Gentle Facial Cleanser Recipe For Sensitive Skin

Finding the right facial cleanser can be daunting if you have sensitive skin. It seems every cleanser boasts miracle results that promise to transform your skin — but often at a really high cost to your wallet and your complexion!

Don’t worry, though, because we’ve got an easy solution: try making this homemade gentle facial cleanser from natural ingredients that is an excellent option for sensitive skin. Not only will it save you money in the long run, but it’s also simply better for your skin than many of those store-bought options. So read on to learn how to make this beauty hack work wonders for you!

Why Make Your Own Facial Cleanser?

Washing your face is an integral part of self-care, but creating a gentle facial cleanser at home can make it even better! DIY facial cleansers allow you to customize your own product and tailor it precisely to your skin type. Not only that, but by making your own gentle facial cleanser, you know exactly what is in it. There are so many natural and nourishing ingredients you can use, like carrier oils and essential oils, which are gentle enough that many skin types can enjoy them. Making your gentle facial cleanser could open up the door to finding a product even better than what’s available on store shelves.

What’s in This Gentle Facial Cleanser Recipe?

Simply Earth Face Wash Powder

Gone are the days of harsh face washes that leave your skin dry and itchy! Introducing the Simply Earth Face Wash Powder, your gentle, all-natural facial cleanser. This powder is fantastic for all skin types and can be mixed with your favorite essential oils for an indulgent, gentle cleanse. Plus, because the Simply Earth Face Wash Powder comes in a powdered form, you’re getting nothing but concentrated cleansing goodness. It’s not hard to see why this product has become popular amongst eco-friendly beauty lovers everywhere!

Almond Oil

Almond oil offers many benefits in your Gentle Facial Cleanser recipe. If you have sensitive skin, you’ll be happy to know that the fatty acids in almond oil give this Gentle Facial Cleanser an even softer touch. On top of being gentle on your skin, it also works wonders to keep your complexion looking smooth and supple, thanks to its incredible moisturizing properties. Lastly, almond oil safely dilutes your essential oils for your skin. Bye-bye, irritation!

Beauty Within Essential Oil Blend

Let your inner beauty express itself with this gentle facial cleanser recipe using a unique blend of essential oils. With Frankincense Essential Oil, Lavender Essential Oil, Myrrh Essential Oil, and Rosemary Essential Oil, you can add the Beauty Within Essential Oil Blend to your facial cleanser while taking pride in knowing exactly what you apply to your skin— you’ll never look back. This beautifying blend will leave your skin feeling cleansed, calmed, and cared for, all while bringing a youthful glow to your complexion. Time to bask in the glow of healthier skin!

Things to Remember When Using This Recipe

Always dilute an essential oil when using it on the skin. This essential oil recipe is unlikely to cause skin irritation when diluted properly. If the oil has been oxidized (left with the cap off for long periods of time) it is more likely to cause skin irritation. Check out this dilution chart for diluting this essential oil properly. 

Some essential oil recipes are not generally safe to use if you are pregnant. Consult your doctor prior to use.

This essential oil recipe is safe to use with kids aged 10+.

For more information on using essential oils with dogs, check out this blog post

For more information on using essential oils with cats, check out this blog post

We don’t recommend ingesting essential oils unless under the direction of a doctor certified in aromatherapy. For more information on why we don’t ingest essential oils check out this blog post

*Please note: This post is a compilation of suggestions made by those that have extensively used essential oils and has not been verified scientifically with clinical tests nor reviewed by medical experts. It is anecdotal information and should be treated as such. For serious medical concerns, please consult your doctor. The statements given in this blog post have not been verified by the FDA

Gentle Facial Cleanser Recipe

Gentle Facial Cleanser Recipe For Sensitive Skin

Time: 2 minutes
Est. Shelf Life: 1 year
Yield: ~⅓ oz
Dilution Rate: 4%*


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  • 2 tsp Simply Earth Face Wash Powder

  • ¼ tsp almond oil

  • 1 drop Beauty Within Essential Oil Blend

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  • Small container


  • In a small bowl, mix together the essential oils and almond oil.
  • Add the Simply Earth Face Wash Powder to the oils and stir until evenly combined. Place your mixture in a small container. 
  • To use, wet face. Place a pea-sized amount of the Gentle Facial Cleanser onto hands. Add a small amount of water and rub the cleanser until it forms a lather. Apply to face and rinse away.


  • *Normally, we recommend using a lower dilution rate with face recipes. When you add water with use, it will lower the dilution rate. 

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