Jojoba and Rose Water Natural Facial Cleanser

Jojoba Oil face wash

Seeds on a female jojoba bush

Would you like to make your own natural facial cleanser?

Or are you:

  • Wondering what to use for skin care that does not put harmful chemicals into your skin?
  • Dealing with inflamed skin from rosacea or other conditions?
  • Looking for a low cost alternative to pricey organic skin care options?
  • Hoping to simplify your skin care routine?

If any of the above apply to you, then I have a simple and wholesome answer for you: Jojoba Oil Face Cleanser.

I found a regimen like this when I was dealing with a resurgence of rosacea. I had it so bad that I was ashamed to go out of the house. I tried numerous creams and facial products, but some of them were just purely awful (one had a green tint to it to hide the redness of the rosacea – Yuk!) and others simply did not work.

Finally, I read that rosacea can be caused by low stomach acid so I tried some Betaine Hydrochloric Acid (HCl) in supplement form and found that my rosacea disappeared almost immediately! Clearly my digestive system was involved in this problem. Later, however, I found that long term use of HCl is not necessarily a good idea and that working on the root issues with one’s digestion is a much better way to go.

That work continues to this day. Once, however, I had a slight flare up of rosacea that led me to a cleansing protocol similar to this one.  I found it on the website of an amazing skincare line, MV Skincare. The people there are amazing and their products are fabulous. Expensive, but fabulous. You may wish to check them out if your budget so affords.

The basis of this routine is jojoba oil for cleansing. It seems counter-intuitive, but there are two reasons why jojoba oil is great for cleansing:

Why Use Jojoba for Cleansing

1.  Oil attracts other oils so cleansing your face with oil really does make sense. You will be amazed at what shows up on your cotton ball at the end of the day.

2.  Jojoba oil is more similar to sebum (the oil in human skin) than is other vegetable oils.  Therefore, it is a natural for using in facial and body are routines.

Here is my version of a very simple and soothing Jojoba and Rose Water Cleansing Routine:

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That’s it!  No chemical, simple, gentle and soothing.

Want to save even more money?  Try making your own rose water spray!!

What natural skin care products have you tried?  Please let me know how this works for you! 
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  1. I have rosacea and have been prescribed Oracea (oral antibiotic) for the rest of my life! Besides a general desire to stay away from medicine, it does have side effects, so i am looking for alternatives. I never have heartburn, so i am wondering if i should try the HCL. I am trying olive oil to wash my face, but it didn’t take long to start drying my skin out, even though i apply more after rinsing. Do you think the jojoba is drying? What other measures ard you taking specifically for rosacea? Soaking grains? I am going to get at least one of the spices for beans. And i may have to start eating meat again. What do u know about zinc? Could that be something i need to look into more? I also read something about intestinal bacteria being linked; do you know anything about this? Sorry for the many questions! Thanks for sharing your experience and knowledge!

    • I don’t think heartburn is a pre-requisite for trying HCl. I have heard that many are deficient. I am off sugars and almost all refined food. Really xylitol is the only thing I ever eat. I think all of these health issues are tied to skin health. If you check out my posts on adrenal issue and heavy metals that might interest you. I have a post on probiotics as well.

  2. I’m going to give this a try, I’ve had rosacea for years now, and it just seems to get worse, I now have what looks like a bad rash over most of my face (cheeks, nose and neck area and even some down on my chest) I might try your HCI too for a bit and see what it does, but not long term, if it works, maybe just when it seems really bad. You talked about the green tent stuff well I do use make-up under my normal base that has a green tent and it seems to really help hide the redness, but I cover it well with my regular make-up base, but I have to use three coverages to cover the rosacea good. What’s weird is that I had perfect skin till about 10 years ago, even as a teenager I didn’t have acne except a few pinples here and there, I had what people call the “peaches & cream” skin, and I guess I have enough vanity to try to cover the rosacea as much as possible. Thanks and i’ll let you know how it works for me.

    • HI Edie. I would also, if it were me, get a good probiotic. Do a search for probiotics on my site – I just did a whole series. From the HCl issue I am pretty convinced that rosacea is often a digestive-related issue. My skin is really almost perfect now after all the work I have done. I get compliments on it. Take care!

  3. great recipe and I plan on adding this into my routine!

  4. What skin care are you using now? Your homemade Jojoba and Rose Water Natural Facial Cleanser and Rose Water Spray? Or the MiEssence or MV Line? I’m very interested since I’ve been trying everything unsuccessfully for my rosacea. Seems like you’ve found success. THANKS!

    • I am using the Miessence line and I really love it. I am trying out a brand that a local friend has developed – not ready to decide / share yet. I think b/t the skincare and my diet it has made a huge difference. Let me know if I can help further.

  5. Oh, I’m so glad I searched your site. I knew you’d have a nice natural skincare post. I plan to link to this recipe in my upcoming post at KOTH. Love your idea of blending jojoba and rose water! Thanks, sweet friend!

  6. hi i stumbled upon your site while trying to get reviews for young living eo and am glad there are tons of resources here. while reading thru this cleanser i see you mentioned about using the rose eo and then making rose water. can you tell me how to make it and is it better to use distilled water for making it?.

    • Hi there. I had 1 link to how to make the rose water spray, but I just added another. That should help. I haven’t used distilled personally, but I always use well filtered water :).

  7. you had a photo of a soap or cream being dispensed from a square pump glass gar with mybe a stainless steel bracket arouund it?
    do you rmember where you purchased the square glass or plastic pump? it looked really cute and had a nice stainnless steel? pumb fitted atop the jar and band around it ?
    THANK YOU :) Blessings, MEMH