Homemade Coconut Oil Face Cleanser cleans skin without the estrogen-mimicking ingredients that wreak havoc on our hormones. Easy, no-harm natural skin care!
Have you checked the label of the facial cleanser? Can you even pronounce the names of some of the ingredients?
I’m so glad coconut oil burst onto the scene a few years ago. It’s a wonderful ingredient not only for food but as a base for natural remedies and for caring for your skin. Coconut oil is a light oil that doesn’t leave a heavy residue. It’s antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties make it a great skin cleanser even for acne-prone skin.
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Homemade Coconut Oil Face Cleanser Eases Breakouts
Before getting on natural hormone therapy my skin was prone to breakouts. Coconut oil helped ease those breakouts. Its antibacterial properties helped fight the acne-causing bacteria. Also, new clean oil dissolves and washes away old, dirty oil. Coconut oil does this and leaves skin clean with no greasy feeling. In fact, in my experience, coconut oil is a little drying. I add Vitamin E oil as well as lavender and frankincense essential oils to my homemade coconut oil face cleanser. Vitamin E oil adds even more softening and healing properties to coconut oil.
Coconut oil is a little hard and chunky. The addition of Vitamine E oil smooths the coconut oil giving it a softer feel.
Now that my hormones are in balance (for the most part – I still have some rough patches) I no longer have breakouts. My skin is getting drier and for the first time in my life, I’m needing to heavily moisturize my face. That’s the beauty of a homemade face cleanser. Not only is it inexpensive, but it’s also easy to customize to adjust to your face’s changing needs.
Homemade Coconut Oil Face Cleanser Helps You Avoid the Estrogen-Mimicking Chemicals Used in Many Commercial Skin Care Products
One of the reasons for the epidemic of a medical condition called Estrogen Dominance is exposure to chemicals in personal care products called xenoestrogens. Xenoestrogens are absorbed through the skin and mimic estrogen in our bodies wreaking havoc on our endocrine systems.
A study done in 2016 showed a significant drop in the amount of potentially harmful chemical in the urine of teenage girls. After just three days of switching to cosmetics and skin care products free of parabens, phthalates, triclosan, and other endocrine disrupting chemicals the toxic load on their bodies decreased significantly.
This is really great news! While we can’t completely eliminate our exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals, a few simple changes can reduce the toxic burden in our bodies significantly. Using Homemade Coconut Oil Face Cleanser is an easy change to make in reducing that exposure.
I’m currently writing a book about my experience with Estrogen Dominance, what it is, and how to treat it. If you’re interested in getting when it’s released, comment below or send me an email. I’ll be sure you’re on the list to be notified when it’s ready.
Customizing Your Homemade Coconut Oil Face Cleanser
Everyone’s skin is different. Mine changes a lot with the seasons. During the summer I’ll switch to homemade micellar water (article coming) for cleaning my face in the morning. Then use homemade coconut oil facial cleanser in the evening to remove dirt and makeup.
Homemade coconut oil face cleanser can be as simple as cleaning your face with plain coconut oil. But I like to add vitamin E oil and some essential oils because they make my skin softer and give it a nice glow.
Benefits of Coconut Oil for Your Skin
Coconut oil is a great skin softener and effective at removing makeup. It’s also a great lip softener and I use it in my homemade lip balm (article coming). Studies are still being done to determine why and how coconut oil works so well on skin. Coconut oil becomes liquid at 75 degrees. When I need to exfoliate my face, I add some baking soda to my palm and mix it with coconut oil. It melts into a wonderful exfoliating oil that effectively removes dead skin and leaves my face soft and glowing.
Coconut oil is also high in Vitamin E.
Benefits of Vitamin E Oil for Your Skin
Benefits of Lavender Essential Oil for Your Skin
Lavender essential oil has many healing properties making it good to use on acne, scars, eczema, psoriasis, and other skin disorders caused by inflammation. It’s also soothing and relaxing and has a nice fragrance.
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Benefits of Frankincense Essential Oil for Your Skin
Frankincense essential oil has powerful astringent properties that fight the signs of aging and it promotes the regeneration of cells. This essential oil is also soothing and relaxing. It has a slight pine fragrance.
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Benefits of German Chamomile Essential Oil
I use German chamomile essential oil in my skincare routine when my seasonal allergies are at their peak. Some years my skin gets blotchy and stressed-looking when I’m suffering from hayfever. German chamomile has wonderful anti-inflammatory properties that relieve the blotchy look from my face.
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How to Make Homemade Coconut Oil Face CleanserPrint
Homemade Coconut Oil Face Cleanser
Save money and avoid toxic chemicals with Homemade Coconut Oil Face Cleanser. Cleanse and nourish your skin and remove makeup with this simple recipe.
- Prep Time: 5 min
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: about 8 ounces.
- Category: skin care recipe
3/4 cup virgin coconut oil
1 Tbs. vitamin E oil
1 tsp. lavender essential oil
1/2 tsp. frankincense essential oil
Add 1/4 tsp. German chamomile essential oil for when your skin is irritated and inflamed.
In a microwave-safe glass measuring cup, melt the coconut oil on low in the microwave. When it is melted, stir in the vitamin E oil and essential oils.
Next, pour it into an 8 ounce or larger jar and allow it to set.
Use it whenever you need to cleanse your face and remove your makeup. Safe to use in the eye area. For additional cleansing, follow with Homemade Natural Micellar Water (recipe coming next week).
The beauty of this homemade face cleanser is that it can be customized to suit your skin’s current needs.
For acne-prone skin, reduce the Vitamin E oil to 1 teaspoon and add 1 teaspoon of tea tree oil or Plant Therapy’s Zit Fighter essential oil blend. Zit Fighter contains no tea tree oil but does contain geranium, cedarwood, peppermint, grapefruit, rosemary, and Roman chamomile essential oils. Zit Fighter helps with redness and irritation as well as healing acne.
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What Kind of Jar to Use for Your Homemade Coconut Oil Face Cleanser
I have a lot of Weck jars on hand because I do a lot of home preserving. Weck jars are very useful around the house. They come six to a box and they fit perfectly in my medicine cabinet.
Here are some pretty frosted glass 8-ounce jars with metal lids, labels, and spatulas that are perfect for homemade coconut oil face cleanser as well as homemade lotions and magnesium body butter.
Just about any 8-ounce sized glass jar will work for holding your cleanser. Please be sure to store your homemade coconut oil face cleanser in a glass rather than a plastic container. Plastics are known to contain endocrine disrupting chemicals. It’s best to just avoid plastics wherever possible. Washing and reusing glass jars also helps keep plastics out of the landfills.
Next week I’m sharing my recipe for homemade micellar water. I’ve been making micellar water for years and didn’t know that this is what it’s called. I just wanted a gentle toner for summer and came up with it. So stay tuned!