10 Natural Essential Oil Foaming Body Wash Recipes You Will Love

10 Natural Essential Oil Foaming Body Wash Recipes You Will Love

Foaming soaps and body washes are a great way to use essential oils everyday. In this post you will learn how to make a basic essential oil body wash, plus I will share 10 essential oil blends you can use to naturally scent your foaming body wash recipes with.

This is a favorite diy recipe that I use and it is a staple in my daily essential oil routine.

Benefits of Essential Oil Body Wash

Foaming wash is really a wonderful body cleanser because it requires no rubbing in, the foam glides onto skin easily and leaves skin scented with essential oils.

What I love about this recipe is that it makes a small batch in a mini foaming bottle. The small size allows me a few great benefits:

  • The mini size can be used within 1-2 weeks so I can keep my recipe fresh and free of contaminants.
  • I like the small batch because then I can try another recipe blend. It's a fun way to try new oil scents and blends.
  • It helps me keep my daily routine positive and uplifting, something to look forward to when trying to roll out of bed in the mornings.
  • It's an all natural and low cost option. No need to buy costly store or spa cleansing products. 
  • Doesn't take up much space, so if you have a small shower, this recipe is ideal.

Below I share my favorite essential oil blend that I call Sweet Awakenings with grapefruit and fennel essential oil. It is one I like to start my day off with in the shower and WOW I just love it. Once you smell it, you will understand why.

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Foaming Body Wash Ingredients

The ingredients that make up this recipe are ingredients that I like to always have available, especial when making DIY Essential Oil Recipes. Recipe includes:

  • Castile Soap makes a perfect natural skin cleanser and is the base for homemade foaming soaps and body washes.
  • A Foaming Bottle is required for this recipe. It is amazing how much foam can be created with foaming bottles, very cost effective.
  • Vegetable glycerin to help moisturize skin, it also makes the foam come out of the pump better too.
  • Witch Hazel (instead of water) for additional skin care benefits, its a great astringent agent. Read more here.
  • Essential Oils to add an all natural aroma as well as additional aromatherapy and skincare benefits.

Foaming Body Wash Recipe


  1. Pick your essential oil blend from the recipes below, or decide what blend you want to make. You can even just start with a single essential oil, like lavender, tea tree, or orange.
  2. Add castile soap, vegetable glycerin, and essential oils to foaming bottle and swirl bottle to blend together.
  3. Add witch hazel, place on top and shake well to blend. Be sure to label bottle.

To use: Pump foam into hands and cleanse body, rinse off.

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10 Essential Oil Foaming Body Wash Blends

#1 Sweet Awakening

  • 8 drops Grapefruit
  • 4 drops Fennel

Safety Precautions: Tisserand and Young indicate that Fennel Oil is contraindicated for pregnancy, breastfeeding, endometriosis, estrogen-dependent cancers, and children under 5.

#2. Dressed Perfect

  • 6 drops Sandalwood
  • 4 drops Magnolia

#3. My Retreat

  • 5 drops Lavender
  • 5 drops Tangerine
  • 2 drops Roman Chamomile

#4. Gentle One

  • 5 drops Lavender
  • 3 drops Vetiver
  • 2 drops Roman Chamomile

#5. Everything I Need

  • 3 drops Bergamot
  • 3 drops Clary Sage
  • 2 drops Lavender
  • 2 drops Frankincense
  • 2 drops Juniper Berry

#6. Not Just Vanilla

  • 5 drops Vanilla Absolute
  • 4 drops Tangerine
  • 3 drops Frankincense

#7. Vanilla Spice

  • 5 drops Vanilla Absolute
  • 5 drops Cardamom
  • 2 drops Orange

#8. Clear Mind

  • 3 drops Peppermint
  • 3 drops Lavender
  • 3 drops Rosemary
  • 3 drops Lime

#9. Meditative State

  • 3 drops Frankincense
  • 3 drops Copaiba
  • 2 drops Patchouli
  • 2 drops Geranium

#10. Goodnight

  • 4 drops Copaiba
  • 4 drops Sweet Marjoram
  • 4 drops Lavender

Safety Precautions

Avoid using any essential oil that has oxidized due to a greater risk of skin sensitization.

Read more safety details in Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young book - Essential Oil Safety

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Jennifer Lane - Certified Aromatherapist

BIO: Owner and founder of Loving Essential Oils. I am a Registered Nurse and Certified Aromatherapist that loves to look toward essential oils and aromatherapy for all natural physical, emotional and spiritual support. I love creating and sharing DIY Essential Oil Recipes & Blends. Thank you so much for allowing me to be part of your essential oil journey!

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