1/2 cup almond meal
3 tablespoons baking soda
2 tablespoons olive oil (or oil of choice)
10 drops lavender or other essential oil
Combine all ingredients. The consistency should be doughy--neither squishy nor crumbly.
To use, take an amount the size of your fingertip and mix with a few drops of water until creamy and easily smeared. Rub over face and throat, and rinse well. I recommend using this in the shower, and washing your face before your hair. (The almond meal tends to get tangled.) Follow up with a good moisturizer.
I have extremely dry skin, and I use this as my only face wash. Since I started using it, I haven't had a single breakout, and my skin actually stays soft and smooth. One batch lasts about a month.