Lavender Chamomile Facial Cleanser for All Skin Types

This is an awesome Lavender Chamomile Facial Cleanser that can be used year round.  I developed this recipe many years ago for my skincare line “Flower of Flowers”.  It gently lifts and washes away impurities while bringing oxygen and a light circulation to the skin.  This is my favorite cleanser because it is effective yet mild and the scent is absolutely intoxicating!

Lavender Chamomile Facial Cleanser I have been infatuated with essential oils ever since I was a teenager.  They do something to me. It’s like they are little bottles of magic potions.  My mom moved from L.A. to Sebastopol when I was 19 to study at the California School of Herbal Studies.  I wasn’t ready to leave L.A. so stayed and I rented a house in Venice with my friend Maggie.

One day, my mom called to let me know about an herbal workshop retreat that she hoped that we could attend together.  She said that there was going to be a workshop covering essential oils and skin care.  I jumped at the chance.  I was excited because the owner of Simplers Botanicals (one of my favorite brands) taught the workshop.  I have been hooked ever since!

After I closed my restaurant, I immersed myself in the studies of essential oils and their effects on the skin.  I started to obsess over essential oils and the effects they have on the skin. I developed all natural and organic skin care recipes that I eventually turned into a small business that I named “Flower of Flowers” after the flower Ylang-Ylang.  My mom joined me in the venture for a couple months and then decided it wasn’t for her.  A few weeks later, my friend Tamera joined me and we were the perfect team.  I was the creative side developing the recipes and she was the business side doing the books, setting up skin care parties and editing the catalog descriptions.  We made everything; from eye oils, face oils, body oils, toners, tonics, steams, face cleansers, body cleansers, bath oils, bath salts and face and body sprays.

Tamera eventually moved to Maui and I let the business go and immersed myself into my next venture, my jewelry line “Venezian”.  My skin care line was a fun experience and I still have all the recipes. I continue to make them for myself to this day including this cleanser.

Lavender Chamomile Facial Cleanser Lavender Chamomile Facial Cleanser Recipe:
Yields 1 Cup
  • 3/4 Cup Baby Castile Soap
  • 1/2 Cup Lavender Hydrosol
  • 2 Tablespoons Pure Aloe Juice
  • 1 Tablespoons Jojoba Oil
  • 1 Tablespoons  Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 12 Drops Grape Seed Extract
  • 50 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
  • 28 Drops Roman Chamomile Essential Oil
  • 8 Drops Rose Geranium Essential Oil
  • 8 Drops Orange Essential Oil
Measure everything, add to a jar and shake well.  How easy is that!
This is a thin silky cleanser.  Apply to a wet face in small circular motions.  For extra penetration leave on for a few minutes.
This will last for at least 6 months or so.  Pour some into a small container and refrigerate the rest until needed.
For more information check out my natural ingredient list.
Cleanser Skin care benefits:
Lavender Essential Oil is a balancing oil, which means if you have dry skin it returns it to a normal state and the same goes for oily skin as it balances the sebum production, this is why it is used on all skin types.  It reduces inflammation and is soothing, healing and rejuvenating.
Roman Chamomile Essential Oil is used on sensitive, dry, acne and red skin.  It is very soothing, healing, regenerating, and is great for broken veins and wounds.
Orange Essential Oil is great for circulation that helps to bring a glow to the complexion. Its high vitamin C content will help to smooth out wrinkles and promote collagen production.  Orange oil reduces inflammation and is light enough for sensitive, dull and lifeless skin.
Rose Geranium Essential Oil is great for all skin types.  It’s recommended for wrinkles,  sluggish, dry or oily skin.  It also has a balancing effect on the sebaceous production.  It Is an antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and cleansing.  It tightens and tones the skin slowing down the effects of aging by helping to minimize wrinkles.  It also helps to unclog the pores and keep the skin supple.


  1. says

    I am so happy you share this ‘recipe’ with all of us, Steph. I recently have some problem with my skin, and I would really love to give your cleanser a try. This cleanser sounds so wonderful. My only wish is for your product to be readily available, so I don’t need to make it. 😛
    Btw, your photos are so calm & inviting. Love them.


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