Body Wash is a recent newcomer when it comes to spa products and is gaining much more popularity than soaps for a simple reason that it cleans your skin as good as a good quality soap without ripping off the moistures from skin. A good body wash is infused with a soothing smell and essential oils that can detoxify your body, soothe your skin and yet not leave it dry. In fact you can prepare a custom body wash suited to your skin type with simple and nourishing ingredients at home.
Check out these simple homemade body wash recipes. You will surely love to use them.
1. Coconut & Honey Body Wash:
This works as a perfect detox recipe for deep cleansing your body and refreshing your mind. This four ingredient body wash will moisturize your skin and leave it smooth and supple. And you know what’s the best part about this body wash? It is completely customizable with the essential oils you like the most.
Coconut Oil: ½ cup
Raw Honey: ½ cup
Liquid castile soap: ½ cup
Essential Oil: 25 drops
Melt coconut oil using a double boiler. Once the coconut oil has completely melted, remove from heat. Now add honey and essential oil of your choice. You may use a single or more essential oils. Eucalyptus and sweet orange essential oils are great for morning bath. Whisk together and add liquid castile soap. Keep stirring gently to ensure a smooth mix. Transfer to a glass or plastic bottle.
2. Cocoa And Shea Butter Body Wash:
There is no better way to indulge in the luxury of body butters that will make your skin silky smooth and bring with it the divine fragrance that is just right to kick start your day.
Cocoa Butter: 150 grams
Coconut Milk: 50 grams
Shea butter: 50 grams
Almond Oil: 50 grams
Lemon Juice: 1 tbsp
Liquid Castile soap: 125 grams
Argiletz white clay: 2 tbsp
Lavender essential Oil: 5 drops
Lemon essential Oil: 5 drops
Melt cocoa butter and shea butter in a double boiler. Remove from heat and add almond oil, lemon juice and coconut milk. Mix well before adding castile soap, clay and essential oils. You may use a hand blender to smoothen the mix. After blending it enough, it will thicken and form a cream like consistency. Store in a sterilized container. Just scoop out a bit each morning while taking the shower and rub on skin to form silky lather.
3. Neem & Bentonite Body Wash:
If you are looking for a body wash that can effectively remove bacteria and germs from body and at the same time nourish your skin, this DIY neem bentonite recipe will work wonders for you. It’s a perfect pick for hot summers.
Neem leaf extract: 10 drops
Distilled water: 6 cups
Shea butter soap: ½ bar
Coconut oil: ½ cup
Bentonite Clay: 1 tbsp
Lavender essential oil: 15 drops
Start by chopping and crushing shea butter soap. Half a bar is enough. Add chopped and crushed soap to a bowl. Add water and heat until all the soap is mixed in water. Add coconut oil and allow it to melt. Add clay and give the ingredients a nice mix. If required you can add some more water to make a paste. Remove from heat and allow this mixture to cool. Add neem extract and essential oil. Store in a plastic or glass container.
4. Honey, Orange And Vitamin E Body Wash:
Sweet orange oil, olive oil, pure castile soap, honey and vitamin E make a rich foaming body wash which will leave your skin clean, amazingly soft and lightly scented.
Honey: ¼ cup
Pure castile soap: ½ cup
Essential oil: 50 drops
Liquid Vitamin E: 2 tbsp
Grapeseed Oil: 1 tbsp
Add all the ingredients to a bottle and shake well. Take a small amount on your hand and rub on body while taking a shower. Enjoy the freshness and sensuous scent.
5. Sea Salt And Citrus Energizing Body Wash:
Exfoliate, nourish and rejuvenate your body with this mineral rich dead sea salt body wash. This shower gel will unclog your pores, remove dead skin, relief skin eruptions, treat itching and bestow a perfect polished look. The best part about this recipe is that it is made of all natural ingredients. Although you cannot store it for long but it will leave you smelling just out of this world.
Sea salt: ½ cup
Pure Olive oil: ½ cup
Orange: 2 slices
Lemon: 2 slices
Blend olive oil and sea salt in a blender. Add orange and lemon slices and blend again. Transfer to a glass jar. Apply on body while massaging in circular strokes when taking a shower. Use it within 10 days.