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!
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.
- 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