Best 7 Essential Oils to Make a Homemade Foaming Face Wash

DIY Homemade Foaming Face Wash Recipe

Your skin is the largest organ of your body. This is profound since the skin absorbs about 64 % of whatever you put on it. Let’s stop taking it for granted and learn how to care for it on a daily basis.

Foaming Face Wash for Skincare

Facewash is a basic and indispensable part of any skincare routine. You must have tried numerous face washes on the market but may have not found the right one for your skin. Perhaps your skin has very specific needs that other face washes are unable to address. Have you ever considered making homemade foaming face wash? Read on to learn how to easily make foaming face wash at home.

Why use Essential Oils in your Recipe

This foaming face wash recipe will include essential oils. Some essential oils offer great benefits for face washes since they have antiseptic, antibacterial, and antimicrobial properties. While they are effective cleansers, these essential oils are gentle on the skin and smell great. Homemade foaming face wash with essential oils are safe and easy to experiment with.

Best 7 Essential Oils for Making Homemade Foaming Face Wash

Tea Tree

Great for acne-prone skin. Tea tree oil is a staple in skincare, especially in anti-acne products. This is because this essential oil has strong anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory skin that is effective at preventing and treating acne.

Clary Sage
Great for oily skin. Carly sage essential oil contains two powerful compounds known to soothe and calm irritated skin.


Great to promote skin healing and renewal.  Frankincense essential oil is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and ability. This oil is effective to level out the skin tone and lightening blemishes.

Lavender Oil

Great anti-aging agent.  Although, known for its calming abilities, this essential oil also has antimicrobial properties, making it a great ingredient for foaming face wash. It also soothes irritation, redness, lightens blemishes.

Rose Geranium

Great for moisturizing all skin types. Rose geranium essential oil has powerful antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. It is also soothing so you will end up with healthy, radiant-looking skin.


Great for reducing the appearance of blemishes. Grapefruit essential oil’s antibacterial and antimicrobial abilities are especially effective against acne. It is also useful for balancing oily skin and. 


Great for sensitive skin. This floral essential oil is a great addition to face washes since it is gentle and soothing. It helps reduce the appearance of redness and moisturizes the skin.

When you make your homemade foaming face wash, you have the freedom to either use only one essential oil or combine two or more to combine their effects on the skin while also creating a unique fragrance.

The Importance of Using a Good Face Wash Daily

Using face wash is arguably the most important step in any skincare. It is the step that cleanses the face of dead skin cells in the morning while getting rid of makeup, grime, and pollution at the end of a day. Cleansing the face is important and must be done properly otherwise dirt, skin cells, oil, and pollution will accumulate in your pores. That will, then, lead to breakouts, dehydration, and premature aging. Cleansing the face is, thus, necessary in maintaining the health and pleasant appearance of facial skin.

What you put in your body is as important as what you put on it

Foaming Face Wash Benefits

This article is not talking about any ordinary face wash; it is about foaming face wash. A foam cleanser is a type of face wash that comes out in the form of foam. Instead of a liquid or gel substance, you rub the foam onto your skin.

  • Foam face washes are gentler on the skin, so you don’t accidentally cause micro-abrasions.
  • They are also easier to spread so you don’t pull your skin while cleansing it.
  • It is an effective way to cleanse the skin since the bubbles seep into the pores to draw out impurities.
  • Since foaming face washes are so gentle they are great for all skin types.
  • You know exactly what ingredients go into it.

Of course, there is store-bought foaming facewash, but you can make homemade foaming face wash for a fraction of the price with better benefits with essential oils and other natural ingredients.

DIY Homemade Foaming Face Wash Recipe (with Essential Oils)

It’s not easy to find a foaming face wash that is made with essential oils in the market today. The majority of foaming face wash is made with synthetic chemicals that are believed to be the best for cleansing the face. However, it is absolutely possible to cleanse the face with essential oils.

If you are ready for an all-natural homemade foaming face wash, follow these steps:

What you will need:

A foaming soap dispenser
¾ cup distilled water
2 ½ tbsp. unscented castile soap
½ tsp sweet almond oil or jojoba oil
1 tsp vitamin E oil
A total combination of 10 drops of essential oil of your choice


1. In a bowl, combine the castile soap, distilled water, sweet almond oil, and vitamin E oil.
2. Next, add the essential oil of choice. Stir thoroughly.
3. Transfer the foaming face wash to the foaming soap dispenser. This can be used immediately.


One of the main benefits of homemade foaming face wash is that you can customize it depending on what your skin needs. It’s affordable and easy to make—you just need to mix them all together then you’ll have a foaming face wash. What type of face wash does your skin need right now?


Facial facewashes with honey are very popular and effective as well. Do you have any homemade facial wash recipes you have tried that work for you? If you have please share your recipe on any of our social media platforms and get 15% discount on any one of our nebulizing diffusers. (IG: organic_aromas_sa or FB: Organic Aromas SA)

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DIY Homemade Foaming Face Wash with Essential Oils

18 thoughts on “Best 7 Essential Oils to Make a Homemade Foaming Face Wash

  1. Martie says:

    Ohhhh, this face wash includes some of my favourite essential oils❤️ Will definitely have to try this one soon. How long does this stay good for though as it has no preservatives to fight against the bacteria and mold that can grow because of the water content?

    • OAZA says:

      Hi Martie.

      Great question. We will be updating the article or writing another give some information regarding your question. We will though try and answer your question in short. Most of the oils have anti-bacterial properties which will prevent bacteria from magically appearing overnight. Tea tree, peppermint, eucalyptus and citrus oils are especially good for this. The Vitamin E oils will act as a stabilizer as well. Even though the essential oils and vitamin E oil are not technically preservatives, it will help keep your creation safe to use for a couple of weeks. It will unfortunately not last as long as commercial store-bought products. You can absolutely add some organic preservatives or alcohol extracts to make it last longer. Making smaller batches are better.

      Extra Tips:
      1) Store in a cool dry place
      2) Use Amber Bottles
      3) Use boiled or distilled water
      4) Use clean tools and environment to make
      5) Keep it clean after use

      Hope this helps. Thank you for taking the time to engage with us.

  2. Denise says:

    I have signs of wrinkles, good to know Lavender oil, helps with this problem, thank you for sharing this awesome information ❤️

  3. Linda C says:

    Excited to try these out! Also good to know what to look out for in existing products. Frankincense sounds like a skin winner!

  4. Suzette Viviers says:

    Tea tree oil and lavender oil are two of my favourite oils.
    Would love to try them together and reap all the benefits to my skin AND have the lovely scents!

  5. Bhavana Singh says:

    Great recipe! Love it and can’t wait to try it. Amazing ingredients with such great value.

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