We all know the skincare benefits of aloe vera gel and how mild and super moisturising this one product is!
Aloe vera because of its anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties makes an excellent face wash. Aloe vera is an ingredient which is very beneficial for our skin and also overall health.
It moisturizes our skin and prevents fine lines and wrinkles. Regular use of Aloe vera can also fade away scars from the skin. That is the reason it is one of the most widely used cosmetic products.
To know how to cut, extract and preserve aloe vera gel you can refer to my videos:
1. How to cut and extract aloe vera gel from the leaf in a correct way click here!
2. To know how to preserve aloe vera gel for a long time click here!
Many of you have asked me how to make a natural face wash at home which is easy on the skin and can be used daily.
There are many types of face washes available in the market nowadays for each skin types but most of them are with harmful chemicals.
In this article, I will be sharing 4 DIY aloe vera face wash making methods to make your ultimate natural face wash at home.
- Face wash with vitamin E with anti-ageing benefits
- Face wash with honey for sensitive skin type
- Cream-based Face wash with vitamin C for fairness
- Powder-based face wash for pimple-prone and oily skin type
Let’s learn each one of them.
1. Aloe Vera Face Wash with vitamin E
- ¼ cup fresh aloe vera gel
- ¼ cup rose water or any hydrosol
- 1-2 tbsp liquid castile soap
- 1 tsp any carrier oil (I am taking jojoba oil)
- 3-4 drops of vitamin E and
- 3-4 drops of rosehip seed oil
DIY Aloe Vera Face Wash Method:
In a well-sterilized glass bowl add 1/4 cup fresh aloe vera gel, 1/4 cup rose water or any hydrosol and 1 to 2 tbsp of liquid Castile soap.
*To know what is a ‘Hydrosol’ and how to make it at home click here!
Now, add 1 tsp of your preferred oil (I am adding Jojoba oil),
3-4 drops of each vitamin E and
Rosehip seed oil
and stir well.
(You can skip Rosehip seed oil if you don’t have it).
Add 10 to 12 drops of your preferred essential oil in the end. I am taking Sandalwood essential oil.
To mix oil and water properly, grind this mixture for a minute and pour it in an empty container.
Lastly, label the container with date and ingredients.
Do note that the consistency of this facewash will be liquid-ish.
If you wish you can add a tsp of any gel-based emulsifier to increase the thickness of this facewash.
I am taking approximately 2 tbsp of this facewash in this another container and adding ½ tsp of polysorbate 60 to it.
It acts as an emulsifier to bind water and oil together as well as a thickener.
How to use this face wash?
Take a little amount of this face wash in your palms, rub your palms and do a light massage.
Rinse your face and pat dry.
This face wash is excellent for ageing skin and removes dark spots and fine lines over time.
Because of the vitamin E content it also minimises the damage caused to our skin by free radicals.
2. DIY Aloe Vera Face wash with honey
- 2 tbsp fresh aloe vera gel
- 2 tbsp honey
- ¼ cup of rice water
- 1/2 cup liquid castile soap
- 1 tbsp any carrier oil (I am taking coconut oil)
- 25 to 30 drops lavender essential oil
Add equal parts of both aloe vera gel and honey into a glass bowl and mix well.
Add 1/4 cup of rice water to this mixture.
(*To make rice water, soak almost half a cup of properly washed rice into 1 cup of distilled water for an hour. After an hour stir and strain the water into an airtight container)
Now, add half a cup of liquid castile soap to this mixture and 1 tbsp of your preferred any carrier oil. I am using cold-pressed coconut oil.
In the end, add 25 to 30 drops of any soothing essential oil. Here, I am taking my all-time favourite Lavender essential oil.
Stir well and mix all the ingredients properly. Pour it in an empty container and label the container with date and ingredients.
How to use?
Shake the bottle and mix well. Take a little amount in your palms, rub the palms and do a light massage on your face with it. Rinse and pat dry.
This face wash is super mild and excellent for sensitive skin type. It gently cleanses our skin and provides moisture.
3. Aloe Vera cream-based face wash with vitamin C
- ¼ cup – Aloe vera gel
- 1 and a half tsp – stearic acid or vitamin C or Lemon juice
- 1 cup (+4tbsp) – warm water
- 5 tbsp any carrier oil (I am taking jojoba oil)
- 2 tbsp emulsifier (I am using emulsifying wax)
- 1 tsp any essential oil (I am using orange essential oil)
First add stearic acid, emulsifying wax and oil in a double boiler and melt them.
(*If you are using vitamin C powder instead of stearic acid, then add it in the melted emulsifying wax and oil after removing from heat.)
Meanwhile, mix aloe vera gel with warm water, and if you are adding lemon juice, then add 1 and a half tsp of lemon juice in it as well.
Let the oil part come to the room temperature and then add it to the water part while continuously blending both together until a cream-like consistency is formed.
Let it cool down and add this cream-based face wash in an empty container.
Label the container with date and ingredients.
How to use it?
There are two ways you can use this cream-based face wash.
In the first method;
Add approx. 2 tbsp of this cream-based face wash in a small container and add half a tsp liquid castile soap and mix. You can use this as your regular face wash.
Take a small amount of this cream-based face wash in your palm and add a little amount of liquid castile soap to it. Rub your palms and massage your face gently with it.
Rinse and pat dry.
You can also use it as a moisturiser for your hands, face or as a body lotion. (That’s the reason I haven’t added the liquid castile soap to the entire batch).
It is an excellent makeup remover too.
This cream-based face wash well moisturizes our face leaving it glowing and soft. Also, because of vitamin C it improves the skin complexion overtime.
If you want to make this aloe vera face wash in a larger quantity then add 0.5% of any broad-spectrum preservative to it. I am using DMDMh preservative here.
Preservative options for you:
2. Optiphen Plus
3. Optiphen ND
6. Germaben II
7. Germaben II IE
4. DIY Powder based aloe vera face wash
- 2 tbsp aloe vera powder
- 1 tbsp of any citrus peel powder (I am adding orange peel powder. You can also take pomegranate peel powder or lemon peel powder instead)
- 1 tbsp of any dry flower powder (I am taking dry Rose petal powder)
- 3 tbsp any flour (I am taking 1 tbsp gram flour + 1 tbsp oats flour and 1 tbsp red lentil powder)
- 3 tbsp any clay (I am adding fuller’s earth)
Mix all this powder in a bowl. Add this mixture in a well sterilized airtight container with a spoon in it.
Keep a small liquid castile soap bottle along with this powder container in your bathroom.
How to use?
Add approx 1 tsp of this powder and a pea size liquid castile soap in your palm and add a little water to it, rub your palms and lightly massage your face with it.
Keep it on until completely dry and rinse.
This is an excellent face wash method for oily skin type and for the people with pimple-prone skin.
It gently exfoliates our skin and deeply cleanses the pores. The aloe vera powder heals pimples and prevents future breakouts because of its antibacterial and antifungal properties.
Try these four types initially and check which is the most beneficial for your skin type.
You can use these face washes daily as they contain all-natural ingredients.
Make small batches, maximum for a week and then make a new one as they contain fresh aloe vera gel.
Or you can add 0.5% of any broad-spectrum preservatives.
Over to you..
Do you know any homemade aloe vera face wash recipes?
Let me know in the comments below.