This simple two ingredient cleanser can be used with any skin type, but is best suited to dry skin.
I've used calendula for it's anti-inflammatory and skin healing properties. Cocoa butter is a great moisturiser, particularly for extremely dry skin, plus it's high in antioxidants.
In a double boiler combine the following:
Gently heat until the cocoa butter has melted. Transfer to a non-metallic bowl. Beat until the mixture has cooled and has begun to thicken a little - you want it to be still be pourable. Transfer to a clean pot or jar with a good lid.
To use massage into skin in a circular motion. Remove with a damp cotton pad. Follow with your usual toner and moisturiser.
The cleanser will keep for about 3 months when stored in the refrigerator.
Note: If the mixture thickens too much to be pourable (this can happen in cold temperatures) it can be spooned into the pot or you could soften it a little over a very gentle heat before pouring.
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