A Squalane cleanser is really simple to make. The purpose of a cleanser is to remove daily dirt and grime from your face, as well as make up, if you have been wearing any. It is important for men as well as women to use a cleanser daily to keep their skin clean. For men who shave, using a Squalane cleanser first, will cleanse the oily residue from the bristles and lift the bristle slightly, thus allowing the razor to give a closer shave. This applies to electric shavers as well, although you should wipe the excess Squalane cleanser off first, to ensure the skin is dry.
Is Squalane Vegan?
Yes, as long as you but an olive based one like the ones itemised in the formulation below. It is too easy to get a Squalene that comes from shark livers and some unscrupulous dealers try to pass this off as the better Olive Squalane. You may have noticed the two different ways to spell this by changing the “e” to an “a”. I explain the difference between Squalene vs Squalane in this blog.
Squalane Cleanser – Free Recipe
Alcohol to disinfect and cleanse the equipment
Paper towels for cleaning up
Digital scales for weighing
Stainless steel or glass jug for mixing
Teaspoon for stirring
100ml bottle for the finished product
Here’s The Formulation:
The essential oil is optional. It’s very light and safe to use on all skin types. However, if you prefer to have a product with no essential oils, simply leave it out and add 1g more of the Camellia Seed Oil.
Fat Phase (room temperature)
100g Total Weight
Here’s The Method:
Use some alcohol to wipe down your working area and clean your containers.
Weigh your Fat Phase ingredients on the scales and then place into a stainless steel or glass jug, Stir thoroughly to combine well, then put into your bottle and label with the date.
To use this oil, you can either pour a little of the cleanser onto your finger tips and work it into your skin or apply it to a damp cotton pad to work into your skin. Work it around for a few moments spending extra time on the eye area if you have makeup there – remember to keep your eyes closed. Then simply wipe off with damp cotton pads or a damp face cloth.
Here’s a few misconceptions
Lots of people think that spending some money on a cleanser is a bit of a waste of time because it goes down the drain anyway.
Wrong! A rubbish cleanser does a rubbish job of cleansing – simple as that.
If it’s cheap and is going down the drain anyway, it’s going to be pretty harmful to the skin if you leave any on. You have to really make sure you get every bit of it off.
Wrong! Not with this cleanser. It’s really effective and gentle on your skin as well. More on that in a moment!
It’s better to spend more money on a posh moisturizer.
Wrong! Don’t be fooled into thinking that because it costs a lot, it’s any good.
Other ways to use this cleanser
This cleanser can be used to cleanse your face. If you have been repairing the car or changing a tyre, it will clean up your hands. If your baby has done what babies do – it will clean up after you have taken the diaper off. Yep! It’s gentle enough to use on a baby’s butt (although it is best if the blend is made up without any essential oil at all for a baby product).
After you have cleansed, add a few drops to your fingertips and massage it in again. It’s a nourishing facial oil as well. It’s suitable for all skin types but especially effective for acne prone skin (because of the Squalane).
If you have just shaved, massage in a few drops to soothe any irritation and condition your skin. If you are sporting a moustache or beard, a few drops rubbed in will condition and tame it into submission.
Now that your baby has a nice clean butt, rub a few more drops in to ensure there is no diaper rash. Yep, it’s conditioning AND protective. So, how about a few drops massaged into your hands before you do the gardening, and then use it again to clean your hands afterwards.
Are your hands in dire need of TLC because of the amount of alcohol hand gel we have all been using? Use this oil blend!
Look at how many other products this simple, but effective oil has replaced! Now that is money well spent.
Here’s another nice surprise!
If you like using cannabis infused oils, the Camellia Seed Oil and Castor Oil are both heat tolerant so may a great extraction method instead of the usual coconut oil. As an infused oil, take care using it as a whole body massage oil – you might find that you like it very much!
If you found this easy to follow and want to know more about professional skin care using cannabis, you will find all the formulations in my book well laid out and easy to follow.
If you don’t have a set of digital scales, these are really affordable and easy to get here.
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