After trying just about every face wash throughout my youth, I finally found the best soap for my skin, which has been Dr. Bronner's Peppermint Castile Soap. I've been using it for the past six years and love that it keeps my skin clear. I've always diluted it with half water, just so it isn't as intense. Today, I ran out. With my recent purchase of Young Living's essential oils, a fresh supply of Unscented Dr. Bronner's and a splash of rose water, I've concocted the simplest, dreamiest recipe for a quick replacement. I decided to use a little rosewater to reduce the appearance of puffiness and to soften the skin (also, rosewater smells heavenly!) I also added frankincense to promote smooth skin, and I like peppermint for its refreshing and energizing scent. After my first wash with this recipe, I was actually in shock of how great my face felt! Literally, as smooth as a baby. I didn't even want to put any makeup on, and spent the next couple hours petting my own cheeks.
8 oz. Dr. Bronner's Unscented Castile Soap
1 Tb rosewater
Therapeutic grade frankincense and peppermint, 3 drops of each**
A bottle with a small pour spout. I recycled an amber kombucha bottle and a squeeze bottle top from an empty honey bottle! Perfect fit.
Fill your empty bottle with all the ingredients, then fill the rest with purified water (about 8 ounces) and gently shake to mix! You're done. All it takes is a drop to lather.