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
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
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.