Here's a simple recipe for a DIY foaming face wash using hydrosol and essential oils:
- 1/4 cup of hydrosol (e.g. rose water, lavender water, or chamomile water)
- 1/4 cup of liquid castile soap
- 1/2 teaspoon of sweet almond oil or jojoba oil
- 10-15 drops of essential oils (e.g. tea tree oil, lavender oil, or geranium oil)
- Foaming soap dispenser
- Combine the hydrosol, liquid castile soap, and sweet almond oil in a bowl.
- Add the essential oils of your choice and mix well.
- Pour the mixture into a foaming soap dispenser.
- Shake gently before using.
Use this foaming face wash every morning and evening to cleanse your face. The hydrosol will soothe and hydrate your skin, while the essential oils will help to purify and balance your skin. The foaming action will help to lift away dirt and impurities, leaving your skin feeling refreshed and clean.
What is Hydrosol?
Hydrosol, also known as floral water or hydrolate, is a byproduct of the steam distillation process used to extract essential oils from plants. It is a water-based solution that contains the water-soluble constituents of the plant, such as vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Hydrosols are gentle and have a lighter, more subtle aroma compared to essential oils. They can be used as a toner, a facial mist, a body spray, or added to other skincare products for a boost of hydration and nourishment.
Common hydrosols include rose water, lavender water, chamomile water, witch hazel water, and mint water. Each hydrosol has its own unique benefits and can be used for different skin types and conditions. For example, rose water is great for sensitive, dry, or mature skin, while lavender water is calming and soothing for all skin types.