Beauty on a Budget - Homemade Cleansers

Right, you lot, I'm on a roll here!  Here's another couple to try.

Most of the cleansers on the market these days are made mainly from water.  The other stuff printed on the label I have no idea about, but it all looks pretty dodgy to me!  I have a drawer full of cleansers but rarely use them as sometimes, something in them makes me break out in all kinds of skin allergies.

I've started using my own recipes now, and for the most part they're easy to make and I soak them in cotton wool and leave them in the fridge. Lovely and cool to use when you need them.  They seem to make a difference and clean off most of the make up, although I'm going to have to try and find one that removes the dreaded mascara. 

If you're a vegan or have an allergy to dairy, you could use almond milk, or any of the non-diary products you normally use in your tea!

Homemade Cleansers

Herbal Cleansing Milk

2 tablespoons of elder flowers
1/4 pint buttermilk

Slowly boil the flowers in milk for half an hour.  
Cover and leave to soak for about 2 hours.
Strain and leave in the refrigerator.

Yogurt and Lemon Cleansing Milk

1 tablespoon of natural yogurt
1 teaspoon of lemon juice

Mix together and use.  Make fresh for each use.

Oatmeal Cleanser (scrubbing cleanser)

1 tablespoon of oatmeal
2-3 tablespoons of milk or cream

Grind your oatmeal  to a powder (don't use instant!) 
Add the milk or cream to make a stiff paste - you may need more than stated.
Rub on...then rinse off.

If you try them...let me know how you get on!

Photo credit: Image: chrisroll /


  1. Will definitely try the oatmeal one - have heard good things but never had a recipe before!! xx


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