Homemade Hippie Face Wash

I must admit at one time in my life I was a terrible snob about my facial products. Until I learned that you absorb at least 60% of everything that you put on your skin. I quickly became the household Label Czar! Since then I have learned how to make many homemade beauty products. I have also learned that more than 75% of what I was using was completely unnecessary anyway. Silly me.

I use this face wash in the shower. I have very delicate, dry skin and this is gentle enough to get every trace of makeup and dirt out of my pores without making me shrivel up like a prune.

Homemade Hippie Face Wash

4 oz liquid Castile Soap (I use baby mild)

4 oz purified water

1 oz olive oil (or rosehip seed oil. see here)

5 drop tea tree oil

Pour into a refillable pump type bottle. Shake before use.

This recipe costs me 0.53 cents! I use tea tree oil because my skin is prone to breakouts. This keeps my skin clean as a whistle and pimple free!

So what do you use Castile soap for in your house?

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Homemade Hippie Wrinkle Cream

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Homemade Hippie Lip Balm

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Homemade Hippie Tooth Paste

Complete List of Homemade Hippie Recipes



  1. themagicherb said,

    February 17, 2012 at 12:42 PM

    Love it. At least you know what your putting on your skin when you make it at home

  2. themagicherb said,

    February 17, 2012 at 12:43 PM

    Reblogged this on The Magic Herb and commented:
    I found this on somebody else’s blog but I love the make it yourself aspect. Just feels more natural

  3. Shelley said,

    February 24, 2012 at 6:25 PM

    I have the driest skin ever. I have started using coconut oil on my face every morning after I wash my face. I would love a recipe for a mud mask for reducing wrinkles and cleaning pores.

    • February 24, 2012 at 7:36 PM

      Ok I’ll get to work on that. I would also suggest Jojoba oil as a moisurizer. I use that on my face and love it. According to the wrinkle experts 🙂 Jojoba is the closest thing to the natural sebum in your skin.

      • Shelley said,

        February 26, 2012 at 8:30 AM

        I actually have jojoba oil in the house. I’ll putting it on around my eyes too.

  4. Sarah Bosse said,

    March 14, 2012 at 10:20 PM

    I now wash mainly with warm water twice a day, no soap, and I use olive oil both to moisturize and remove makeup! Its very cheap because a *little* goes a *Loooooong* way. I’ve never had better skin – Step Away From The Soap! LOL. You might enjoy this one about lovely olive oil…


    Glad you found something that works well for you. I had to experiment for over a year to figure out my solution. :/

    Gutsy Girl

    • March 15, 2012 at 9:06 AM

      Sarah, It took me a while too. I tried the oil cleansing method first, and no matter how I adjusted the ratio of the oils it dried my skin out really bad. I have super dry sensitive skin and you would think cleansing with oil would be perfect right? I guess I’m an anomally 🙂

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    August 3, 2012 at 2:21 AM

    You can also add some lemon because it helps with scars 🙂

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    September 9, 2012 at 8:26 PM

    Where can you get a glass storage bottle like the one shown?

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  20. Emilie said,

    April 26, 2013 at 8:04 AM

    I only found a block of 200 grams Castile soap – should i just melt it right into a pot?

    • April 26, 2013 at 9:29 AM

      Emilie, I have never used bar soap before, you are welcome to try it and let us all know how it turns out.

  21. Shannon said,

    June 2, 2013 at 12:44 AM

    Anyone know where I can get a glass bottle with a pump to put this in!?

    • April said,

      June 15, 2013 at 11:14 PM

      Hi Shannon, I buy mine at http://www.aromatools.com. The shipping is a tad high, in my opinion (I suppose b/c it’s all glass/heavy)… but the prices are VERY reasonable. 🙂

  22. Melissa said,

    June 10, 2013 at 10:55 AM

    If I get breakouts will this cleanser work for me?

    • April said,

      June 15, 2013 at 11:26 PM

      Hi Melissa, Just thought I’d pop in to say; yes! This cleanser is great for breakouts due to the tea tree/melaleuca oil. I just made this today and also added lavender, patchouli and geranium essential oils for their antimicrobial & anti-inflammatory properties. Good luck! 🙂

  23. April said,

    June 15, 2013 at 11:12 PM

    Hi, I’m just wondering where you purchase your castile soap? You said you could make this for just .53 cents? I can only find Dr Bronner’s castile for $15 for a 32 oz bottle. If I use 4oz of it, that’s $1.88 just for the soap… don’t get me wrong, that’s still super cheap – just wondering if you have a less expensive source for yours 🙂 Thanks!

    • June 16, 2013 at 10:44 AM

      April, I am lucky to live near a strange hippie store that sells castile soap for $5.99! That is about half the price I’ve been able to find it anywhere else. I think most peoples cost for this facewash would be closer to $2.00, which is still pretty darn good. You can also try finding Castile soap on iherb.com I use the coupon code that they gave me- HIF798 -and get a $10 discount. Plus they have free shipping which i love. I’m a big fan of online shopping when I can.

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  25. Cat said,

    August 12, 2013 at 3:46 PM

    Hi. I am a little bit worried about the shelf life of this homemade product because it contains water. How long does this face wash last? Thanks in advance.

    • August 22, 2013 at 9:07 AM

      Cat, this doesn’t contain anything perishable. So forever, or until you use it all up. Whichever comes first.

  26. Lucy said,

    February 18, 2014 at 1:59 PM

    When you say this cost you 0.53c to make do you mean per bottle? Even so I just can’t see how it only cost 0.53c?
    Maybe the ingredients are just more in the UK? For example a 1litre bottle of dr Bronners castille soap (baby) is £13.99 almost 20dollars!

  27. Avi Harper said,

    April 7, 2014 at 9:36 AM

    Do you apply jojoba oil as a moisturizer just as it is, by itself? How much?
    Where did you buy the glass bottle?

  28. Simone said,

    July 30, 2014 at 11:55 PM

    Hi I was wondering if you had a good recipe for a facial scrub?

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