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
- Pour the honey and castile soap into a glass bowl or beaker and stir until well combined.
- Continue stirring as you add the vitamin E and synergy.
- 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.
- 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
- Place one to two full pumps of the cleanser in the palm of your hand.
- Rub your hands together and add water to build up the foam.
- Generously apply the foam to your face, gently making circular motions to cleanse your skin fully.
- After 30 seconds to 1 minute, use warm water to rinse off the cleanser.
- 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.