Homemade Body Wash

In America today, many people are quickly hopping on the bandwagon of  “natural and organic” products. Whether it’s the cereal they eat or the makeup they use, more and more folks are becoming conscious about the safety of the goods they consume on a day-to-day basis.  I, personally, have yet to dive head first into all products healthy and organic, yet I find it inspiring to discover the means by which you can make your own beauty products in your own kitchen (no unpronounceable ingredients there!!).  So I decided to start with making my own body wash. Since I purchased full size containers of each of the ingredients, my bill was a bit more expensive than I would normally pay for a store body wash. But I calculated, if I use roughly 1 tbsp. each use, and the recipe makes about 1.5 cups, then each batch costs less than $10.  Now I would never pay that kind of money on a regular basis, but I wanted to try this DIY concoction and see what all the “organic hoopla” is for.

With that said, I do like the outcome.  The wash itself is very oily (thank you, coconut oil) but that results in very smooth and moisturized skin (all day long!).  I’ve hardly had to use any lotion after my shower.





 (I used eucalyptus + lemon essential oils)
  1. Scoop coconut oil into a microwave safe bowl and heat on medium setting for 30 seconds until melted.
  2. Add honey, essential oils and vitamin E and whisk together.
  3. Add Castile soap slowly, stirring gently to avoid creating suds.
  4. Transfer to glass or plastic bottle.
  5. Shake before each use.

recipe found here.

Since I’m no health nut, I don’t see a major problem returning the store-bought liquid body wash that I’ve always used. Mainly because it’s cheaper :D  I did, however, enjoy this little experiment and will continue to give thought to the products I use and the chemicals they contain.  I think next, I’d like to make a conditioner (probably with coconut oil) to add some moisture to my long and dry hair.

Have you ever made your own beauty products before?  Do you continue to use them?



  • Hey Katey!
    Awesome post:)
    I haven’t tried making body wash before, but I have helped my aunt make homemade natural lotions and wipes (made from paper towels and ingredients like you used).
    Thanks for the ideas!

    • Hey Laura!!
      Thanks! That’s really awesome. I’ve often wondered how to make homemade baby wipes because I’m sure it would save a lot of money some day ;D

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