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