Acne Face Wash

This is an all natural acne fighting face wash, I came up with. I used to have quite an acne problem as a teen, but this cleanser took all of that away.

I love this recipe because it is packed with nutrients for your skin, without leaving it too oily, and it's safe for daily use on sensitive skin too.



  • 1/4 c Oats
  • 1/4c baking soda
  • 1/2 Aloe Vera Gel
  • 1 T Honey
  • 2T Castor Oil
  • 3 -4 drops TeaTree Oil (Melaleuca) - Optional

Grind oats in a coffee grinder or blender, until it's a almost a powder. Pour into a bowl, combine thoroughly with baking soda, and set aside. With a whisk or hand mixer, whip together aloe vera, honey, castor oil, and optionally tea tree oil until a little fluffy.

Slowly stir the oat and baking soda mixture into the aloe mixture until completely combined. Store in a sealed glass container. 

Use as a daily face wash in the morning and evening. 

Oatmeal is very healing to the skin, and is helpful in remedying a number of rashes and infections including a poison ivy reaction, chicken pox, and even acne. Oats are very gentle on the skin, while being an effective cleansing agent.

Baking soda is refined salt, that is also very gentle on the skin. Baking soda is highly cleansing, and makes a perfect scrubbing agent to whisk away dead skin cells, dirt particles, and excess oils, without irritating sensitive skin.

Aloe vera is deeply hydrating to your skin without leaving it oily. Aloe also helps your skin absorb oil, so even when used in combination with other oils, it will leave your skin overall less oily. Aloe is also healing to wounds or burns on the skin. 

Honey is one of nature's treasures. It's a natural antibiotic, anti-fungal, and antioxidant. Local honey is helpful is in building an immunity to seasonal allergies, and never, ever goes bad. 1000 year old honey crystals could be heated up, and they'd still be good to eat, so honey makes an excellent preservative.

Castor oil is full of antibiotics and antioxidants. It works as a natural disinfecting agent, and deeply cleans your skin. Castor oil is absorbed very quickly into the skin, so it doesn't leave an oily residue. 

Tea Tree or Melaleuca Oil is deeply healing for the skin and hair. It has long been used in countless home remedies for skin ailments from acne treatment and reversing aging lines, to healing cold sores and cleansing wounds. Tea Tree gives your face wash an extra kick of cleanliness.

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