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.