I have oily skin. And it is really hard to control this oil. So, my face always looks shiny but in a bad way. Also, I am tired of using commercial products that do not work for me. Instead, I have decided to do my own DIY charcoal face wash.
I will tell you my story.
I admit it. In the past, I loves all those commercial products. I had separate product for everything. I had face wash, moisturiser and so on. Also, I regularly visited a clinic to get skincare. But this did not worked out well. In one of my trips, I started to use a different product for my oily skin. But this product messed up my skin oil balance. And I wasn’t able to restore it back. At least not until DIY charcoal face wash.
One day, one of my friends told me that she has been preparing her skincare products at home. And after that, I decided to give it a shot. This has been one of the best experiences in my life.
Benefits of Charcoal Face Wash
So, before we get to our recipe, I want to talk about benefits of DIY charcoal face wash. Actually, main benefits of this face wash comes from activated charcoal.
Activated charcoal has been used in homemade beauty field for more than centuries. From ancient Greek to ancient India, various civilisations.
This amazing ingredient has incredible cleansing power. When you apply activated charcoal on your skin, it will help cleaning your pores. Also, activated charcoal will balance your oil on your skin. So, if you have oily skin or acne-prone skin, this ingredient will be your next favourite thing.
Also, I am using coconut oil in this DIY charcoal face wash. If you are making your skincare products for a long time, you probably have learned one thing. Coconut oil is the best ingredient for homemade cosmetics and cleaning products. Coconut oil will help moisturising your skin. And this is what we need after we clean the oil on our face.
So, when you combine activated charcoal and coconut oil, you obtain the optimum duo. And you also have homemade face wash with natural ingredients.
Homemade Charcoal Face Wash Recipe
Actually, this face wash is amazing. It has all the natural ingredients. So, when you are washing your face, you know what is going on. You might wonder how I started all this DIY things.
1 cup of organic raw coconut oil
6 capsules of activated charcoal – or 1 ½ teaspoons of activated charcoal powder
2 tablespoons of baking soda
5 drops of lavender essential oil
5 drops of rosemary essential oil
Open the activate activated charcoal capsules.
Take coconut oil, baking soda and charcoal powder in a small cup.
Mix all the ingredients.
Add lavender essential oil and rosemary essential oil to this mixture. Combine all the ingredients.
You DIY charcoal face wash is ready.
How to Use DIY Charcoal Face Wash
It is super easy to use this amazing DIY charcoal face wash. Just use it like a regular face wash. First, you need to wash your face with water. Or you can clean your face with a damp towel. Then, apply your homemade charcoal face wash. Gently massage your skin. This way, you can deep clean your skin. Also, if you are wearing make-up, this face wash will clean every piece of it.
After washing your face with this face wash, you need to rinse it with water. To complete your skincare routine, apply your regular moisturisers. Or you can always make your own homemade face moisturiser.
How to Store Charcoal Face Wash
If you want to store DIY charcoal face wash, you need to transfer the mixture in a clean cup. It is better to use a cup with a lit. So, a jar can be a good option. Then, you need to store the mixture in dry, cool and dark area.
If your face wash directly contacts with sun, coconut oil in the mixture will melt. This is not dangerous. But you will lost the consistency of your face wash.
Also, I recommend preparing small amounts. This way, you can always use fresh ingredients and fresh face wash. If you are living in a hot area, you might want to store your DIY charcoal face wash in the fridge.
Tips of Preparing Charcoal Face Wash
Actually, it is super easy to prepare this amazing face wash. But when you are working with charcoal, there is one thing to consider. Things get a bit messy with activated charcoal.
So, you need to be careful about all those stains. If you don’t want to ruin your favourite t-shirt, try to use an old one. Because activated charcoal will stain your cloths and hands.