Friday, 14 June 2013

Make your own Coconut cleansing milk

Have you run out of your cleansing milk? Why do you not have fun making your own with this super easy, super fast and economic recipe?

Home made Coconut cleansing milk ingredients

10 tbsp Coconut milk or coconut cream
5 or 10 tsp Corn Flour 
70 ml or small bottle 

I used Coconut Cream because that was what I found in my cupboard! Coconut Cream (68% Coconut) is slightly thicker than Coconut Milk (60% Coconut). 

How to make it:
Open the Coconut Milk or Cream can and stir it well with a spoon in order to blend the coconut part and the water part back together if separated. Pour 10 tablespoons in a clean bowl, add 5 to 10 teaspoons of Corn Flour, depending whether you want it to be runnier or thicker and blend with an electric blender for a few seconds. Transfer the mixture in a small bottle (I got mine from Boots) and it is ready! 
Make a small quantity at a time so that you are able to use it all before it goes off.

Home made Coconut cleansing milk

How to use it:
Pour a few drops on a cotton pad/ball and massage into your skin, upwards and outwards in gentle circular motions. Splash your face with water and pat dry with a clean towel. You will be amazed on how well this homemade cleansing milk removes makeup. If you have oily skin you may wish to follow with a gel cleanser to remove any residue or follow with toner. 

How to store it:
Store in the fridge for about a week 
The Coconut Cream I used contains the antioxidant sodium metabisulphite to preserve the product. Bear in mind that if you use organic Coconut Milk or Cream it will not contain any preservative and it will probably go off more quickly.

Enjoy and let me know if you make it!

COMING SOON: How to make your own Camomile toner! (Click here to see post)

Recipe adapted from: 'Fare il Latte detergente al Cocco Viso vellutato e profumato! (ricetta semplicissima)' by carlitadolce 
P.S Carlita uses Rice Starch or Rice Flour instead of Corn Flour


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