Unscented Honey & Clay Facial Cleanser

I wanted to create a cleanser that was unscented, conditioning, mildly exfoliating and able to remove makeup.  I wanted to combine the best of oil cleansing and traditional soap cleansing.  I wanted my face to feel conditioned and smooth but not oily after I rinsed with warm water.  I tried several times to get this formula just right and I really enjoy the final formula.  I chose Castor oil and sweet almond oil since both are very soothing and help to dissolve make up.  I added in honey for its skin conditioning properties.  I added in unscented liquid Castille soap since it is an extra mild and gentle liquid soap with no harsh chemicals, additives, colorants or residue leaving ingredients.  I added in some Fuller's Earth clay to help gently exfoliate the skin and draw out impurities.  You simply massage a bit of this gentle cleanser into your dry skin and then rinse with a wash cloth and warm water.  Pretty amazing!

This recipe is very simple. All the ingredients go into a single glass measuring cup and placed into a simmering water bath.

You stir the mixture until it reaches 120 degrees and the emulsifying wax is fully melted.

Place the warm mixture into your desired container and allow to cool and thicken.

I rubbed red lipstick on my hand, added a bit of the honey clay cleanser and gently massaged it in. Rinsed with warm water and my hand was spotless. 

Fresh-Picked Beauty's Unscented Honey & Clay Facial Cleanser

10 grams Castor Oil
5 grams Sweet Almond Oil
10 grams local honey
15 grams Liquid Castille Soap
5 grams Shea Butter
5 grams Fuller's Earth Clay
3 grams Emulsifying Wax NF
2 grams Stearic Acid

Place all the ingredients into a glass measuring cup. Place cup in a simmering water bath. Stir ingredients gently until mixture reaches 120 degrees and the wax is fully melted and incorporated.  Transfer warm mixture to desired container and allow to cool to room temp.  To use: Massage about 2 teaspoons into skin (avoiding eye area).  Add a bit of warm water and continue to massage then rinse with warm water. 

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