Summer Rain Creamy Homemade Body Wash, Made in Minutes
Here’s how I make my creamy homemade body wash with shea butter and essential oils. It’s so much better than other body wash recipes!
Are you looking for a body wash that doesn’t dry your skin out, or are you searching for a new body wash recipe? Either way, unlike shampoo and deodorant, body wash is one of those few skin care products you can frequently change with ease and without regret! (My chamomile lavender body wash, for example, is so easy to make you could finish it quicker than it will take you to read this article.)
Hey, body wash is something you can change, even just for fun or to use your new scent combination obsession. And it’s totally worth making your own. Because in just a few minutes, you’ll have enough to last a few months. And you’ll be asking yourself why you didn’t try this body wash recipe sooner.
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What makes this homemade body wash creamy and smooth?
Let me put it this way,
Soap doesn’t need to be just soap.
Instead, load it up with skin-loving ingredients and your favorite scents.
It’s the unique combination of nourishing natural ingredients for the skin that makes this homemade body wash so smooth and creamy. Did you know you can find my 20 Essential Ingredients For DIY Natural Skincare recipes here? Check out what I used to make this homemade body wash recipe below.
Here’s what makes this body wash recipe unique:
Choose from refined shea butter or unrefined shea butter to cleanse your skin without drying. Shea butter has a lightly nutty scent and melts on contact with the skin. High in vitamins E, A, and F, it is an intense moisturizer known for healing dry scalps, cracked heels, and eczema.
– This is the ingredient you’ve been missing in your body wash if your skin feels tight and dry after a shower.
Popular for its anti-aging benefits, apricot kernel oil is an extreme moisturizer. Yet, it absorbs quickly into the skin while providing vitamins and deep moisturizing benefits. It adds a premium touch to skincare.
Castile soap is a concentrated vegetable-based soap made of ingredients you can actually pronounce. This soap is gentle on the skin and effective against dirt, grease, and unwanted germs.
You might be surprised to learn that castile soap can be used to clean just about anything and everything: your face, shower, and even your dirty dishes! This why I use it in my aloe vera face wash, liquid laundry soap, heavy-duty kitchen cleaner, and more.
But, when it comes to a homemade body wash, it’s best to choose a Castile soap to meet your skin type needs.
Do you have normal, dry, mature, oily, or combination skin? Take our Skin Type Quiz now to discover yours!
A powerhouse for natural skin care products, aloe vera gel, is antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and astringent. Known to support the healing of sunburns, cuts, and wounds quickly. It’s a homemade body wash ingredient you don’t want to skip.
You’ll find it in my recipe for an Aloe Vera Face Cream too. Quench the thirst of your skin and improve oil production with the help of aloe vera.
As an excellent humectant vegetable glycerin attracts water and helps to maintain moisture in the skin. It feels incredibly smooth on the skin! And vegetable glycerin boots the lather in soap recipes.
This body wash recipe includes essential oils for fragrance. Essential oils not only provide a wonderful natural fragrance to homemade skincare products and cleaners but also contain powerful cleaning properties. Learn more about why I use essentials oils every day here. And take our skin type quiz above for essential oil recommendations to match your skin type needs.
Now that you know what’s inside this unique homemade body wash recipe let’s make it!
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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
1. Using the double boil method, melt shea butter on low heat or in the microwave at 30-second intervals.
2. Remove mixture from heat once melted and set aside. In a medium bowl, combine apricot oil, aloe vera gel, and vegetable glycerin.
3. Stir well and pour in melted shea butter. Continue mixing and each drop of essential oil.
4. To reduce bubbles pour the mixture into a bottle using a funnel. Next, pour liquid castile soap into the bottle as well and then remove the funnel.
5. Place the pump dispenser on the bottle and swirl to blend the ingredients.
This creamy homemade body wash lathers nicely, and the scent combination smells like clean summer rain. 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.
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