Summer Skin Detox Cleanser Recipe

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Summer Skin Detox Cleanser Recipe


If like us you enjoy getting creative with your personal care routine then this is for you.Powdered cleansers are great for making at home as they require very little in terms of specialized equipment, packaging or even ingredients. In fact there are so many options to choose you can just let your imagination run wild!

Our summer skin detox is the perfect way to ensure your skin is glowing with health and vitality throughout the festive season thanks to the high strength vitamin C and Green tea antioxidants but that's not all.

  • Australian Green Clay to help manage pimples and congestion.
  • Argan and Almond exofoliants to buff the skin and leave it glowing with health
  • Soya Amino acids for added moisture
  • Bath milk powder to soften the skin.

Your powdered skin cleanser can be turned into a light paste with water before massaging into the skin and rinsing off. Alternatively for those with extra-dry skin why not try mixing it with a cleansing oil such as Olive, Jojoba or Macadamia? Want a third option? Add a tablespoon of this highly active concentrate to a tablespoon of your regular cleanser for double the fun!

Ingredient % Function
Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate* 15 This is the main cleansing agent. It helps to gently lift dirt from the skin.
Kaolin 40 Kaolin is great for drawing toxins and impurities from the skin
Australian Olive Green Clay 10 A great detoxifying clay that helps to reduce the appearance of acne and manage excess oil
Almond Meal Exfoliant 10 A soft and veltety exfoliant that gently removes dirt and grime without causing irritation
Argan Face Exfoliant 5 A slightly coarser powdered exfoliant that gives a gentle microdermabrasive action to revive and rejuvenate the complexion.
Soya Amino Acid 5 Soya is a great moisturising active that helps ensure that the skin doesn't dry out during the cleansing process.
Milk Bath Powder Unscented 4.4 Adding milk to your cleanser will help remove dry, dull skin cells gently leaving the skin silky smooth.
Vitamin C Powder 10 Vitamin C is a fantastic anti-oxidant and the perfect pick-me-up for tired, stressed skin
Green Tea Powder 0.5 Green tea is another great rejuvenating active that works well with vitamin C to give the complexion a much needed boost.
Mental Clarity Essential Oil Blend 0.1 A beautiful essential oil blend to soothe and cleanse the mind.
    *Be sure to grind Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate well before adding it to the blend. The use of a small coffee grinding machine is the perfect way to prepare small batches of the surfactant
Total 100  



  • Mixing Vessel: To make a small batch (<1Kg) you can mix in a zip lock bag or a emptied and cleaned out jam jar.
  • Take care not to breathe in any surfactant dust as it can be irritating. The Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate is your surfactant.
  • Wondering where the essential oil goes? It adsorbs onto the surface of the powdered ingredients rather than being absorbed into them. A good way of visualizing this is to think of an orange with the indentations.Imagine that the essential oil is attracted to those indentations and forms a bond with them. Gentle rubbing or mixing with water or oils releases the oils so that they can get to work!
  • Be sure to keep the blend dry other than your essential oil addition.


  1. Weigh out the Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate before either grinding it into a powder with a mortar and pestle or a coffee grinding machine. This should only take a minute or so as the pellets are quite soft.
  2. Weigh the other ingredients and add to your mixing vessel and mix thoroughly to form a homogenous powdered mix.
  3. Pack into your container and store in a cool, dry place ready to use!


  • Powdered mixes can still be prone to microbial contamination and can also oxidise. The long term stability of this blend has not been investigated and as such if you want to make this commercially we recommend you investigate both physical and microbial stability.
  • Both microbial and physical stability can be improved by using clean raw materials, avoiding water and humidity and packing the product into a UV protective container. Also minimizing exposure to air is a good idea.

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