I'm a serial reinventor!
Every year or so I feel compelled to reinvent my favorite face wash recipe.
There's nothing wrong with the tried and true recipe. It's amazing!
But the more I study and learn about natural products, I inevitably develop a crush on a new ingredient and feel the need to work it into my pre-existing repertoire. Sometimes these experiments turn out great! And other times, I have to set my creations aside.
This coconut oil and green clay facial cleanser was one of the success stories!
I am all about vegetable glycerine!
I can't believe I functioned for so long, oblivious to it's magnificience!
Anyhow, the star of my new and improved facial cleanser is vegetable glycerine.
Vegetable glycerine is derived from plant oils (typically palm or coconut). The magic of glycerine is that it's a humectant and it attracts moisture to the skin. Your skin will feel so soft to the touch! Making this an even softer and moisturizing version of the original.
If vegetable glycerine is to receive a spotlight, then tea tree essential oil which I use often, but never in a facial cleanser deserves one as well.
Tea tree it turns out, with its invigorating tingle was meant for face wash. Antimicrobal, antiseptic, antiviral and stimulating, not only does it give your face a refreshing burst of energy, but it deep cleans in the most gentle of ways.
This moisturizing, soothing, blemish fighting, wrinkle relaxing, coconut oil and green clay facial cleanser is so easy to make.
Here's what you'll need:
1 tablespoon French Green Clay powder
1 tablespoon Coconut Oil
1 teaspoon Vegetable Glycerine
10 drops Tea Tree essential oil
1/4 teaspoon Vitamin E oil
Here's what to do:
In your container of choice (I always recommend glass because plastic can leach toxins into your product) mix the French Green Clay and Coconut Oil until an almost toothpaste like consistency is formed. Add your tea tree, vegetable glycerine and vitamin E oil and stir with a spoon until smooth.
This will last three months easily, but because the batch size is relatively small, you'll probably need to make this every month. I like to keep my batches small just in case. It takes minutes to whip up.
Directions for use:
Rub a dime sized amount of cleanser onto moist skin.
You'll find the green clay will act as a milk exfoliant.
Rub into your skin in a circular motion avoiding the eyes.
Rinse with warm water and pat your face dry.
If you're into facial toners, this one is a must try and is the ideal next step!