May 16, 2018 1 min read

Gentle Winter Facewash

Ingredients

This recipe makes for a lovely gentle cleanser that smells delicious! Just mix the ingredients well and pour into a small spray bottle or pump bottle.


6 Responses

Juliette
Juliette

February 05, 2021

Hi Maja, in this case castile soap is acting as the cleanser and emulsifier. If you want a surfactant based face wash please go here: https://essentiallynatural.co.za/blogs/surfactants-1/surfactants-p3-diy-liquid-face-wash

Maja
Maja

February 05, 2021

Hi, does this recipe need a surfactant to blend the oil and water? if i was making a larger quantity how much surfactant would i use?

Thank you

Juliette
Juliette

September 29, 2020

Hi Mashaba, unfortunately we can’t alter the pH of castile soap as it is a soap not a surfactant. Only surfactants and detergents can have their pH values altered. Soaps such as castile do not work that way.

Mashaba
Mashaba

September 29, 2020

Hi!
Does this recipe not require citric acid to lower the ph of the castile soap?

Juliette
Juliette

August 03, 2020

Good morning Yolanda, because the recipe is based on castile soap, no preservative was necessary as the soap keeps itself. But if you are wanting to make a large quantity you may add in a preservative to increase shelf life. I would recommend Geogard 221, which is used at a ratio of 1-2% of the total recipe. Add it to the rosewater before blending everything together.

Yolanda Bester
Yolanda Bester

August 03, 2020

Hi,
How long will this Gentle Winter Facewash last? It is a large quantity and doesn’t have added preservative.
Can a preservative be added? Which preservative and how much?
Regards
Yolanda

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