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Gentle Cream Cleanser

This DIY cream cleanser is gentle, mild and simply melts away makeup and can be used to cleanse the skin daily.
This formulation can be changed to suit your skin type and you can change the oils to suit your taste.

Mature Skin Gentle Lavender Cleanser Recipe

Ingredients

• 20 grams Apricot Kernal Oil
• 15 grams Caster Oil
• 12 grams Emulsifying Wax NF
• 40 grams lavender Water (hydrosol)
• 30 grams Distilled Water
• 5 grams Glycerine
• 1 gram Preservative
• 12 drops Neroli Essential Oil
• 200m Pump amber bottle


Equipment
• Digital Scales
• Glass Mixing Beakers
• Saucepan
• Electric Hand Whisk
• Funnel

Instructions

  1. Use your digital scales to weigh the oils and wax (Apricot Kernel Oil, Castor Oil, Emulsifying Wax) then put them into a heatproof glass jug.
  2. Weigh the waters, glycerin and preservative (optional) and place in another heatproof glass jug. If you are using a preservative you will need a small digital scale to accurately measure 1 gram.
  3. Next, stand both jugs in a pan of water and heat.
    Stir your oils & wax gently until it has all melted. If you are using a preservative make sure the water/glycerin/preservative mix temperature does not exceed the recommended level usually around 65C
  4. Remove both bowls from the heat and combine them by pouring the water/glycerin mixture into the oil/wax mixture.
    Stir again for 4 minutes until blended well.
  5. Leave the mixture to stand for a minute then stir again, repeat this until it cools down. If you see any separation place it back on the heat and stir harder until it combines again.
    Then remove from the heat and try stirring gently again until it cools (repeat this again if it fails). If it continues to separate try adding another 1-2g of emulsifying wax and melt it into the mix.
  6. Once it cools to lukewarm it will thicken, then add your essential oils and continue stirring for a few minutes more or until thoroughly combined.
  7. Place in your bottle or container but wait until completely cool to avoid any condensation.
  8. Your cleanser should keep for 12 months if you’ve added a preservative.

You can vary any of the following diy cream cleanser recipes to make a face scrub, simply add an exfoliate.


Rose Cream Cleanser (Dry Skin)
Ingredients:
• 20g Apricot Kernel Oil
• 15g Castor Oil
• 12g Emulsifying Wax
• 40g Rose Water (Hydrosol)
• 50g Distilled Water
• 5g Glycerin
• 1g Preservative (optional)
• 12 Drops Rose Essential Oil (or 6 Rosewood & 6 Neroli)
• Pump Dispenser Bottle
To make this use the same method shown above .


Purify Cedarwood Cleanser (Oily Skin)
Ingredients:
• 15g Grapeseed Oil
• 15g Castor Oil
• 12g Emulsifying Wax
• 50g Witch Hazel
• 40g Distilled Water
• 5g Glycerine
• 1g Preservative (optional)
• 12 Drops Cedarwood Essential Oil
• Pump Dispenser Bottle
To make this natural use the same method shown above.


Gentle Olive (Sensitive Skin)
Ingredients:
• 10g Apricot Kernel Oil
• 1og Olive Oil
• 15g Castor Oil
• 12g Emulsifying Wax
• 50g Rose Water (Hydrosol)
• 40g Distilled Water
• 5g Glycerine
• 1g Preservative (optional)
• 12 Drops Chamomile Essential Oil
• Pump Dispenser Bottle
To make this use the same method shown above.


Geranium Balancing Cleanser (Combination)
Ingredients:
• 15g Jojoba Oil
• 15g Castor Oil
• 12g Emulsifying Wax
• 50g Lavender Water (Hydrosol)
• 30g Distilled Water
• 5g Glycerine
• 1g Preservative (optional)
• 6 Drops Geranium Essential Oil
• 6 Drops Cedarwood Essential Oil
• Pump Dispenser Bottle
To make this use the same method shown above


Tea Tree Intense Cleanser (Problem Skin & Acne)

• 5g Apricot Kernel Oil
• 1og Jojoba Oil
• 1og Hazelnut Oil
• 5g Castor Oil
• 14g Emulsifying Wax
• 50g Tea Tree Water (Hydrosol)
• 30g Distilled Water
• 10g Aloe Vera
• 5g Glycerine
• 1g Preservative (optional)
• 4 Drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
• 4 Drops Rosemary Essential Oil
• 4 Drops Frankincense Essential Oil
• Pump Dispenser Bottle


To make this cream cleanser recipe use the same method shown above.

Note: Add the Aloe Vera with the water in step 2.

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