This recipe is also FABULOUS in a foaming soap pump & makes enough face wash solution to fit into a 12 oz. jar, or equally divide into 2 – 8 oz jars.I usually make several of these at once. They’re a huge hit with my friends and make nice gifts, my teenage son uses them and my mother-in-law even used this as a ‘bath in a jar’ when she was laid up in the hospital after knee replacement surgery.
8 or 12 oz mason jar w/lid
@ 1 c. water
1/2 to 1 Tbls. Dr. Bronner’s Baby Mild Unscented Organic Castile soap
1 Tbls. fractionated organic coconut oil
Just mix all the ingredients in a glass container. One that pours is great – like these Pyrex measuring cups – pour into your jar(s) and start addin’ stacks! Would you believe I can fit almost an entire sleeve of cotton rounds into a 12 oz. jar? You’ll want to keep adding them until they’re not sopping wet, but good and damp.
Coconut oil tips:
Either solid coconut or fractionated will work in this recipe. I do not recommend microwaving solid coconut oil to melt it, as microwaves destroy the good stuff in foods. I used to use my Pyrex measuring cup right on the stove top over low heat and WATCH the coconut oil melt. It happens in a in a matter of seconds, so if this what you choose, be aware of that. 🙂 I can not recommend this method on high heat, direct flames or if you are an admitted total klutz! If you choose to use solid coconut oil, it’s safest to stick with double boilers or put your glass measuring cup in a pan of shallow water to get it liquefied.
I used solid coconut oil the first year or so, but I’ve found this recipe so much simpler to make using fractionated coconut oil instead, avoiding heat altogther! This also means we can add all the liquid ingredients directly to the jar, replace the lid & shake to mix, and then add the stacks of cotton rounds!
Tip to add stacks: Take a huge hunk of cotton rounds, put it in the jar and let it absorb the liquid love. You can press, but go slowly so you don’t make it all spill out the top. Then repeat. And again. Until you can’t smoosh any more rounds in the jar!
That is IT! Just WAIT til you smell this. It gets even better when you use it! Just wash & rinse with water. Follow up with moisturizer if you wish, but if short on time, this does a really good job of toning and moisturizing at the same time!I started using this THREE years ago and have not turned back. It’s made a huge difference in my skin! Rarely do I get a pimple anymore, and something in this concoction makes me feel like it tightens my skin. I’ve seen that happen over and over for my friends and family, as well as redness (think redness caused by excessive ‘little veins’) go away, and stay away!Using chemical-laden products was so bad. 🙁 They were also expensive and they didn’t even work. I will never, ever buy store bought, mass-made, chemical CRAP again. My skin told me loud and clear I am doing the right thing. No more blemishes or big pores, my brown spots are disappearing and my skin continues to tighten and firm. Thank you, God!
If you’re concerned about the coconut oil in the recipe, I get it. I was too, because I can’t do coconut as a moisturizer, but in this recipe it works so good! 99.9% of the people I have introduced this recipe to had wonderful things to say about it and there are A LOT. Nuff said?
Because I understand changing takes time, I’m sharing comments I made about Dr. Bronner’s Baby Mild Organic Castile Soap when I made my very first batch of these cleansers at my own make n take and then realized the value. I thought this soap was SO expensive!
“You get 32 oz.for about $19 – its ridiculous how far this will go! I made @ 15 of these jars of makeup remover & 3 foaming hand soaps and the bottle still looks new! I can make FIFTY items from one bottle! Castile is incredibly versatile (for hand soap, dish soap, detergents) it’s all natural, ORGANIC and for $19 this is a bargain! The bottle itself is a wealth of information! Why doesn’t everybody know about this?”
Well, we are working on letting everybody know about this, right now. 🙂 HUGE thanks to Tracey Campbell for sharing with us! YOU are gonna love DIY lavender & tea tree facial cleansing wipes!
Don’t forget to add your own touch to your jars… Whether you’re just slappin’ on labels, or blinging out your jars this can be a lot of fun, too. Items to make this recipe can be found in our DIY store. Each link is connected to Amazon so you can DIY better things for yourself, too!
Oh! Here’s our first live video. It’s a tutorial of the DIY lavender & tea tree facial cleansing wipes. I’m looking forward to learning more about this way of delivering information!
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