Recipe for an Organic Cleansing Cream

Make Yourself: Recipe for an Organic Cleansing Cream

Facial cleansingA few years ago, my fascination for all things green began with Dr Hauschka Cleansing Cream. This pretty basic exfoliating cleanser is ridiculously expensive, but it smell gorgeously, and the results were really good.

After one tiny tube (the cream is sold in small tubes lasting approximately 2 weeks) my skin looked smooth and I think the post-acne marks slightly faded. The cream came with a precise instruction how to apply which was detailed to the point it explained how you were supposed to breathe in the process.

While this all looks funny to me at the moment (there’s no need to perform breathing excersises while you exfoliate your face with almond meal puree), the cream still has an aura of luxury that many organic beauty products unfortunately emit.

Organic doesn’t need to be a luxury if we want more people to use green products!

Back to the cleanser. A few days ago I received a lovely message from a friend, She wanted to share her recipe for a homemade version of Dr Hauschka Cleansing Cream.

I tried it - and it came out even better than the original! Perhaps due to the lack of alcohol which is notoriously overwhelming in Dr H products.

A note: while the author uses Jason Vitamin E Oil 5,000 IU which is a blend of mix of almond, apricot, avocado and wheat germ oils, feel free to use any vitamin E oil you can buy in your local health food store.


1 tablespoon water

1 tablespoon organic Kombucha (fermented green tea - but feel free to use finely ground green tea - JG)

2 teaspoons Jason Vitamin E Oil 5,000 IU

a few drops calendula flower extract

a few drops German chamomile flower extract

a few drops St Johns Wort extract

a few drops Witch hazel extract 

Green Organics


Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Gradually add almond meal until you reach the desired consistency you like.

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