This cleansing milk recipe is a lighter version of our Grapeseed & Chia organic cleansing oil recipe, in case you think a 100% oil based cleanser is too “oily” and would like to have it as a lotion/milk instead. So we have created this recipe as an emulsion and picked tiptop cleansing oils:
- Castor – naturally antiseptic and antimicrobial,
- Jojoba – non-comedogenic, it balances sebum production, and
- Coconut – naturally antioxidant, will soften and nourish the skin.
In this recipe we also provide two combinations of essential oils for you to choose from, one for normal/dry skins and another for oily/combination skins.
As essential oils for normal/dry skins, we recommend the calming and healing chamomile german, anti-ageing oils sandalwood and frankincense, and the balancing and astringent geranium.
For oily/combination skins, the mix of tonic, astringent, antiseptic and antimicrobial oils tea tree, lavender, lemon, cypress and juniper will provide efficiency against dirt and impurities.
Ingredients for 250 gr recipe
|%||Weight in gr||Ingredient name||Phase|
|3,5||8,75||Skincare Crafters ECO||A|
|3||7,5||Skincare Crafters MULS||B|
|Citric Acid or Lactic Acid||C|
|1 (Approx. 20 - 30 drops / 100gr)||Approx. 50 - 75 drops in total||Divide the total amount of drops between one or more of following essential oils:
Normal/Dry skin: Chamomile German , Sandalwood, Geranium, Frankincense
Oily skin, choose between: Tea tree, Lavender, Cypress, Juniper, Lemon
(If to remove makeup from eyes, do not use essential oils as they can be irritating)
- Measuring spoon 1 ml
- One small and one larger bowl- for measuring and mixing the ingredients
- Digital scale– with 0,1 gram precision
- Double boiler– for warming and melting oils, butters and oil-soluble ingredients. You can also use a heatproof glass beaker or jar resting in a saucepan with boiling water
- Stick blender– for mixing lotions and creams.
- pH stripes
- Recommended packing for this recipe: PET bottle clear or PET bottle amber with pump
- If you are using Lactic acid as pH ajuster, you can skip this step. If you are using Citric acid, follow these instructions: before you start, make a 20% citric acid solution by dissolving 1 ml citric acid in 4 ml of water. This solution will be used at the end to adjust the pH of the emulsion. Reserve it for now.
- Using the small bow, and the digital scale, measure all the ingredients from Phase B, and add them, one by one, to the double boiler.
- On the larger bowl, dissolve the xanthan gum into the glycerin until fully dissolved.
- Measure and add the Skincare Crafters ECO preservative to the glycerin and xanthan gum mixture.
- Heat the Phase B ingredients in the double boiler until approximately 75°C to 80°C
- In the meantime, while the Phase B ingredients are being heated, measure and heat the water using a saucepan or kettle, until approximately 75°C to 80°C.
- When both Phase B ingredients and the water have reached the same temperature of 75°C to 80°C, add first the water to the larger bowl containing the glycerin mixture, and then add the Phase B ingredients to the same bowl.
- Mix the blend using the stick blender, for about 1 minute.
- Continue to blend using the spatula until the mixture start to thicken. You can rest the bowl in cold water to speed up the process.
- When the mixture has cooled under 30°C, add the essential oils and mix it thoroughly.
- Check the pH using the pH stripes. The pH of the formulation should be between 4 and 5,5. If it is above 5,5, add few drops of lactic acid or the 20% citric acid solution made on step 1 and measure the pH value again. Repeat if needed.
- Pour the lotion into the bottle and let to cool down completely to room temperature before setting the cap.
How to use
Apply this cleansing lotion directly on the skin or with the help of a cotton pad. Massage it gently to lose makeup and dirty. Remove the cleansing lotion by rinsing with water or by wiping the face with a damp cotton pad or facial towel.