Recipe for a Gentle Facial Cleanser based on Lush's 'Angels on Bare Skin'

Recipe for a gentle and natural soap-less facial cleanser based on Lush's popular 'Angels on Bare Skin' - it's easy to make and cleans your skin without overdrying! #beauty

Angels on Bare Skin is a popular soap-less cleanser that uses the exfoliating power of ground almonds, the moisture of pure vegetable glycerine, and the deep cleansing power of natural clay powder, along with deeply scented and therapeutic essential oils. At the prompting of one of my friends, I spent some time working on a recipe that I think is very close to the original and have even started using it myself on a regular basis! I think that you'll find my version both easy and cost effective since you can make it at home in literally a few minutes and at a quarter of the price you'd pay for it at the shop.




Copycat Recipe for Lush Angels on Bare Skin (print this recipe)
Makes 60g
To see the Youtube video of this tutorial, please visit this link.

The ingredients below also have links to where you can purchase them on Amazon
25g Ground Almonds – the finer grade the better. Bob's Red Mill Finely Ground Natural Almond Meal -- 16 oz
20g Kaolin Clay - Kaolin Clay 1 Pound
13g Vegetable Glycerine - NOW Foods Vegetable Glycerine, 4 Ounce
25 drops Rose Water - Elma and Sana 100% Pure Moroccan Rose Water, 4 Ounce
1/4 tsp Lavender buds - Moyishi Top-Grade Natural buds Lavender Flowers 150g
4 drops Lavender essential oil - Lavender 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil- 10 ml
3 drops Rose Geranium essential oil - Rose Geranium 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil- 5 ml

Place all the ingredients, except 1/8 tsp of the lavender buds, in a bowl and mix. Next pour the the mixture onto a sheet of grease-proof paper and squish it into a ball. Using part of the paper between your hand and the ball, flatten the ball and then sprinkle on the remaining lavender buds. Roll it up and store it a water-tight container with a fitted lid. There are no preservatives in this recipe but due to its low water content it will keep for up to three months.

Recipe for a gentle and natural soap-less facial cleanser based on Lush's popular 'Angels on Bare Skin' - it's easy to make and cleans your skin without overdrying! #beauty

You use this gentle cleanser by taking a pinch in your hand and mixing it with a little water to release the 'Almond milk', according to Lush. In actuality this step helps to wet and disperse the ingredients and the milkiness comes from Kaolin Clay. Use the wet paste as a normal scrub all over your body but it's especially great as a soap-free cleanser for your face. It's gentle enough for most skin types and will leave your skin feeling bright and silky smooth.

To see the Youtube video of this tutorial, please visit this link.





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27 comments:

  1. Are you going to be selling this in your shop Tanya??

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  2. Hi Tanya, This looks very good - I'd like to give it a try - but where is the Amazon link to the ingredients? Sorry if I'm being thick but I've been up down and round this post and over to your shop as well! And I'm not experienced enough on natural beauty ingredients to figure it out for myself! All help appreciated! Cx

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    1. You should see a green framed module above called 'Ingredients needed for Recipe'. It links to Amazon . com though

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  3. Cant find the green module or Amazon link...

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    1. cant find it tooo...

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    2. There are product links now in the ingredient list. Apologies for the Amazon widget not popping up for you!

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  4. Tanya @ Lovely Greens18 April 2014 at 08:34

    Hi Giuliana, Bentonite, and French Green, Yellow, Pink, and Red Clays would all work. Happy making :)

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  5. Hi, I noticed you left out Chamomile Blue oil. Was that intentional? I know that Lush lists that as one of the featured ingredients. I noticed it's quite expensive...

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    1. Yes I left it out due to its cost...it's a lovely oil but I felt that it was unnecessary for the recipe and would turn people off of making it!

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  6. You said to mix the cleanser with a little bit of water before rubbing in on your face, is there a reason you wouldn't just use more rose water to try to enhance the effects?

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    1. You could do, but what would be even better is to save the rose water and dab it on your skin afterwards as a toner :)

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  7. How did you measure the glycerin? I weighed out 13 grams and it wasn't nearly enough.

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    1. I have a micro-scale that measures small quantities accurately. Remember also that the final consistency should not be 'wet' like other cleansers.

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    2. Check out the Youtube video (link above) for more information and to see how much glycerin it looks like I used and how the end product looks and should be used :)

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  8. Hi Tanya!Is glyceine vital in this recipe? I would love to make the recipe now but I haven't got any glycerine, I have all the other ingredients at hand.Thank You.

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    1. Glycerine IS vital, but cheap. You do need a LOT more than the recipe calls for. Like, double the amount.

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    2. I worked on the recipe for awhile and recommend to NOT double the glycerine amount. Any more than what is in the recipe and the result is too sticky. Add more rose water instead :)

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    3. Anonymous - you really need glycerine and will probably be able to find it at the chemist/pharmacy. It is inexpensive indeed :)

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  9. This costs $75to make according to your links!!! How long does it last? That's expensive facial wash!!!

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    1. The start up cost is kinda high, but each batch only costs a fraction of that.

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    2. Hi Terri, the links provided are to Amazon.com but if you buy ingredients locally, with another seller, or in smaller quantities you'll be able to save on cost.

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  10. Thanks a lot! I recently tried this recipe and love it.

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    1. I'm so pleased Kelly...it's so fun (and freeing!) to be able to make your own beauty products isn't it?

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  11. Thanks a lot ...I tried this recipe and My friend she also tried and we love it, thank you in advance xxxx

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  12. What purpose do the lavender buds serve?

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