30 Natural Face Washes You Can Make At Home

Natural Face Washes

Instead of going for fancy and pricey products, you can try several natural face wash recipes. These recipes are enriched with all the ingredients to help you achieve the smooth and pretty skin that you have always dreamt of.

Here Are Amazing Natural Face Washes

This list is a must-try at home.

1. Honey and Milk Face Wash

What all you need?

  • One tsp honey
  • One tsp whole liquid milk

Directions:

  • Blend approximately one tsp honey with one cup teaspoon of whole, liquid milk
  • Pour enough water to form a thin paste
  • Apply the thin layer into your face and neck
  • Rinse off with cold water

How it works and for which skin type:

  • Milk and honey are gentle ingredients
  • While milk has fat content to moisturize and plump the skin, honey also has the healing power to moisturize skin
  • This face wash can work well on all skin types including sensitive skin.

Tip:

If you want to thicken this face wash, then add one teaspoon of mashed avocado. This can naturally moisturize and plump your skin.

2. Honey and Lemon Juice Face Wash

What all you need?

  • Two tsp honey
  • One tsp fresh lemon juice

Directions:

  • Combine two tsp of honey with one tsp of fresh lemon juice
  • Take the mixture into your palms
  • Smooth a thin layer into your face and neck
  • Rinse off with warm water

How it works and for which skin type:

  • Honey and lemon acts like natural moisturizers
  • Both have antiseptic properties and soothes the skin while cleansing out dirt
  • The citric acid present in lemon can kill acne causing bacteria. It can clear off dead skin
  • Honey is antibacterial and can slow down skin ageing signs. It is also good for boosting complexion
  • This honey and lemon based face wash can be ideal for combination and oily skin

Tip:

You can mix a little amount of Vitamin C powder or add a drop of essential oil to fight acne and cleanse skin.

Honey And Lemon

3. Honey and Egg Cleanser

What all you need?

  • One egg white
  • One tsp honey

Directions:

  • Crack one egg white and pour it into a bowl
  • Mix one tsp of honey
  • Tie back your hair and lather this mixture into your face, avoiding the eye area
  • Rinse off with water

How it works and for which skin type:

  • This face wash can help to tighten your pores and moisturize your skin
  • It can cleanse acne breakouts and treat blackheads
  • This face wash can also improve your skin tone, especially combat dry skin
  • Suitable for all skin types

Tip:

You can also use this mixture as a face pack. Apply on face and let it dry. Rinse off as normal.

4. Curd and Honey Cleanser

What all you need?

  • Two tsp curd
  • One tsp organic honey

Directions:

  • Mix two tsp of curd and one tsp of organic honey
  • Apply on cleansed face, avoiding the eye area
  • Rinse off with normal water and pat dry

How it works and for which skin type:

  • Helps to remove sun tan
  • Removes skin blemishes and dark spots
  • Reduces fine lines and ageing signs
  • Instant skin brightening
  • Nourishes skin
  • Suitable for dry to normal skin

Tip:

Do not apply moisturizer right after using this face wash. You will notice a visible difference in your skin.

Curd and Honey Cleanser

5. Honey and Coconut Oil Face Wash

What all you need?

  • Two drops coconut oil
  • Two tsp honey
  • One tsp baking soda
  • Cloth or towel

Directions:

  • Blend two drops of coconut oil with two tsp of honey
  • Add one tsp of baking soda
  • Rub the mixture onto your palms to warm it up
  • Massage onto the face for 30-40 seconds
  • Place a warm cloth or towel over your face for opening up your skin pores
  • Wait for 20 seconds, and remove it with a wet warm clean cloth

How it works and for which skin type:

  • This face wash can help to get rid of excess oil into the skin without stripping skin off its natural oils
  • Both ingredients contains antimicrobial properties, and restores skin’s moisture
  • It helps to keep skin smooth and healthy
  • Suitable for dry to normal skin

Tip:

Alternatively, try the same steps using coconut oil alone once a week.

6. Almond Cleanser/Scrub

What all you need?

  • ¼ cup almond meal
  • Four tablespoon honey
  • One tablespoon jojoba oil
  • Six drops of peppermint oil

Directions:

  • Take about ½ tsp of the mixture and add a few drops of water onto your palms
  • Scrub the skin gently, allowing the almond meal to do the exfoliating trick
  • Lightly massage all over face for few minutes
  • Rinse off with warm water

How it works and for which skin type:

  • This face wash allows skin to retain its moisture, and allow it to feel hydrated all day long
  • It contains anti-microbial properties which refreshes the skin
  • While the cooling effect of peppermint essential oil can also refresh the skin, keep it away from your eyes

Tip:

Store this face wash in a glass jar away from direct sunlight.

7. Yogurt Facewash

What all you need?

  • One tsp lemon
  • One tsp yogurt

Directions:

  • Mix one teaspoon of plain yogurt with one teaspoon of lemon juice
  • Use your fingertips to apply the face cleanser onto skin
  • Massage out to loosen makeup and dirt
  • Wash off with warm water

How it works and for which skin type:

  • Yogurt is a natural cleanser since it is rich in lactic acid, proteins, and fat
  • This yogurt based face wash can help to detoxify and cleanse skin to give the best results
  • Suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin

Tip:

You can also add one drop of essential oil into the yogurt for producing a rich fragrant cleanser.

Yogurt Facewash

8. Oats Scrub/Cleanser

What all you need?

  • One tsp ground oatmeal
  • One tsp ground brown sugar
  • One tsp raw honey
  • One tsp jojoba oil
  • Two drops frankincense
  • Two drops geranium
  • One drop lavender

Directions:

  • Grind oatmeal and brown sugar and make a fine powder
  • Add raw honey, jojoba oil and essential oils
  • Stir well
  • Wet face using little amount of warm water
  • Apply a small amount of this facial mixture to your skin
  • Gently massage in small, circular motions
  • Rinse off with warm water and pat dry

How it works and for which skin type:

  • This oat based scrub is gentle on the skin
  • It keeps the skin moisturized and clean
  • Suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin

Tip:

Make use of this face wash while the mixture is still warm.

9. Oil Cleanser

What all you need?

  • One part castor oil
  • Four parts essential oil
  • Soft cloth

Directions:

  • Blend one part of castor oil with four parts of essential oil
  • Apply on your face and neck
  • Wipe off using a wet warm soft cloth

How it works and for which skin type:

  • It is a medium based weight oil that addresses oil prone and dry areas together
  • You can choose an essential oil that works best for your skin texture

Tip:

For general skin care, use essential oil like lavender, chamomile, and geranium. For dry skin, use cedarwood, rose, jasmine, and ylang-ylang. For normal skin, use rosewood, cedarwood, chamomile, jasmine, and lavender. For combination skin, use ylang-ylang, rosewood, and geranium. For oily skin, use Roman and German chamomile, peppermint, lavender, cypress, sandalwood, juniper, lemon, and grapefruit.

10. Ghee Cleanser

What all you need?

  • 100 ml solid ghee
  • 100 ml water
  • Cloth

Directions:

  • Blend 100 ml of solid ghee into a bowl
  • Add equal parts of water to it
  • Use a blender to mix it thoroughly until the ghee and water are absorbed fully
  • Strain excess
  • Add another 100 ml of water into the ghee and blend
  • Blend until the ghee has a creamy form
  • Apply one teaspoon of this mixture onto your face
  • Wipe off with clean soft cloth

How it works and for which skin type:

  • Ghee is an excellent moisturizer and coolant for skin
  • This natural skin moisturizer is extremely beneficial for dry skin

Tip:

Store the ghee based face wash in an air tight glass jar. Do not expose to air moisture as it can create a foul smell.

Ghee Cleanser

11. Strawberry Face Wash

What all you need?

  • Four ripe strawberries
  • One drop peppermint essential oil
  • Mortar and pestle or bowl and fork
  • Cheese cloth

Directions:

  • Take the stems off the strawberries and slice it
  • Mash the berries until smooth using any of the grinding tools
  • Strain the mixture using the cheese cloth
  • Add one drop of peppermint essential oil to the juice
  • Apply the mixture onto face and neck. Massage for 1-2 minutes
  • Rinse off with lukewarm water

How it works and for which skin type:

  • Strawberries contain astringent properties, and keeps skin clean
  • It contains natural bleach, to treat uneven skin tone and dark spots
  • Suitable for normal to combination skin

Tip:

This strawberry based face wash is ideal to use on a day you wear less makeup.

Strawberry Face Wash

12. Pineapple Cleanser

What all you need?

  • ½ cup pineapple chunks
  • Four tsp olive oil

Directions:

  • Blend ½ cup of pineapple chunks into a smooth paste
  • Add four tsp of olive oil
  • Apply this cleanser onto face and neck
  • Rub in circular motion for few seconds and rinse off with water

How it works and for which skin type:

  • This pineapple based cleanser can help to remove dead skin cells
  • Ingredients like pineapple and honey are great to keep skin moisturized
  • Suitable for normal skin

Tip:

While using the pineapple cleanser, make sure that it does not get inside your eyes. Rinse off with warm water.

13. Papaya Face Wash

What all you need?

  • ½ cup ripe papaya
  • 2 tsp whole milk
  • 1 tsp honey

Directions:

  • Chop the papaya into small slices and blend them
  • Add milk and honey to the papaya mash and mix well to form a smooth paste
  • Apply this mixture to your face and neck
  • Rinse off using cold water

How it works and for which skin type:

  • Papaya and honey contain hydrating properties, while milk can help brighten skin
  • This face wash is great to keep your skin moisturized

Tip:

Do not make use of whole milk if you are allergic to dairy products. Just, add an extra teaspoon of honey.

Papaya Face Wash

14. Aloe Vera Face Wash

What all you need?

  • Four tsp pure aloe vera gel
  • Two tsp jojoba wax
  • Two tsp liquid castile soap
  • Two tsp white cosmetic clay
  • 1 drop lavender essential oil

Directions:

  • Combine all the ingredients together keeping aside the clay in a bottle and shake well
  • Wet your face with water
  • Take a small amount of cleanser onto hands
  • Apply in small circular motions and rinse well

How it works and for which skin type:

  • Suitable for dry, oily, and combination skin
  • This soothing face wash can help to cleanse skin with great effects

Tip:

Follow up with a good moisturizer if your skin tends to feel dry.

15. Turmeric and Gram Flour Face Wash

What all you need?

  • Four tsp gram flour
  • One tsp lemon
  • One tsp yogurt
  • One pinch turmeric

Directions:

  • Mix all four ingredients to form a smooth paste
  • Apply onto face and neck
  • Wash off using cool water

How it works and for which skin type:

  • This gram flour face wash keeps skin smooth and radiant
  • This face wash can also remove skin tan
  • It is ideal for all skin types

Tip:

You can also mix the gram flour with one tsp of malai and ground orange peel powder for an instant glow.

16. Cucumber and Mint Face Wash

What all you need?

  • ¼ cucumber unpeeled
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • Two tsp white sugar
  • Two tsp coconut oil
  • 8-10 drops of peppermint essential oil

Directions:

  • Blend cucumber in tiny flecks
  • Add sugar and coconut oil
  • Stir in the peppermint oil
  • Use it right away

How it works and for which skin type:

  • This face wash works great for itchy, dry, and irritated skin
  • The presence of mint can soothe skin inflammation, while cucumber offers a cooling sensation to your skin
  • Suitable for normal to oily skin

Tip:

Store this face wash in the refrigerator. Scoop it out whenever needed.

Cucumber and Mint Face Wash

17. Black Grapes Face Wash

What all you need?

  • Pulp of few fresh grapes
  • One tsp olive oil
  • One tsp milk
  • One tsp honey
  • ½ tsp baking soda

Directions:

  • Blend all the ingredients together in a bowl
  • Apply this mash on your face
  • Rinse off with cold water

How it works and for which skin type:

  • Black grapes can bring an instant glow to your face
  • Suitable for dry skin

Tip:

Additionally, drink grape juice for enhancing skin tone.

18. Tomato Cleanser

What all you need?

  • One ripe tomato
  • Half a glass of fresh un-boiled milk
  • Cheese cloth

Directions:

  • Mash the tomato using a blender
  • Strain the pulp using a cheese cloth
  • Apply the juice mixture onto face and neck twice a day
  • Rinse off with water and pat dry

How it works and for which skin type:

  • This tomato based cleanser is helpful for reducing pores and preventing acne

Tip:

Try a skin patch test if you have sensitive skin.

Tomato Cleanser

19. Coconut Milk Face Wash

What all you need?

  • ¼ cup fat coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup liquid castile soap
  • Few drops of essential oils (optional)

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients in a squeeze bottle
  • Allow it to lather up
  • Shake the bottle before using

How it works and for which skin type:

  • Coconut milk is great for dry skin
  • It has fat content which helps to seal moisture

Tip:

You can use this face wash ingredient as a shampoo as well.

20. Cream and Apple Cleanser

What all you need?

  • 2-3 apple slices
  • Two tsp milk cream
  • One tsp honey

Directions:

  • Blend the apples well
  • Add two tsp of milk cream and one teaspoon of honey to the blended apple juice
  • Apply to your face and massage for two minutes avoiding the eye area
  • Rinse off with water

How it works and for which skin type:

  • Suitable for oily skin
  • This apple cleanser is gentle on the skin

Tip:

You can also remove this cleanser using pre soaked cotton pads.

21. Yoghurt and Strawberry Cleanser

What all you need?

  • Two or three fresh strawberries
  • Two tsp honey
  • Two tsp plain yogurt

Directions:

  • Mash the strawberries using a fork in a bowl
  • Add honey and yogurt
  • Apply onto face and neck. Rinse off with cold water

How it works and for which skin type:

  • This face wash helps to gently remove all impurities
  • Suitable for dry to combination skin

Tip:

Do not use flavored yogurt. Make use of plain yogurt for best results.

22. Clay and Aspirin Cleanser

What all you need?

  • 2 crushed aspirin powder
  • 2 tsp clay
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp distilled water

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients together excluding apple cider vinegar
  • Use a sieve to draw out the mixture
  • Add apple cider vinegar, and mix vigorously to form a smooth paste
  • Add water if the mixture seems too dry
  • Use a synthetic brush to apply this facial cleanser

How it works and for which skin type:

  • Aspirin is an anti-inflammatory agent that can help to soothe the skin
  • This facial cleanser is great for treating acne
  • Safe cleanser for all skin types

Tip:

Follow the amount of ingredients needed strictly.

23. Gram Flour Cleanser

What all you need?

  • ½ cup besan
  • ¼ cup moong dal powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric

Directions:

  • Mix all ingredients together
  • Massage the mixture on damp skin
  • Massage for one minute and rinse off using water

How it works and for which skin type:

  • This gram flour facial cleanser helps remove accumulated oil and grime coming from pores
  • Your skin automatically tightens after washing face
  • Suitable for oily and combination skin

Tip:

Since this facial cleanser contains turmeric, it can stain your nails. Scrub your nails using mild soap and water.

24. Tomato Cleanser

What all you need?

  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • One small to medium tomato

Directions:

  • Mash one small to medium tomato into a food processor
  • Pour the tomato puree into a bowl
  • Add two tsp of baking soda
  • Allow the mixture to foam up
  • Massage the cleanser in circular motions
  • Rinse off with cold water

How it works and for which skin type:

  • This tomato based cleanser gently clear pores and treat irritated skin
  • Suitable for combination to oily skin

Tip:

Use this cleanser when fresh. It does not last for long.

25. Milk and Chickpea Cleanser

What all you need?

  • Five to six tsp chickpea flour
  • One tsp turmeric powder
  • Two tsp raw milk
  • One tsp turmeric powder

Directions:

  • Mix all ingredients together to form a smooth paste
  • Apply the cleanser over your face
  • Wash off after 10 minutes

How it works and for which skin type:

  • Use this cleanser daily to reveal soft skin
  • Suitable for all skin types

Tip:

Use this freshly made cleanser immediately since it is not ideal for storing.

26. Clay and Honey Cleanser

What all you need?

  • 3. tsp kaolin clay or Bentonite clay
  • 3. tsp rosehip oil
  • 2. tsp honey
  • 10 drops essential oil (optional)
  • Glass jar

Directions:

  • Mix the clay, rosehip oil, and honey until smooth. Mix in the essential oils, slowly
  • Apply a small amount to your fingers. Rub in circular motions. Rinse off with water and pat dry

How it works and for which skin type:

  • Use Bentonite clay if you have acne-prone, oily, combination or normal skin
  • Use Kaolin clay if you have sensitive, dry or mature skin

Tip:

Select an essential oil that best suits your skin texture. For normal skin, choose lavender, for dry skin, choose geranium or sandalwood, for oily skin, choose bergamot, and for sensitive skin, choose lavender.

27. Tea Tree Oil Facial Cleanser

What all you need?

  • ¼ cup castor oil
  • ½ grape seed oil
  • ¼ cup jojoba oil
  • 15 drops tea tree oil

Directions:

  • Wet your fingertips using oil. Gently massage the oil onto face and neck for one minute
  • Place a wet warm soft cloth over your face
  • Pat dry

How it works and for which skin type:

  • This facial cleanser restores moisture back into the skin
  • Suitable for dry and normal skin

Tip:

If you have sensitive skin, reduce the amount of castor oil and add more grape seed and jojoba oil.

Tea Tree Oil Facial Cleanser

28. Chamomile and Oats Face wash

What all you need?

  • ½ cup oats
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp honey

Directions:

  • Brew one cup of chamomile tea
  • Mix oats, baking soda, and honey in a bowl and mix well. Then add two tsp of the tea into the mixture
  • Set aside for five minutes
  • Apply to damp face and rinse off as normal

How it works and for which skin type:

  • Chamomile brings about a calming effect onto skin
  • Oats contain salicylic acid and is a gentle exfoliant
  • Suitable all skin types

Tip:

Add an extra tsp of chamomile tea into the oats mixture, if the desired consistency is too thick.

29. Apple Cider Vinegar Facial Cleanser

What all you need?

  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tsp warm water

Directions:

  • Mix the apple cider vinegar with the warm water
  • Dip a cotton ball into the diluted ACV
  • Using gentle upward strokes, use the cotton pad on damp face and neck

How it works and for which skin type:

  • Apple cider vinegar can help to balance pH levels and prevent skin from becoming too oily or too dry by normalizing sebum production
  • Suitable for normal to oily skin

Tip:

You can take a sensitivity test by applying the diluted ACV onto face. If you do not get a reaction, then you can go ahead with it.

30. Olive Oil Face Cleanser

What all you need?

  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup vinegar
  • ¼ cup water

Directions:

  • Mix all the ingredients together
  • Apply the oil on damp face and neck
  • Massage gently for one to two minutes allowing the oil to absorb into the skin
  • Wipe off gently using a soft wet cloth

How it works and for which skin type:

  • This oil cleanser can help to lighten dark spots, and make skin smoother
  • Suitable for dry and normal skin

Tip:

You can also use this cleanser to help with irritated and sun burnt skin.

Olive Oil Face Cleanser

Tips, Prevention and After Care

  1. Clean and moisturize your skin as often as possible. Follow up with a toner and moisturizer.
  1. Exposure to direct sunlight can damage skin, and cause wrinkles, freckles, age spots, and discoloration. Always wear sunscreen with a high SPF.
  1. Take professional help for treating a persistent skin problem.
  1. Eat a balanced and healthy diet.

Familiarize yourself with unusual moles, or patches, as in some cases, it can lead to skin cancer.

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2 Comments

  1. Jenny

    July 31, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    You have mentioned Honey in almost all the face cleansers. Is it really helpful for skin cleansing?

    • Lima Aier

      August 4, 2017 at 1:57 pm

      Yes, honey is a gentle cleanser for smooth and clear skin. Its natural antibacterial and probiotoic properties effectively reduce skin problems.

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