Homemade Foaming Face Wash With Castile Soap
This recipe for simple DIY homemade foaming face wash is made with liquid castile soap that is good for almost any skin type. A facial cleanser that is all natural to keep your skin feeling fresh and clean.
As my daughters grow up, I’m more and more aware of what we’re using on our skin and putting into our bodies and more interested in finding natural solutions.
What are all these extra ingredients and synthetic fragrance in commercial products like the deodorant and the soaps we use, the make up we wear? Its overwhelming to try and find out what they all are and harder and harder to find natural products that are budget friendly.
Making homemade toiletries has been an easy way to make sure I know what is in our skin care without breaking the bank. Its easier than you might think and the results are often better than the store-bought version!
Have you tried making my coffee scented hand soaps yet?
Making my own face wash has been something I’ve wanted to do for a long time. With my two pre-teen daughters and I using it twice a day, we go though store-bought face wash pretty fast!
This DIY face wash recipe is made with castile liquid soap and takes 2 minutes to whip together! I’ve been using it on a daily basis for the past year now and I still cannot get over how smooth it makes my skin feel after washing!
And the best part is you can customize the scent however you like using your favorite essential oil blends!
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What You Need To Make Homemade Face Wash With Castile Soap:
- castile soap – Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap is good for cleaning just about anything in a gentle and natural way. I use unscented castile soap for this recipe because it’s the most gentle on sensitive areas like around your eyes.
- almond oil – Its perfect for use on dry skin, especially in a face wash. Sweet almond oil contains vitamin A which is beneficial for treating acne-prone skin. If you don’t have almond oil another carrier oil like jojoba oil or fractionated coconut oil work well as a substitute.
- essential oils – essential oils will add scent to the face wash as well as some benefits for your skin. More on that later in this post.
- rose water or distilled water – Rose water is known for being beneficial for the skin in many ways. It hydrates naturally, reduces the appearance of large pores, tightens the skin and provides antioxidant protection. To make this recipe more budget friendly, use distilled water instead.
- soap pump – this recipe works with any kind of soap pump, but if you’re looking to make a foaming soap, make sure to use a foaming soap pump.
FAQ About Homemade Face Wash With Castle Soap
can you make homemade face wash with castile soap?
Castile soap is good for cleaning just about anything including your body. Since its all natural and a powerful but gentle cleanser, castile soap is the perfect soap base for making homemade face wash that works for both dry and oily skin types!
For sensitive skin, use Dr. Bronner’s Unscented. I use to make all natural DIY baby wash too!
can you mix castile soap with essential oils
Yes, the easiest castile soap to mix with essential oils is Doctor Bronner’s unscented since the scents won’t have to compete with each other. Its easy to customize the smell of this soap with your favorite essential oils.
I do like to use orange castile soap since it smells fresh and sweet, and can be mixed with a variety of oils like, sweet orange, rose, vanilla or lavender essential oils.
How to Make This Homemade face wash recipe
- Mix all of the ingredients in a glass bottle with a soap pump lid.
- Shake well to combine.
Tips for success
To Use – Shake the soap dispenser bottle to evenly distribute the ingredients. Apply a small amount of foaming face wash using wet hands. Rub all over face, keeping out of your eyes. Rinse off with water.
Variations – For more sensitive skin types, substitute the orange castile soap with the fragrance free version.
Change up the scent of this face wash by swapping out the 20 drops of geranium essential oil with different oils that are beneficial to the skin.
To Store – Homemade face wash will last for a very long time when stored in a dark place in an air tight container.
More Homemade Ideas For You
If you liked this recipe, you should try some of my other personal care and beauty product recipes on the blog!
- Homemade Raw Honey Oatmeal Soap
- Homemade Toilet Cleaner Bombs
- DIY Chalkboard Paint
- Homemade Strawberry Lip Balm
- DIY Laundry Stain Remover Spray
If you try making this homemade face wash with castile soap, I would love it if you use the 5 star rating in the comments below! It helps me so much!
How many cups do you get from the rose water you linked? It says its a 4oz container, I know that’s half a cup but I find it hard to believe one ingredient alone would be 13 dollars just for one batch of the face wash
Especially since after doing all of the math for the other recipes I’m interested in, they were astronomically cheaper
Hi! I would buy it at Target or Walmart instead. I linked it to Amazon just to show what Rose water is. Sorry about the price! You can also just use water to make it MUCH cheaper! Rose water is just a bonus for your skin but not at all necessary. I’ll update the post to say that though!
Thank you for bringing that to my attention! I’m definitely going to adjust the post, because I thought I had made the note that water works just fine. Linking to that particular rose water was very misleading!
How many fluid oz does your recipe make?
About 12 ounces
Hello! I am just starting to get into making my own natural products and I’ve seen your recipe for face cleanser. I have made my own face cleaner with distilled water, jojoba oil, Castile soap and essential oils. Looking more into it, I found that some things need preservatives if they contain water so now I’m getting discouraged thinking I’m making things wrong. Does my facial cleanser need any preservative since it contains distilled water or how long will it last before growing bacteria?
Thanks for you help!!
Hi! I’ve used distilled water in my facewash and it lasts a good several months without developing any kind of bacteria in it. I think as long as the water is purified in some way you should be ok.
Have you tried this using the rose castile soap instead of adding rose water? I’m not terribly fond of orange, but my tween daughter and I love rose. Would it work the same way for this recipe? Would it have the same benefits as the rose water?
Hi Dana! I think that sounds amazing! This recipe is pretty much customizable to whatever scent you like. And I would assume rose castile soap would have the same benefits as the rose water. Please let me know how it turns out!
Castile soap can clean most surfaces in the home, from the skin to laundry, making it the most versatile soap on the market! Personally, I enjoy using it as a facial cleanser.
I just made this face wash! Easy recipe to follow. I hope my face likes it! I noticed the wash it pretty thin. Would you recommend using a foaming soap dispenser?
I’m so glad you tried it out Emily! Yes, it is thin and a would work well in a foaming dispenser!
Does this need to be in an amber bottle since there is an essential oil in it? This is my first time making anything like this so I want to get the right supplies the first time!
Hi Tiffany! If your bathroom, or wherever you’ll be using your face wash is pretty sunny, I would use an amber bottle. If it’s not so sunny, you could use a clear bottle.
Thank you! No windows in my bathroom, so I think I can use a mason jar with one of those handy soap pump lids you mentioned in one of your posts!
Hello! I have been using Castile soap for years and have never used this ratio. It seems like an amazing amount to Castile soap given the fact that it is very concentrated to begin with. I also usually use a foam soap dispenser and can make it go much further. A 1/2 cup would make me loads of dispensers!