DIY Frankincense Face Cleanser

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frankincense face cleanser

I have a love/hate relationship with my skin. When I was a teenager it was clear, and poreless. But as I have gotten older, it just seems to get worse and worse! What the heck?

I have spent a lot of money over the years trying different systems, and products for my skin. I always say having an overabundance of high-end beauty products is an occupational hazard of being a hairstylist for 18 years. But none of them really hit the mark, especially for the price.

I recently had an essential oil make and the theme was chemical-free beauty. Have you ever read the labels on some of your beauty products? Scary! Especially once you start googling what some of those ingredients really are. In my quest to use less chemicals at home, my beauty routine has been no exception.

Today I am going to share with you the recipe for DIY face cleanser that I use for my make and take classes. At first, it seemed like a miss because it doesn’t have a lot of scent. But then I started using it and was amazed at what a few simple ingredients could do for my skin! Anyone who uses essential oils knows that you can’t use citrus oils in plastic containers, so when I mindlessly bought plastic containers for my class, I had to come up with a recipe SANS citrus oils. 

The Recipe

3 T Dr. Bronner’s Hemp Baby Unscented Castile Soap

3 T distilled water

10 drops Frankincense Essential Oil

5 Drops Lavender Essential Oil

2 Drops Carrot Seed Essential Oil

Mix together in bottle, and used about a dime size, emulsified in your hands, on damp skin.

Some of you may know that Frankincense is my favorite oil, but I use it sparingly because it isn’t the cheapest tool in the shed. It pains me to add 10 drops of my Frank to ANYTHING, but keep in mind that this amount of face wash will probably last a couple of months. Not bad for 10 drops. Frankincense may help smooth the appearance of healthy-looking skin, plus it has a wonderful, decadent scent.

frankincense essential oil

Not into essential oils? If you’ve been wanting to try them out but don’t want to be pressured to sell or buy more, feel free to join my team! I love oils but I do not love high pressure sales. I’m always happy to answer questions, but I do not pursue this as a business. You can order here.

Have you kicked the chemicals out of your beauty routine? What other products have you made instead of purchasing? If you try this Frankincense face cleanser, I would love to hear what you think!



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Hi! I'm Melissa!

Melissa is a former hairstylist of 20 years who has a passion for living a simply creative life. She loves inspiring others to pick up a planner and get their lives organized, to clean out a closet and minimize their clutter, and to clean up their physical and mental space to lead their most fulfilled life. She is newly single, a mom, soon to be grandma and crazy dog lady who constantly rewatches The Office.



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