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Aloe Avocado Soap-Free Face Wash

by Andrea Butje on October 13, 2014

aloe vera juice with fresh leavesCleanse and refresh your skin with this soap-free face wash!

If you follow the Aromahead Blog, you know I love coming up with new ways to cleanse and nourish skin without drying it out or stripping its nutrients.

Well, I have another beautiful aromatherapy recipe for you!

This recipe is for an all natural, soap-free face wash.

First let me say that I have used some wonderful soaps—and have even made them myself and shared recipes with you all. But I still prefer not to use soap on my face. I know a lot of people who are in the same boat. Their skin is just too sensitive for it.

So this soap-free face wash does the job of cleansing your skin, moisturizing it, and healing it at the same time. The base ingredients are aloe vera gel and avocado oil.

I make this recipe right in a 2 oz (60 ml) PET plastic flip-top bottle (sometimes this is called a “disc top”).

Directions:

  • Add 1.5 oz (45 ml) aloe vera gel to the bottle.
  • Add ½ oz (15 ml) avocado oil.
  • Add 4 drops Frankincense essential oil (Boswellia carterii)
  • Close the bottle and shake gently.

Just three ingredients, and you’re done!

To use this soap-free face wash, get your skin damp with warm water, the way you would normally do when washing your face. Put a little of the face wash on a cotton round and use it just like soap—spreading it all over your face in gentle massaging motions. Then rinse with warm water. Shelf life is about a month.

Aloe vera is one of the most gentle, healing skin care products in the world. Frankincense is one of my favorite essential oils for skin care. It helps cells repair themselves, even in scar tissue—which makes it a wonderful anti-aging agent (I love saying that—anti-aging agent!). Avocado oil, full of beneficial fatty acids, also promotes cell regeneration. It has deeply penetrative properties, and helps skin absorb the full benefits of the other ingredients.

This soap-free face wash recipe comes from my free email series on 12 Aromatherapy Recipes and Tips. In this series, I send some of my favorite blends and tips to your email—one a week for 12 weeks. If this sounds like something you’d like, you can sign up here. It’s free!

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Andrea Butje is an internationally-recognized Aromatherapist who has changed the educational paradigm through her inspired approach to teaching essential oils and Aromatherapy Certification. Check out her book, The Heart of Aromatherapy, at Aromatics International!

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