Gentle Almond Cleanser

19 Jan

This cleanser is perfection! Its gentle, creamy, non-oily & has just the right amount of scrub to keep your skin fresh & black head free.


I used to buy a cleanser very similar to this one from a well-known “natural” company but after studying the ingredients and finding a wide array of known toxins I couldn’t use it & feel okay.

Although you may have to buy a few ingredients to make this cleanser – Its well worth it. I used to pay $17.95 for 100gms of this cleanser & for the same amount you can buy the ingredients to make many batches πŸ™‚

This recipe has no preservative in it, so I recommend keeping it in the fridge although I have managed to keep it in the bathroom for several weeks at a time.

This cleanser not only scrubs your skin clean, but its also full of goodies like moisturising glycerine, soothing & anti-inflammatory Lavender, Sebum secretion balancing Rose Geranium, rejuvenating & smoothing Neroli & gentle kaolin clay.

But feel free to make it with what ever oils you have on hand or you think has the best properties for your skin. If you don’t want to purchase any essential oils you could always add in 1/2 t of a good quality oil, olive & heavier oils are best for dry skin & lighter oils like rice bran, grapeseed oils are better Β for oilier skins

Gentle Almond Cleanser a’la Mama Going Natural

  • 5 t ground almonds
  • 5 t kaolin clay
  • 1T glycerine
  • 5 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 5 drops Rose Geranium essential oil
  • 5 drops Neroli essential oil

Mix well & get ready to enjoy clean, fresh, moisturised skin.

Pinch off a small piece of your cleanser & add a little water & work into a paste between your fingertips, gently rub into your face, rinse off. To heal blemishes you can even leave it on as a facial mask πŸ™‚


I hope you love this cleanser as much as I do πŸ™‚



5 Responses to “Gentle Almond Cleanser”

  1. narf77 January 21, 2014 at 2:57 am #

    This looks really good. I don’t buy cosmetics or wear them any more and this looks gentle enough (and even tasty πŸ˜‰ ) for my skin. Cheers for the excellent share πŸ™‚

    • mamagoingnatural January 21, 2014 at 2:58 am #

      You are welcome – it is lovely for your skin – a nice pick me up for your skin after all this heat πŸ˜‰

      • narf77 January 21, 2014 at 3:02 am #

        Its a lovely day down here. Perfect for spoiling myself with a good almond face cleanse. Pity I don’t have any almonds at the moment. Best get Steve to pick me some up πŸ™‚

  2. lif February 5, 2015 at 4:29 am #

    Thanks for this recipe.. I definitely want to try this. Could i change vegetable glycerin with something else?

    • mamagoingnatural February 5, 2015 at 9:56 am #

      You can ommit it, maybe replace with aloe vera gel or just add a little coconut oil to replace the moisture.

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