Homemade Exfoliating Facewash with Lavender Flowers and Orange Peel

A few posts back, I extolled the many virtues of unrefined coconut oil as face wash. I seriously can’t get enough! My skin has been soft, my pores almost non-existent and I’ve been completely blemish free since I’ve been using this delicate, moisturizing treatment.

I love my coconut oil face wash dearly, but I must admit I miss textured exfoliation. Sure, by nature coconut oil facilitates gentle exfoliation as the coconut oil acts like a magnet to pull oil and dirt out of my pores, but the instant gratification of a textured scrub I miss.

A few days ago I began fiddling around in my herb cabinet and came up with this coconut oil based face wash recipe using lavender flowers and orange peel. It's pretty awesome!

If you’re a lover of gentle textured exfoliation, this recipe is for you.

I use orange peel, lavender flowers, bentonite clay and celtic sea salt to slough away dead skin cells. These ingredients are effective, yet not at all harsh. After a quick wash, you're left with glowing, soft, radiant skin.

Who doesn't want glowing, soft, radiant skin?

Homemade Exfoliating Facewash with Lavender Flowers and Orange Peel

Homemade Exfoliating Face Wash

Here’s the formula:

1 cup melted unrefined coconut oil

2 teaspoons lavender flowers

1 teaspoon orange peel

1 teaspoon bentonite clay (don’t use metal to scoop or store)

1 teaspoon celtic sea salt


IMG_1494.JPGIn a grinder, I ground my lavender and orange peel to a fine consistency. The smell is so amazing!


I added the orange peel and lavender along with the bentonite clay and sea salt directly into my melted coconut oil. I used a plastic container to avoid deactivating my bentonite with metal. I shook the oil with the exfoliants and set my container in the refrigerator for 30 minutes so that it would set.


And that’s all folks!


The face wash, I keep right next to my sink. You don’t have to worry about the mixture going bad, as it will last for a very long time.

Happy Exfoliating!