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DIY: Homemade Face Wash

Homemade face wash is in a bottle with a pump. It is sitting on a table and there are is a folded pink towel next it.

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This simple homemade face wash is natural, inexpensive and made with only 2 ingredients! Made with goat milk soap, it is super nourishing for all skin types and contains no chemicals. Be sure to check out my detox face mask and homemade tinted moisturizer recipes.





1. Using a cheese grater, grate soap until you have approximately 1/4 cup of soap shavings. This will be approximately 1/6 of the bar.
2. In a medium saucepan, combine water and soap shavings.
3. Heat soap and water over low heat until the soap is dissolved, for approximately 5 minutes.
4. Allow the dissolved soap to slowly cool to room temperature. This could take anywhere from 1 to 4 hours, depending on the temperature of your home.
5. As the mixture cools, it will turn gelatinous and reduce in volume. Pick up the pan by the handle and gently swirl the mixture until it loosens a bit and thins. Alternatively, you can use a spoon to stir the mixture, or even an immersion blender to puree the mixture into a very smooth soap.
6. When the soap is cooled, use either a funnel or a measuring cup with a pouring spout to pour the soap into a container.


The more rigorously you stir the mixture, the more bubbles you will get. Swirling the pan results in the least amount of bubbles (seen below). Using an immersion blender will result in the most bubbles. Bubbles won’t affect the cleansing ability of the soap, but they are difficult to pour and take up more room in a dispenser allowing less room for the actual soap. The bubbles will slowly go away, taking a few hours to a few days to revert back to soap. Until then, you might need an extra pump of soap in order to get enough liquid to adequately lather when you wash.

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