Organic Facial Wash with Orange Essential Oil

In skincare, the cardinal rule is to wash your face every night before going to bed. That is the advice of my grandmothers, my mother, and my well-trusted dermatologist. And believe me, ever since I became a religious face washer, I have seen a HUGE difference. These days, I give importance to skin care more than makeup. Using an organic facial wash and all-natural products has been the thing in my bathroom too!

I am glad I found an easy facial wash recipe that is all natural and made with my favorite citrus essential oil – sweet orange! I love how it brightens my face with every use, and it feels extra clean too.

Baking Soda

Baking Soda makes up the base for this recipe!

Fractionated Coconut Oil

Fractionated Coconut Oil allows for the essential oils to be completely diluted and safe to apply to your skin. Any carrier oil can work for this, but we decided to use fractionated coconut oil.

Orange Essential Oil

Orange Essential Oil smells great, but did you know it also helps brighten the skin? Big companies like The Body Shop use Orange Essential Oil to create a skincare line specifically to brighten skin tone, and it works wonders!

This recipe should not affect sensitive skin because the oils are diluted properly. A skin test is always recommended. For more information on applying oils, check out this handy dilution chart we created for topical use. 

This recipe is safe to use around children 2+.

This face wash is not recommended for use in close proximity to cats as its essential oils can cause irritation. For more information on using essential oils with cats, check out this blog post.

Never ingest any essential oil, even if it’s generally regarded as safe. For more information on why we don’t ingest essential oils, check out this blog post

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Organic Facial Wash with Orange Essential Oil

Recipe by Katie Veldkamp



  • In a small bowl or container, add ½ cup of Baking Soda.
  • Then, add 2-3 tablespoons of Coconut Oil.
  • Next, add 5 drops of Orange Essential Oil.
  • To use, wet the skin and take a small amount of this citrus organic facial wash. Massage onto the skin in a circular motion. Rinse it off with warm water then followed by cold water to close the pores.

This organic facial wash will bring out the brightness your face has always had deep down! Let us know what you think about this recipe by commenting below or connecting with us on social media @fromsimplyearth!

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