7 Natural Face Washes That Utilize Your Martha Stewart-Like DIY Skills

by Britni de la Cretaz

I’ll be honest here — I’m the kind of person who aspires to be someone that makes her own beauty products, but doesn’t usually get around to making it happen. I have all the best intentions but, at the end of the day, I end up getting lazy and buying something already pre-made and pre-packaged. But I’m working on changing that, and DIY natural facial cleansers are a great place to start.

There are lots of great reasons to make your own face wash. First of all, many store-bought cleansers contain harsh chemicals that aren’t actually all that great for your skin. Secondly, buying pre-made face washes can be expensive. If you do it right, making your own at home can save you a ton of cash in the long run.

When you’re looking at making your own products, doing a little bit of research can go a long way. The last thing you want to do is stop using chemicals that are hard on your skin, only to start using home remedies that are damaging. Foods like oatmeal, yogurt, and honey really are great for your skin, but some other commonly-used at-home remedies are not necessarily the best idea — things like lemon, baking soda, and sugar. But luckily for you, I’ve done some digging for you. Here are seven face washes you can make at home to get flawless skin without spending serious cash.


Gentle Foaming Cleanser

Hello Natural

This simple, DIY foaming cleanser from Hello Natural will be easy on your face — and your wallet. Plus, choose your own essential oil to tailor the scent to fit your own preference and needs.


Cucumber, Honey, and Oat Mask

Back To Her Roots

While this is technically a mask, since the added cucumbers help absorb oil when left on the face for a few minutes, I’m counting it as a cleanser. Back to Her Roots’ oatmeal mask is chock full of ingredients that will make your skin look (and feel) amazing.


Rose and Chamomile Scrub

Hello Natural

Dried chamomile is a good choice for irritated skin, as it has calming properties. Hello Natural’s chamomile-infused scrub will make you excited about washing your face at night!


DIY Oil Cleanser

Danielle Guercio/ Bustle

Danielle Guercio created an easy-to-remove oil cleanser for Bustle that’s super easy to remove. this one’s a breeze. Use it during the winter to give your dry skin some much needed moisture.


Homemade Honey Face Wash

Hello Natural

Honey draws moisture to the skin, so if you have dry skin, Hello Natural’s DIY honey wash is a great option for you.


Simple Oat Cleanser

Hello Natural

Oats are a great cleansing grain for all skin types. All that’s required for Hello Natural’s oatmeal scrub is ground oats and water. Easy as can be.


Castile Soap Face Wash

Kim/ Flickr

Castile soap is a great, budget-friendly way to clean your face. Mix castile soap with water and your favorite essential oil and voila! Instant facial cleanser.

Images: Hello Natural (4); Back To Her RootsKim/Flickr