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Summer Rain Creamy Body Wash, Made in Minutes


Creamy Shea Butter Homemade Body Wash Recipe

Summer Rain Creamy Homemade Body Wash, Made in Minutes

It’s been awhile, in fact it’s been more than a year since I shared a homeamde body wash recipe.

But, you know what? Body wash is one of the few skin care products you can change frequently with ease and without regret!

My Chamomile Lavender Body Wash for example is so easy to make you could finish quicker than it will take you to read this article! Body wash is something you can change just to use your new scent combination obsession. And it’s totally worth it in just few minutes you’ll have enough to last a few months. Then you’ll be asking yourself why you did make it sooner. This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience, read full disclosure policy.


What makes this homemade body wash creamy and smooth?

A unique combination of nourishing natural ingredients for the skin. Find my 20 Essential Ingredients For DIY Natural Skincare recipes here. Soap doesn’t need be just soap. We can load it up with skin loving ingredients and our favorite scents. Check out what I used to make this homemade body wash recipe below:

Shea Butter

Also known as refined shea butter and unrefined shea butter. It has light nutty scent and melts on contact with the skin. High in vitamins E, A, and F shea butter is an intense moisturizer known for healing dry scalps, cracked heels, and eczema.

Apricot Kernel Oil

Popular for its anti-aging benefits, apricot kernel oil is an extreme moisturizer. It absorbs quickly into the skin while providing deep moisturizing benefits.

Liquid Castile Soap

Castile soap is a concentrated vegetable-based soap made of ingredients you can actually pronounce. This soap is gentle on skin and effective against dirt, grease, and unwanted germs. Castile soap can be used to clean just about anything and everything: your face, your shower, and even your dirty dishes!  I use it in my aloe vera face wash, liquid laundry soap, heavy duty kitchen cleaner, and more!

Aloe Vera Gel

A powerhouse for natural skin care products, aloe vera gel is antibacterial antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and an astringent. Known to support the healing of  sunburns, cuts, and wounds quickly. Find in my recipe for an Aloe Vera Face Cream that quenches the thirst of my skin and improves the oil production.

Vegetable Glycerin

An excellent humectant vegetable glycerin attracts water and helps to maintain moisture in the skin. And it feels incredibly smooth on the skin!

Essential Oils

Essential oils not only provide a wonderful natural fragrance to homemade skin care products and cleaners, but also contain powerful disinfecting properties. Learn more about why I use essentials oils everyday here.

Body Wash doesn’t need be just soap. We can load it up with skin loving ingredients and our favorite scents. Learn how I make my own summer rain creamy body wash.

Homemade Body Wash Ingredients

½ cup shea butter

1 tablespoon apricot oil

1 tablespoon aloe vera gel

2 tablespoons vegetable glycerin

3 drops spearmint essential oil

6 drops bergamot essential oil

3 drops vetiver essential oil

1 cup liquid castile soap

1 pump dispenser 16 oz bottle


How to Make Homemade Body Wash

Using the double boil method, melt shea butter on low heat or in the microwave at 30 second intervals. Remove mixture from heat once melted and set aside. In a medium bowl combine apricot oil, aloe vera gel, and vegetable glycerin. Stir well and pour in melted shea butter. Continue mixing and each drop of essential oil. To reduce bubbles pour mixture into bottle using a funnel. Next, pour liquid castile soap into the bottle as well and then remove the funnel. Place the pump dispenser on the bottle and swirl to blend together.

If you enjoy making things for yourself too check out my beginners natural bath and body course.


Body Wash doesn’t need be just soap. We can load it up with skin loving ingredients and our favorite scents. Learn how I make my own summer rain creamy body wash. This creamy homemade body wash lathers up quite nicely and the scent combination is smells like clean summer rain. As you wash you can feel the combination of shea butter, apricot oil, and vegetable glycerin adding a protective layer to your skin as the water beads up. After washing lock in moisture with one my favorites Moisturizing Pumpkin Lavender Body Butter and exfoliate once or twice a week with one of Summer’s Best DIY Body Scrubs!




  1. Reply


    Hi, I love this post. I want to know what preservatives are to be used for increasing the shelf life?


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      Prasanna, I recommend making skin care products in small amounts. You could add a teaspoon of raw honey to the body wash help extend the life. It great for the skin too!

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    Kristy, where did you get the bottle pictured in this recipe?
    Love all your diy receipts!!

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      Debbie, I actually washed and reused a bottle. I got in a free cleaning kit from the Grove Collaborative. It had Mrs. Meyers natural hand soap it. You can get one too with this link – https://www.lifenreflection.com/grove I am about re-purposing when I can!

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        Thank you Kristy, I too reuse when possible, sometimes I have to go to Goo Gone to get stickers off of bottles and jars lol!!!
        The things we do to save and protect our environment……:)

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          Right! 😉 I use just a dab of lemon essential oil and a cloth or small bristle brush to remove stickers from jars and bottles. A friend of mine told me how to she used it remove stickers from the new windows she had put in. Then she said the funny thing was she later noticed the windows were cleaner where she had removed the stickers. So then she added the lemon eo to a one to one mixture of distilled water and vinegar to clean the windows!

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    Hi again Kristy..hope all is well with you.
    I would like to make this body wash, but I have only one essential oil for this which is
    Spearmint ..could you help me out by telling me what other essential oils I can use for this recipe in place of the ones you use???
    Debbie Hannam.

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      Hi Debbie, do you have lavender essential oil? I love to pair lavender with spearmint! And lavender is very calming to the skin, which alone makes a great essential oil for body wash.