DIY: Rose Water Face Wash

We’re making beauty products!

Well, just one. We’re going to make one beauty product. But still. !!!

DIY: Rose Water Face Wash / Bev Cooks

This is theee easiest and most gloriously and exquisitely luxurious face wash OF ALL TIME. (don’t quote me on that.)

But it is. Until I come up with something better, THIS IS IT FOR MY LIFE. (and face.)

Remember when I told you about that green beauty book a while back? Well, two things:

  1. I’ve been coming back to it over and over because I’m turning freaking 40 in three months. And like any other neurotic lunatic, I’ve been in a (not so) slight panic about keeping my skin young-looking and tight and completely toxic free and if I have to do a secret face transplant with Gwyneth Paltrow I WILL.
  2. I spotted some bottled rose water at this neighborhood grocery store on a walk a few weeks ago, and of course once I saw that, it was over. Commence spiral of obsession. Let’s make a dang face wash.

DIY: Rose Water Face Wash / Bev Cooks

I’m not going to get all researcher-y on you with fancy health facts. Mainly because I can’t spell half of those words. BUT, I will say this:

Hi, CLEOPATRA used rose water. Apparently it’s this perfect magic potion for your beauty regimen. Controls excess oil, evens skin tone, anti-aging properties, smells like the gates of a botanical orgy.


The other ingredients in my face wash are vitamin e oil (like, insane for your skin), vegetable glycerin (another good natural humectant that helps seals in the healthy stuff), and castile soap (tried-and-true soap. good lather. doesn’t cause irritation. super awesome.)

DIY: Rose Water Face Wash / Bev Cooks

This is how it goes down:

  • 1 1/2 cups of rose water (10 oz)
  • 2 Tbs. castile soup (unscented)
  • 1 Tbs. vegetable glycerin
  • 1 Tbs. vitamin e oil

Shake shake shake. Shake your booty. Oh sorry! That’s for something else. Whisk it in a bowl, then transfer it to a pretty glass bottle. You can even label it something funny like, “FACE” or “IN YOUR FACE” or “SAVE FACE” or “IT’S EITHER THIS OR THAT FACE TRANSPLANT WITH GWYNETH PALTROW. THIS WAS CHEAPER.”

You know.

DIY: Rose Water Face Wash / Bev Cooks

So far, I’m totally in love with this face wash. The lather is perfect. Not too thick. And the oils (how little there are in this) feel surprisingly smooth after a cleanse. And the ROSE WATER. The scent.

I die.

It’s like Paris.


DIY: Rose Water Face Wash / Bev Cooks

And don’t worry. I tested out this beauty product on Will, Natalie, and all the baby bunnies in our back yard. It works.

Okay, your turn. If you have a good, natural face wash that I should play with, holla!

Cleopatra, I’m talking to you.

Not really.

I wonder if she has any descendants alive today. I just asked Aaron, and in his best d-bag voice he goes, “I bet they’re smokin’ hawwwt.”

This is why I married him.

DIY: Rose Water Face Wash / Bev Cooks

Make this! And then come back and tell me just how much you wept.

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27 Responses to DIY: Rose Water Face Wash

  1. Brittany | Words Like Honeycomb May 17, 2016 at 8:34 am #
    2 Tbs. castile soup (unscented)...<<where do I buy this soup? ;) LOL I have a rose water toner that I am in love face regimen takes longer now because I want to sniff it for 5minutes before actually using it... I will definitely be trying this!
    • Bev Weidner May 17, 2016 at 8:43 am #
      The brand I use is Dr. Bronner's! You can normally find it in the hippie section at your store. By the soap!
    • Joni May 19, 2016 at 10:08 am #
      "Soup" made me giggle way too much.
  2. Steph May 17, 2016 at 10:31 am #
    I would totally buy some from you already made in that beautiful bottle.
    • Bethany May 17, 2016 at 4:49 pm #
      Yes! Tell us more about that bottle, please :)
      • Bev Weidner May 18, 2016 at 6:12 am #
        Amazon! There are tonnnnns of pretty glass pump bottles.
  3. Kerry May 17, 2016 at 5:32 pm #
    I just have to tell you, most of the time I read along, smiling at your witty comments and your great photography, and the adorable pictures of your chillruns and say...nothing.'Course people sometimes hear me giggling, but I mean I say nothing to you about how I adore your blog and how it's one of the few blogs I read consistently. But, today was obviously different. As you were...
  4. Kerry May 17, 2016 at 5:39 pm #
    Oops! One more thing---would you be so kind as to tell me the name of the font you use for your headers and your menu bar, etc, please?
    • Bev Weidner May 18, 2016 at 6:16 am #
      Well you are the sweetest! Thank you for your words. They go far, I can tell you! As far as the fonts, I wish I knew! Let me ask my site designer - she may know. I'll be back in touch!
  5. Heather Buzby May 17, 2016 at 10:27 pm #
    This may be a silly question but- do you rinse it off with water or do you leave that goodness on?
    • Bev Weidner May 18, 2016 at 6:18 am #
      You rinse it off! Just like any cleanser/face wash. Lather up, rinse off. Boom. Then moisturize with my DIY face cream. It's deeeevaaaaah.
    • Mel January 18, 2021 at 11:05 am #
      Can you please tell me the quantity of facewash you made from this recipe❤️ I love your blog
  6. jessica May 18, 2016 at 1:24 pm #
    you should try the Mario Badescu (sp?) rose water facial spray. It's like your face gets spritzed with the tears of unicorn angels.
  7. Liz May 21, 2016 at 2:29 pm #
    WOW! Got here I forget how, but bottomline I just purchased all ingredients for this as well as the beeswax face cream. I am turning "freaking 61" in three months so am 21x freaking ahead of you!! And after most of my life dealing with oily skin/hair, am now dealing with dry skin ... hair continues to be a mystery combination. AND, over the past years I've been eliminating various ingredients in food/body/house products but the skin cream particularly has been difficult as in a creamy and moisturizing combo. Srsly - I very much appreciate the beeswax recipe and instruction and can't wait to try it. I am an Amazon Prime person and on almost embarrassingly intimate terms with UPS/FedEx drivers from nearly daily Amazon deliveries... BUT, I do like and they were my source for ingredients. I'm sharing that as a happy customer and nothing else. They have a great rep for purity and service but you will pay shipping and I have no idea how prices compare. I live in NW Montana so they are kind of local to me. Also, if anyone does not want to make their own, MRH has very similar (ingredient-wise) product and also a plethora of containers. I've purchased various bottles, roller top thingies, pump things, etc. and all have been wonderful. Cheers!
  8. Haley August 5, 2016 at 8:13 am #
    Would you kindly provide the exact link to that gorgeous bottle?!? I see its from Amazon buuuut I need that one. #obsessed
    • Bev Weidner August 5, 2016 at 9:31 am #
      Sure thing!
  9. alkha October 1, 2016 at 11:32 pm #
    You just gave this wonderful idea. I'm going to do your face wash. its natural living healthy lifestyle why not. Thanks for all the links above-Ttyl...
  10. Fabiola October 23, 2016 at 8:23 pm #
    Omg! I can't wait to make this, but most importantly, please oh please do tell me where you purchased that clear and gold pump bottle for the wash! ???
    • Fabiola October 23, 2016 at 8:32 pm #
      Never mind. I just read the comments. I can't wait to make this! ?
  11. Ruthie January 27, 2017 at 12:07 pm #
    Thanks for this! Mine isn't a face product, necessarily, but it's oh-so-simple and works great on itchy, rashy skin. I have crazy skin allergies -- I can yank out poison oak bare handed wearing a tank top and shorts with nary a problem, but let me walk in tall grass or have a rose leaf brush past my face, and I get a rash just like poison oak. Burns, itches, blisters! So, one bad break out and I was desperate. I thought about what was recommended for itchy-burny stuff = aloe, and what was soothing/healing for skin = vitamin E oil. My mom had some aloe vera gel, and I had vitamin E oil. Dumped them both in the blender (sorry, I just dumped but it's not rocket science ;), gave them a whirl, and I had this rich, creamy stuff that worked wonders for me. I also gave some to a friend who had a similar break out after clearing ground cover ivy from her yard. Worked a treat for her, too. With little ones, you probably have even more of a use for this. My mom's aloe gel was tinted green, so the finished cream was a pale green. Totally not necessary. ;) Anyway, easy, safe, give it a try.
  12. Anonymous July 27, 2017 at 1:53 am #
  13. kokila moorthy April 26, 2018 at 6:44 am #
    what's the shelf life of this face wash?
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  15. Anonymous June 19, 2018 at 6:03 pm #
    How is this fab cleanser work for makeup removal?
  16. Manal May 27, 2019 at 6:11 am #
    Can i use soap-wort extract or baby soap instead of castile soap?
  17. Alisia Doeing January 10, 2021 at 9:22 am #
    Hello! I am wondering if I made mine wrong. It’s super watery. Do you recommend a way to thicken it up? Thanks!
    • Sie May 4, 2021 at 12:44 pm #
      dont add more water ;)

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