just like in a previous recipe, pour all the ingredients in one dark glass bottle, shake and let it sit for 24 hours. Dampen skin with warm water and then massage 1 tablespoon of cleanser on it. Rinse your face with water , dry it gently and the put a natural toner and moisturizer on.

Another quality homemade facial cleanser

(suitable for every skin type)


  • 7 tablespoons of Almond Oil
  • 3 tablespoons of Shea Butter
  • 1 tablespoon Lanolin Oil
  • 8 tablespoons of distilled water
  • 20 drops of Lavender Oil
  • 2 tablespoons of Beeswax
  • 2 tablespoons of Glycerin


Beeswax, lanolin oil and shea butter stir over low heat until it’s melted and until you get a smooth mixture. Leave it to cool slightly, and during that time stir the distilled water and glycerin and heat it. Put the first mixture in a mixer and add the hot water and glycerin. Stir until you have a smooth paste. Finally, add the rest of the essential oil and stir well for 10 seconds. Put the cream in an air-tight container.

Now that you know how to make a homemade facial cleanser, get in your kitchen and start making it. Your skin will be grateful!

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