Are you ready to go all-natural with your body wash? Try this easy DIY Essential Oil Body Wash handmade with ingredients you can pronounce and be happy to rub on your skin.
Skin is the largest organ of the body and its care is essential for good health. Natural body washes can be far more effective than chemical store-bought ones because you avoid using harsh chemicals on the skin. Homemade body wash is not only the best choice for healthy skin but it is also simple to make.
Best Essential Oils for Body Wash
Pure essential oils are cold-pressed or steam distilled from plants and plant parts. They contain the essence of the plants they come from and you can choose from a wide variety of scents.
Since this DIY recipe is made with essential oils it will not only nourish your skin but also rejuvenates your spirits.
You can have a mini aromatherapy session in the shower while you are washing up. Prepared from essential oils and few other natural items, this body wash will leave you feeling recharged and healthy.
Apart from providing therapeutic value, the essential oils contained in body wash cleanse the skin as well as helps retain moisture.
Homemade Body Wash Ingredients
Have you ever considered making your own body wash? It’s really not difficult, and the benefits can be huge. Plus, it’s a lot cheaper than buying store-bought body wash. This blend is sure to leave your skin feeling soft and luxurious!
Besides essential oils, here are the other ingredients used in this DIY body wash recipe:
Castile Soap For Body Wash
Castile soap is a great alternative soap to use for body wash. It's natural, organic, and gentle on your skin. Castile soap can be used as a shampoo, face wash, and even bubble bath. Plus, it's affordable and easy to make at home. Castile soap is a wonderful all-natural soap that gently cleanses without chemicals, read more about castile soap benefits.
Jojoba Oil for Body Wash
Jojoba oil is a great moisturizer for skin and will leave you feeling fresh and renewed. Jojoba oil is a liquid wax that comes from the jojoba plant. It has many benefits for hair and skin, making it a great choice for those looking for an all-natural alternative to conventional beauty products. Learn more about this amazing carrier oil here.
Vegetable Glycerin for Body Wash
Derived from plants, vegetable glycerin is a natural humectant, meaning it attracts and retains moisture. This makes it an ideal ingredient for body washes and other skin care products. Vegetable glycerin will help the body wash be thicker, creamier, and lather better. Learn more about the benefits of glycerin for skincare.
DIY Essential Oil Body Wash Recipe
Directions: Combine all ingredients into the glass bottle. Add essential oil or essential oil combination of choice. Shake well to combine. Be sure to shake before each use, as the ingredients may separate. Enjoy!
Homemade Body Wash Essential Oil Blends
Different kinds of essentials oils can be mixed together to provide your desired effect and/or aroma. This DIY body wash can be used both for the purpose of cleansing your body, as well as aromatherapy. Try one of these refreshing and soothing scents depending on your desires.
For an uplifting body wash try:
- Peppermint essential oil
- Orange essential oil
- Lime essential oil
- Grapefruit essential oil
- Eucalyptus essential oil
- Rosemary essential oil
You can also use a combination of any of these oils. I especially like peppermint and orange combined for an invigorating body wash. I use 10 drops of peppermint and 15 drops of orange.
For a calming body wash try:
Before bedtime, I like to use a combination of lavender and chamomile essential oil in my body wash. These two oils together create the perfect blend for relaxing and getting me ready for bedtime.
- Lavender essential oil
- Bergamot essential oil
- Geranium essential oil
- Frankincense essential oil
- Roman Chamomile essential oil
Give this recipe a try, your body will greatly benefit. Don’t be afraid to try different essential oil combinations to find the perfect DIY Body Wash just for you!