30 Nov How to make series – How to Make DIY Organic face cleanser
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As we have known in the previous post, that Organic Skin Care is Skin Care product that uses plants derived ingredients together with other Natural ingredients without pesticides, herbicides, and synthetic fertilizers. Today we will learn about how to make an organic facewash or face cleanser. Well, you must be wondering what surfactant is being used in all organic cleansers to make their ‘foamy’ effects, do you? , because most of the surfactants are using chemical ingredients which are not organic ingredients.
First, you need to know that SURFACTANT is a compound that lower the surface tension (or interfacial tension) between two liquids, between a gas and a liquid, or between a liquid and a solid. Surfactants may act as detergents, wetting agents, emulsifiers, foaming agents, and dispersants. It is a MUST for a cleanser to use this to create a ‘foamy effect’ that can clean up the dirt. So if you want to make an organic facewash or face cleanser, there are some natural surfactant you will need to know, and I will explain in this blog.
The most known organic surfactant is COCO GLUCOSIDE, Coco Glucoside is a combination of coconut based fatty alcohols (c8-16) and glucose (sugar/starch). It is a natural, non-ionic, surfactant, being ultra mild and gentle, does not dry the skin which makes it an excellent choice for the formulation of personal hygiene and toiletry products, and one of the most gentle of the cleansing agents, making it ideal for all foaming and cleansing products, especially those designed for fragile or sensitive skin.. It produces a very satisfactory level of foam.
In some country, coco glucoside is very hard to find, but you don’t need to worry, there are other natural surfactants besides coco glucoside which can be used in an organic cleanser, such as Coco-betaine, Cocamidopropyl betaine, decyl glucoside, lauryl glucoside and triethanolamine (TEA). These natural surfactants have higher prices compared to the chemical ones. That’s why the natural organic face cleanser products are more expensive than those with the chemical surfactants
Now let us talk about making a DIY organic face cleanser. The good news is… you do not need to search for this natural surfactant and pay a higher price… why is that?
Because you can use Castile Soap instead…it is a combination between olive oil, coconut oil, potassium hydroxide lye flakes and distilled water, you can find this castile soap anywhere instead of making it yourself and the price is not as expensive as a natural surfactant. Now let us see what ingredients you will need to make an organic face cleanser.
What you will need :
- 1/3 cup of Castile Soap
- 2/3 cup of distilled water
- 1 tablespoon of grapeseed oil
- 20 drops of Malaleuca essential oil
- 2 drops of lemon essential oil
- 2 drops of lavender essential oil
How to make it :
- Mix the castile soap and distilled water in the beaker
- Add the grapeseed oil
- Add the essential oils
- And stir them together
- Voila….Your DIY organic facewash is ready to use…
- If you still want more “foamy” effect, you can add 3 tablespoon of natural surfactant above