Sweetgrass Facial Cleanser

I’m loving this simple, glossy, honey-and-sunshine scented facial cleanser right now. It uses a new product that Windy Point has recently started carrying—a surfactant blend called Iselux Ultra Mild. Pre-blended surfactant products makes creating foamy/lathery things really easy, and I love the lather this particular blend produces (it’s really dense and fine—super luxurious!) so I thought we could make a few things with it. I’ve also provided plenty of alternatives later on in the post, but if you’re new to surfactants, a product like this is a fantastic place to start. We’re also continuing our sweetgrass theme using the stunning sweetgrass hydrosol from Plant’s Power, so you roll with the sweetgrass wonderfulness or easily make this cleanser differently (or un-) scented really easily.

How to Make Sweetgrass Facial Cleanser

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Mango Mango Cleansing Oil

I am so in love with this simple, vibrantly orange cleansing oil. It smells wonderful, works beautifully, and is so dang easy to make that it feels a bit like cheating. Compared to my other cleansing oils I think you’ll find this one lighter, perhaps a bit more satiny in the skin-feel department, and faster to make than cleansing oils I’ve made that also include emulsifying wax. It also creates a fun bit of orange abstract art as you weigh everything into your beaker or bottle!

How to Make Mango Mango Cleansing Oil

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Gel Micellar Water

The inspiration for this Gel Micellar Water came from two places. The first was a gelled micellar water sample I got when I made a purchase. The second was a leaking bottle of non-gelled micellar water in my travel bag. Given I’ve already got a micellar water formulation I love, I knew it wouldn’t be hard to gel it and create something that’s rather fun (this is based on the assumption that gels are fun, which I’m fully on board with) and significantly less spill/leak prone.

How to Make Gel Micellar Water

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Soothing Cleansing Balm

Our Soothing series continues with this lovely Soothing Cleansing Balm. Up until now all of our soothing projects have included a water phase, and many of our awesome soothing ingredients (cucumber distillate, chamomile hydrosol, urea, etc.) live in that phase. This project is 100% anhydrous—this means many of the ingredients we’ve used before are off the table, but several news ones are now on the table!

How to Make Soothing Cleansing Balm

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Soothing Micellar Water

Today we’re continuing our soothing series with this formula for a gentle Soothing Micellar Water. You’ll find many of the same soothing ingredients we’ve been using throughout the series, creating a soothing and softly scented facial cleanser. Micellar water is a gentle one-step cleanser designed to be swiped across the skin on a cotton pad—no rinsing needed. I love it for many things, but find it is extra brilliant for travelling (it’s a must for an on-the-plane overnight flight skin care routine). Paired with our Soothing Hyaluronic Acid Facial Serum and our Soothing Facial Lotion we’re starting to have the makings of a full-on soothing skin care routine!

How to Make Soothing Micellar Water

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