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How Do You Make Your Own Body Wash at Home?

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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.

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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)
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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.
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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

Comments

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.