Home made cucumber milk face cleanser

As a stay-home mom who works freelance, I thrive on frugal living and home made solutions.

It isn’t always easy to be frugal, but it can be a lot of fun.

Especially when the kids are involved.

Here they are, trying on my miracle cure for tired eyes.

Recently, in my attempt to eliminate spending on toiletries, I found a great recipe for facial wash – cucumber milk face cleanser. It’s easy to make, quick to apply, cheap and free of all the ugly, unnatural stuff that goes into commercial cleansers. I will never buy facial cleanser again!


1. Peel a cucumber.

2. Blend it with 1/2 cup milk.

3. Simmer the mixture for 10 minutes.

4. Strain the mixture and allow to cool.

5. Soak a cotton ball into the mixture, clean your face, rinse with water.

6. Store the remainder in the fridge, use within a week.

Cold cucumber milk on the face is non-drying and wonderfully rejuvenating. Try it!

The only thing about switching to a natural, home made cleanser like this is having to change my routine a little. Just 2 things:

1. Prepare the cleanser every Sunday evening. The mixture simmers as I wash the dinner dishes, so I feel there’s so little effort and hardly any time spent on making it.

2. Keep cotton balls and a hair band in the kitchen so I can clean my face there in the mornings and evenings. It took me 2 days to get used to eliminating this ritual from the bathroom. Now it goes happily like clockwork.

As always, children get into every part of my world.

Case in point: Have a look at what I found in our kitchen one morning.

Yes, that’s my hairband. And yes, that’s a mango.

I love this life.

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