5 DIY All-Natural Beauty Recipes for Clearer, Healthier Skin

Courtesy of Skin Cleanse
Courtesy of Skin Cleanse

Calming Aloe Cleanser
by Adina Grigore, founder of S.W. Basics skincare and author of “Skin Cleanse

1 Tbsp fresh aloe from the leaf or aloe juice
1/2 Tbsp manuka honey
2 to 3 drops lavender essential oil

If you are using fresh aloe, cut through the skin of the leaf, exposing the inside so you can easily access all of it. Scoop with a knife or spoon, the way you would an avocado. Then place the aloe, honey, and lavender oil in a small bowl and stir well (or, if you’re using fresh aloe, whisk together with a fork) so that the honey melts into the aloe and lavender. Apply with clean hands or cotton. Rinse well (it will be sticky!). Store extra cleanser in a jar with a lid; it will last a few months. It makes enough for about six to eight uses.