We all love using body washes. Body washes are great alternatives for soaps and many of us prefer using body washes over soaps. Although most of the soaps claim to be moisturizing, but they fail to stay true to their claims and dry out our skin. On the other hand, body washes provide better moisturization and they are quite gentle on skin. So it is always better to use body washes over soaps, particularly for dry skinned people. So check out my post on how to make body washes at home.
All the body wash recipes described below, contain liquid castile soap. They are also known as vegetable soap. These soaps are traditionally made of olive oil and contain no animal fat. Castile soap is very mild and gentle for our skin and comes with the goodness of natural glycerin. Also it provides cleansing abilities to our homemade body washes.
Homemade Citrus Body Wash
Ingredients : Liquid castile soap, olive oil, jojoba oil, Vitamin E oil, citrus essential oil (lemon or orange or both)
Take a big glass container. Put ½ cup castile soap, 2 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp each of jojoba oil and Vitamin E oil and 20-30 drops of citrus essential oil of your choice. Combine everything together. Store the mix in a pump bottle (similar to the liquid soap dispensers) and shake well. That’s it. Your body wash is ready. (Shake the bottle everytime before you the body wash).
Jojoba oil has anti-inflammatory properties and soothing effect on skin. Vitamin E oil moisturizes as well as maintains skin elasticity. Olive oil nourishes skin as well as acts as a carrier oil for the essential oils. The citrus essential oils adds aroma to the body wash and make you feel refreshed.
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Homemade Milk and Honey Body Wash
Ingredients : Coconut milk, liquid castile soap, honey and your choice of essential oil
Mix ½ cup coconut milk, with ½ cup castile soap, 1/3 cup honey and 8-10 drops of essential oil in a bottle. Keep shaking until the honey gets fully dissolved.
Coconut milk moisturizes the skin and it smells fantastic. Honey’s anti bacterial properties keep germs and bacteria away. And essential oil brings a refresing scent to the body wash. Also almost all the essential oil has different skin benefits.
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Homemade Oatmeal and Lavender Body Wash
Ingredients : Water, dry oatmeal, liquid castle soap, Vitamin E oil, lavender essential oil, jojoba oil
Put 3 cups of water in a bowl and bring it to boil. Now take ¼ cup of oatmeal in a glass bowl and add the boiling water to it. Let it sit for 2 hours. Strain the water and set aside. In a separate bowl, add ¼ cup of liquid castle soap, 6-8 drops of lavender oil, 1 tsp of vitamin E oil and 2 tsp of jojoba oil. Mix well and pour this mix in a pump bottle to fill half inch on the bottom. Now fill the rest of the bottle with the previously made oatmeal infused water. Shake well twice and you are done!
Oatmeal is very effective in removing dead skin cells and gives a soothing feeling to body. The oatmeal infused water will surely give u a spa like rejuvenating feeling. Apart from that this homemade body wash is enriched with powerful anti oxidants of Vitamin E oil and super moisturizing qualities of jojoba oil. Moreover, lavender oil rejuvenates and promotes healthy skin. And it smells heavenly.
Homemade Natural Oils Body Wash
Ingredients : Honey, castor oil, olive oil, liquid castile soap, any essential oil of your choice
Mix 1 tbsp each of olive oil and castor oil and prepare a natural oil mix. Set aside. In a separate bowl, take 3 tbsp of honey, 3 tbsp of liquid castile soap, that oil mix that you prepared in advance and 10-12 drops of any essential oil of your choice. Mix all the ingredients together and your homemade natural oils body wash is ready. Store in a pump bottle and remember to shake well before use.
Honey is a natural skin care ingredient that has great anti-bacterial and skin soothing properties. Natural oils are mixed to get the benefits of oil cleansing method while you wash your body with this body wash. Essential oils are great for skin as well as they add lovely fragrance to the body wash.
Hope you liked reading these homemade natural body wash recipes. Let us know which one you would love to try.