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How Do You Make Your Own Body Wash at Home?


Make Your Own Body Wash and Save Money

A couple of months ago, I came across a very unique find. It was a post on Pinterest, which showed how you can make your own body wash. The best part was that it was super easy to make with a couple of ingredients and was extremely cost effective too. An added bonus to that was that it was free from harmful chemicals. I then began my research to find out more about DIY-ing your own body wash and came across a lot of content on the same. I learnt that you can make a whole product line of homemade body washes, and it involved only a few simple steps and a great end product. I gave it a try and I must say, I am amazed with the results. One of the key ingredients involved is Castile Soap for the recipe of the body wash, which I will be talking about in the next section.


Castile Soap and Its Benefits

Named after plant-based oil (olive oil) soaps originating from Castile, Spain, castile soap is a name given to soaps which are derived from the oil extracted from plants, nuts and vegetables. Now, these are derived from a variety of sources like coconut, walnut, almond, hemp, etc. The soap can be in a solid or a liquid form. During the manufacturing process of the soap, a substance called lye is missed with the oil, which leads to the process of saponification and this creates soap molecules.

Things You’ll Need

We will need only a couple of ingredients to make this body wash. You can find them either in the grocery stores, or online on websites like Amazon.

  • A foaming dispenser (Many options are available online or you can resume an old one)
  • 1/4 cup castile soap
  • 1 cup water
  • Lavender Essential Oil (You can replace this with your favorite essential oil)

Steps to Make the Body Wash

  1. Add the castile soap in the bottle.
  2. Then add the water in the dispenser.
  3. Add 10-15 drops of essential oil in the bottle, and mix the ingredients well.
  4. Your foaming body wash is ready.

Some Other Variations

Now, this is the most basic recipe for a body wash. You can add a number of ingredients depending on your liking and availability of ingredients. The possibilities are endless. Some of the ideas that I have personally tried and liked are:

  • Adding coconut oil (for extra moisturization)
  • Raw Honey
  • Almond Oil

You can experiment with the quantities of the ingredients and even make your own different recipes with things lying around in the house.

Have fun DIY-ing your own!

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 PGupta0919


PGupta0919 (author) on September 25, 2020:

Yes Danny, we can make a lot of things with castile soap that can be used around the house.

Danny from India on September 24, 2020:

PGupta , this idea will lead to many home-based options for households.

PGupta0919 (author) on September 24, 2020:

Thank you Pri.

Pri on September 24, 2020:

This looks like such an easy method, I love the frothy texture.

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