Iâ€™ve tried a ton of different skincare options over the years. It started when I was about 10 and my mom was selling Mary Kay products, and on and on from there. Iâ€™ve been careful about ingredients since my early twenties- mostly buying from health food stores and avoiding harsh chemicals. But Iâ€™ve never found something I 100% loved. Iâ€™ve tried everything from extremely overpriced department store cleansing milks, to raw honey (it gave me a rash). I used only coconut oil for a while, but came to the conclusion that for my particular skin, itâ€™s better as a once-in-a-while treatment rather than a daily ritual. When it comes to store-bought, LUSHâ€™s Angels on Bare Skin cleanser has been my favorite, but there was still something a little off about it, so I decided to try making it myself, with complete control over the ingredients. I made my first batch several months ago, and I absolutely love this stuff. Itâ€™s the perfect combination of moisture and gentle exfoliant, with clay to draw out impurities.
a heaping 1/4 cup of almond flour
4 tsp clay (I use Redmond, but Iâ€™m curious about green clay and may try it in the future.)
1 Tbsp vegetable glycerin
7 drops pure lavender essential oil (I only use Young Living; Iâ€™ve noticed such a difference since switching from store bought oils)
4 tsp water
1 tsp organic dried lavender
Mix the almond flour and clay together in a bowl. Then add glycerine, water, and lavender oil. Mix together well (I like to use a silicone spatula to sort of knead it against the side of the bowl.) Scrape together and roll in hands to form a ball. Store in a lidded container. To use, pinchÂ off just a tiny bit and mix it with water in your hand, rub into face, and rinse clean. Follow with your favorite moisturizer if needed.