Three Ingredient Neem Face Wash Recipe
Serves: Makes a generous 2 oz, enough for at least 15 uses
Soothe and brighten your skin while clearing breakouts with this gentle facial cleanser made with anti-bacterial neem powder. Manuka honey is a powerful medicinal honey renowned for its potent antibacterial properties, but it is pricier than regular honey. A little goes a long way and it can be worthwhile for breakout-prone skin. However, regular raw honey is also antibacterial and highly skin-nourishing.
  • ¼ cup dried rose petals, recommended source available here
  • 2 Tbs. neem powder, recommended source available here
  • 3 Tbs. raw honey of choice or manuka honey, available here (preferably, use a more liquid rather than thick honey for this recipe)
Special materials
  1. Finely grind the rose petals in the coffee or spice grinder. Combine the neem powder, rose petal powder and raw honey. Store in a glass jar.
  2. Instructions for use Use a patch-test first (put a small amount on a part of your face) to ensure that your skin agrees with the ingredients. The facial cleanser is gentle, but it may irritate extremely sensitive skin.
  3. Apply a small amount all over your face. Let it sit on the skin for at least one minute, and up to 15 minutes. For intensive acne treatment, leave it on for the longer period of time to allow the antibacterial components in the neem and honey to work comprehensively.
  4. Due to the neem and rose petal powder, this cleanser is gently exfoliating. Do no scrub it off, because this is too harsh on the skin. Gently rinse off with a warm wash cloth.
  5. This facial cleanser doubles as a mask and an acne spot treatment. It may also be effective for calming eczema - I've read that neem is very cooling for eczema breakouts.
Recipe by Empowered Sustenance at