Face Wash With Essential Oils [4 Scent Combinations]

By Valeria D.

This is the recipe for my favorite face wash with essential oils.  It’s really effective and super easy to make. 

The bonus is that you will never get tired of it as the combinations of aromas you can come up with, are close to endless. There are about 100 different essential oils out there, so you will sure find something you love.

Read on for the ingredients, benefits and the 4 different scents you can try out. 


Why make this Face Wash With Essential Oils?

Of course you can spend hundreds of dollars on products. And unfortunately on the ingredients label of most of them you will read: alcohol, perfumes, mineral oil, artificial colors, sulfates, etc.

If you don't want to spend a fortune on face cleansers that are packed with harmful chemicals, preservatives, and other toxic ingredients, you can make your own.

I used to think high-quality facial cleansers HAD to cost money. -You pay for the quality, I thought.

What you actually pay for is the brand and their ad campaigns. I used to shell out $30 for a popular brand of facial wash that is so small so it would only last me 1 to 2 months.

Currently almost all my skin care products are homemade and natural. I swear by essential oils and use them widely - from household to aromatherapy and skin care. Getting started with essential oils and making your own skin care products could be overwhelming and pricey.

However, once you get to know the oils and supply yourself with a few basic ones, you will see that using them is easy and fun. Moreover,  making your own face wash with essential oils can actually save you money in the long run.

Because you only use a few drops of  your oils to make a cleanser that will last you 2-3 months, meas that you will only need to buy essential oils once to twice a year. 

What's in the Face Wash With Essential Oils?

I have experimented with 4 different scent combinations and I will get to the part with aromas, but first let me tell you how simple the thing is. It’s just 3 ingredients and water - Castile soap, jojoba oil, essential oils and water.

For this particular face wash with essential oils, I use jojoba oil. Jojoba is wonderful for moisturizing and nourishing the skin. It is perfect for those of us with dry, sensitive, normal, mature skin and even oily skin.

Yes, you heard me right! You can use jojoba oil even if you have oily skin. In fact, jojoba is the best oil you can use to treat excess sebum production and acne-prone skin. Jojoba oil resembles the natural oils your skin produces, sinks well and moisturizes deeply. 

If you suffer from severe breakouts, you can also add a couple of tablespoons of witch hazel, which is a natural astringent. It works to remove excess oil from skin and tighten the pores.

Foaming Face Wash With Essential Oils Recipe

Enough to fill in a 16 oz (~500ml) soap container/dispenser 
1/2 cup unscented Castile soap
2 Tbsp. jojoba oil (can be replaced with sweet almond oil, rosehip oil)
~30 drops of essential oil
1 cup distilled water

How To Prepare and Use It?
1. Mix the ingredients in a bowl. Stir well.
2. Pour in a glass soap dispenser. 

3. To use:
- AM. - Wet your face, put 2-3 pumps of soap in your hand or on a wet flannel. Work the soap in circular motions and rinse with cool water.
- PM. - Remove your makeup thoroughly and repeat the cleaning method from above. 
Note: Avoid your eye lids. You don’t want to get soap or essential oils in your eyes.
Pat dry and continue with applying your toner. Finish with moisturizer or serum.

Foaming Face Wash With Essential Oils - 4 Different Scents - Pretty Blooming; This is the recipe for my favorite face wash with essential oils.  It’s a really effective and super easy to make.  The bonus is that you will never get tired of it as the combinations of aromas you can come up with are close to endless. There are almost 100 different essential oils out there, so there is something for every taste.  Read on for the ingredients, benefits and the 4 different scents you can try out. ​

4 Essential Oil Scent Combinations

1. Floral-citrus blend 
2. Herbaceous-minty blend 
3. Woody-spicy blend 
4. Earthy-herbaceous blend 

Feeling creative? - Customize your own essential oil combination. Use my post about blending essential oil aromas and have fun finding your favorite scent.

About Castile Soap

Castile Soap Dr. Bronner's - DIY Face Wash With Essential Oils and Castile Soap - Pretty Blooming;

Castile soap is an amazingly versatile vegetable-based soap. It is made free of animal fats and synthetic ingredients. Castile soap is natural, non-toxic, biodegradable soap.

Traditionally, castile soap was made of olive oil. Castile soap was made in the Mediterranean area and it gets its name from the Castile region of Spain. 

You can find it in both bar or liquid forms. For the purpose of our DIY face wash with essential oils, you will need the liquid one.

The brand I use and recommend is Dr. Bronner's Pure-Castile Liquid Soap. It is very gentle and suitable for all skin types. 

As with any soap, you’ll want to avoid getting it in your eyes. Liquid castile soap can sting and burn if it gets in the eyes.

Final Thoughts

As I said combinations of essential oil scents are close to endless so you should feel free to experiment and find the one you love most.

Need inspiration for essential oil scent blends? Check my post about blending essential oils and what aromas go well together. 

If you are new to essential oil, start with researching what essential oils and how you can use them in your regimen. You can check my Essential Oils Beginners Guide here.

I hope you enjoyed the post and please let me know when you make this face wash with essential oils. I would love to hear how do you like it and which scent combination you prefer.

Thank you for reading the blog!

Stay tuned and take skin care 💕


The Information on this website has not been evaluated by FDA and is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease. The information is not intended as a substitute for advice or medical care of a qualified healthcare specialist. The information on this website is for educational purposes only. You should seek the advice of your health care practitioner before undertaking any health changes. Before applying anything on your body and face, please do a patch test first. 


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