DIY Lavender and Jojoba Foaming Face Wash + My Differin® Gel Journey

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lavender and jojoba foaming face wash

Do you know what it’s like to have acne? I never did until last year. When I was a teenager, I would have the occasional breakout but nothing that resembled a pizza face. Sometimes my forehead would have a complete meltdown due to the bad bang choice, but it was easily remedied with a hair clip. I never had an awful time with pimples. I don’t know what caused it. Possibly living in a new state during a new season? Hormones? I have no clue.

All I know is multiple face products did not help. Washing my face more did not help. Stopping birth control did not help. I even went to the dermatologist, and their spot treatment just seemed to make things worse. It was just money down the drain. Time is the only thing that has helped me some. It would have been nice to have tried something like Differin® Gel, and now I have my chance!

differin aisle

Differin® Gel contains the first and only prescription strength retinoid Adapalene that can help clear and prevent acne available over the counter. I got mine at my local Walmart. It’s the newest advancement and ingredient in the OTC acne category in over 30 years! Instead of just being a spot treatment, Differin® Gel helps to prevent breakouts before they start and, as a result, helps to restore skin’s texture and tone. It is perfect for anyone with mild to moderate acne. Me, me, ME!

To make sure my face is primed for Differin® Gel I created a DIY Lavender and Jojoba Foaming Face Wash. It’s super easy to make and has a very relaxing scent. The lavender essential oil has the ability to soothe skin and calm nerves without causing dryness or irritation, while the jojoba oil acts as a carrier delivering treatments deep into the pores. It’s a win, WIN!

DIY Lavender and Jojoba Foaming Face Wash

lavender and jojoba foaming face wash

A calming foaming face wash that will clean your skin deep down while hydrating it.

Gather Your Supplies

foaming face wash supplies

  • 14 oz foaming soap pump dispenser
  • 1 1/4 cup distilled water
  • 2 tbsp jojoba oil
  • 15-20 drops lavender essential oil
  • optional: soap colorant
  • 1/2 cup castile soap

How To Create A DIY Lavender and Jojoba Foaming Face Wash

Making this DIY Lavender and Jojoba Foaming Face Wash couldn’t be easier. Add all ingredients in order, starting with the water, to a foaming soap pump dispenser. Once all ingredients are added, gently swirl to blend or stir with soap pump tubing. Pump away. Easy, right!?

differein tube

After washing my face with this DIY Lavender and Jojoba Foaming Face Wash, I make sure to apply my Differin®  Gel over my entire face and back, even when I look clear. It’s a preventative, too!  I’ll be doing this once a day, every day, for 8 weeks. Come back then and see the difference Differin®  Gel can make!




This product is dermatologist developed and tested. Please call 1-866-735-4137 for any questions you may have concerning the product. However, should you experience any problems while using the product, please discontinue use and consult your healthcare provider.

Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.


  1. This looks perfect! I love that it’s so simple and with easy to find ingredients. #cient

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