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Foaming Honey Facial Cleanser

Make this luxurious honey-based cleanser for smooth skin.

| June 2018

  • This cleanser makes 2 fluid ounces in about 10 minutes.
    Photo by Cayla Zahoran Photography
  • “Plant-Powered Beauty” by Amy Galper and Christina Daigneault has more than 50 easy-to-follow recipes to make your own plant-based skincare and beauty products.
    Cover courtesy BenBella

Plant-Powered Beauty (BenBella, 2018) by Amy Galper and Christina Daigneault offers plant-based alternatives to mass-produced beauty products, with recipes that enable readers to make their own products to maintain their natural beauty and promote health and well-being. This cleanser makes 2 fluid ounces in about 10 minutes.

There is something uniquely luxurious about using a special foaming pump for this cleanser recipe featuring honey. Like a fine dessert, the honey provides a richly nourishing sweetness that soothes both body and soul.


  • glass bowl or beaker
  • glass or wooden stirrer
  • 1 (2-ounce) non-BPA plastic bottle with a foaming pump
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon castile soap
  • 1 drop vitamin E
  • 26 drops Foaming Honey Essential Oil Synergy
  • 2 tablespoons distilled water

For the Foaming Honey Essential Oil Synergy:

  • 49 drops sweet orange essential oil
  • 21 drops rosemary essential oil
  • 21 drops fennel seed essential oil


  1. Pour the honey and castile soap into a glass bowl or beaker and stir until well combined.
  2. Continue stirring as you add the vitamin E and synergy.
  3. Slowly add the distilled water into the honey and soap mixture and continue stirring until the ingredients are fully incorporated. The color should be a very pale yellow.
  4. Transfer the mixture to the bottle and twist the foaming pump into place. The cleanser is ready to use and will stay fresh for about 3 weeks. This recipe is good for all skin types.

How to Use Foaming Honey Facial Cleanser

  1. Place one to two full pumps of the cleanser in the palm of your hand.
  2. Rub your hands together and add water to build up the foam.
  3. Generously apply the foam to your face, gently making circular motions to cleanse your skin fully.
  4. After 30 seconds to 1 minute, use warm water to rinse off the cleanser.
  5. Pat your face dry using a clean cotton towel.

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Excerpted with publisher’s permission from Plant-Powered Beauty by Amy Galper and Christina Daigneault and published by BenBella, 2018.

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