pure castile soap, organic virgin coconut oil, sweet almond oil, raw organic apple cider vinegar (with the mother), vitamin e oil, and distilled water. If you wish you can also add your favorite essential oils, lavender, rosemary, orange, tea tree, whatever you like, as they also contribute with a lot of beneficial properties and adds a bit of scent as well.
- 1 tablespoon, Raw organic apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 cup, Distilled water
- 2 tablespoon, Castile Soap
- 2 tablespoon, Organic Coconut oil
- 2 tablespoon, Sweet almond oil
- 10 drops, Lavender Essential oil
- 5 drops, Vitamin E oil
Mix all oils and castile soap together with essential oil and vitamin e oil and pour in the distilled water, mix togther and store in a container with pump. Shake before use.
I use pure castile soap from Dr. Bronner and I shift between different natural scents, right now I am using one with Green tea, but I think my favorite is lavender. You can get them with all kinds of natural scents, peppermint, almond, eucalyptus, rose, citrus and you name it, but you can also get it unscented. Castile soap is basically the cleanest soap you can get on the market, it is purely plant-based and totally free of any chemicals, it is natural, organic and biodegradable and just good for humans, pets and Earth, so I am a dedicated supporter and I will never buy any other skin cleanser or soap for my skin and the best thing is that the castile soap has multiple purposes and can be used in many different ways. I use castile soap for my hair, skin, body and as handwash... I even shower my little Amstaff dog in it and it works amazing. You can of course find other brands out there just make sure it is pure and organic.
You can find many organic virgin coconut oils on the market as well, however I prefer using Dr. Bronners or Mantra's Organic coconut oil. I shift a little bit in between depending on my budget, Mantra is cheaper bascially because the packaging is super simple, whereas Dr. Bronner sells theirs in a nice glass jar ( that you can recycle for storage of your homemade skin care products.) However, I find that both works perfectly fine, so it is only limited to my budget. Organic coconut oil is just my life saver, I enjoy using coconut oil in my hair as a mask, on my skin as mositurizer, as intimiate wash, for dry feets, for dry cuticles and also in cooking. It is a wonder product and I can't live without it. It is a priority in my budget every month! It is super anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial, insanly moisturizing and consist beneficial medium chain fatty acids that really keeps you skin in tip top shape. I can highly reccommend it and I have only heard positive feedback from people I have reccommended it to, even people with acne prone skin!
I use sweet almond oil and you can buy it at the pharmacy or at any organic health shop, I love using almond oil on my skin, it penetrates a little bit easier than coconut oil, as the oil is lighter and has more or less the same structure as our sebum in our skin. It is highly moisturizing and is a mild, hypoallergenic oil, which means that the oil is safe for sensitive skin, including baby skin. Almond oil is rich in vitamins and minerals and has large antioxidative properties, known to protect the skin against UV radiation damage and keeping the skin soft and supple and of course it is plant based as well.
Raw Organic Apple Cider Vinegar needs to be labeled "with the mother" and you'll see kind of a spider web floating at the bottom but this is actually the substance that consist all the active ingredients that boost your overall health and skin. Don't use white vinegar, as it doesn't consist any active ingredients that benefits your skin. Apple cider vinegar is amazing to balance your skin's ph level, so it doesn't become too dry or too oily by simply balancing the production of sebum and water. It consist malic acid which is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and helps keeping pimples, or any skin irrtation from happening. It can actually minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and help draw out toxins from your skin leaving it clean and glowing. Always dillute apple cider vinegar with distilled water or oils, as it can be quite rough on senstive skin. You can buy distilled water or you can simply boil some water and let it cool down.
Remember that you can always experiment and use different products, what works for me, don't neccesary work for you, this is just an example on an alternative and more organic skin cleanser. Try it out!