How Can You Make A Body Wash at Home
If you want to make your lifestyle healthier and “greener” you may start from replacing your regular chemical based cosmetic products with the natural DIY remedies. You can start your way to the “greener” cosmetics by making a body wash with your own hands. Even if you have never tried it, the process is very simple and can teach how to create your own cosmetic products. This skill can deliver a cheap body wash with natural components that can be used by any members of your family, that can serve as a gift to your friends, and that is good for any type of the skin.
The reasons to make your homemade body wash instead of a chemical one
No allergies, nice natural smell, multiple benefits for the skin’s beauty and health – all these benefits can be delivered by a chemical-free body wash. However, these are only a few reasons to use a natural body scrub and wash.
StyleCraze named 6 of them:
- You and your family live a more natural, “greener” life when using natural products and eating organic foods;
- Your skin won’t absorb any toxins or chemicals that can cause allergies or other nasty skin conditions;
- It is very easy to make, much easier than making a soap. You just need to buy a few affordable components and mix them in the right proportions. You can find the simple body wash recipes below;
- A non-toxic body wash is also cheaper than conventional products. Usually, you will spend from $5 to $10 per bottle. Top-notch chemical body washes can easily double this price. As a result, you get an all-natural, cheap, and allergy-free body wash with the powerful moisturizing effect and nice aroma;
- You can use a natural body wash not just for washing your body. If it is a glycerin body wash it may also work for the daily facial wash. Also, adding a few components and shaking can turn it into a bubble foam within a minute. Due to the fact that it has cleansing agents, you can also use it as a natural shampoo;
- Your kids can safely use a natural body wash and you can save money on the special products for them.
The components that you can use in an all-natural body wash
Not all components can be good for a homemade body wash recipe. If you are aiming at making a moisturizing body wash, only certain components can provide the effect. For a skin-soothing body wash, you need to use hypoallergenic ingredients. However, there are the so-called basic components that provide the multiple properties for moisturizing, soothing, and beautifying your skin. The StyleCraze team offers such basic components for a body wash:
Pure castile soap (also called as a vegetable soap)
This type of soap is made only from the non-toxic components that are safe for the skin. You can buy it in a bar or liquid form (the last one is more beneficial for a liquid body wash). Keep in mind that pure castile soap has no a strong fragrance and looks dull;
This is a carbohydrate derived from the plant oils that is widely applied in many organic food recipes and skin care products. If you are seeking a softening and cooling effect, you can make a glycerin body wash.
This is one of the universal components for foods, skincare products, and cosmetics. Honey is valued because of its multiple science-backed benefits. Just to name a few benefits, honey can make your skin more elastic and moisturized, reduce the dryness and itchiness, being great for all skin types. Additionally, honey contains strong antibiotic components like hydrogen peroxide for reducing the growth of skin’s microbes. Opt for the raw organic honey types.
Vitamin E oil
For the rejuvenating effect, you can add to your body wash carrot seed. It can make the mature skin look younger.
If you have the oily skin, consider adding to your lotion geranium that may regulate the oil production and tighten the skin. Also, geranium can improve the blood circulation.
Lemon juice or oil
You can improve the skin tone and reduce the inflammation with the help of lemon juice or oil that has astringent and bleaching properties.
Base carrier oil
Using such oil in a body wash can be helpful for the better absorbing of other components by the skin during washing. There are many base carrier oils like olive, coconut, jojoba, grape seed oils. If you apply these components in your body wash, you don’t even need to use a moisturizer after it.
To add a nice scent and soothe, repair, disinfect your skin, you need to add to a DIY body wash some essential oils. The all-time favorite and multi-task essential oils are:
- Tea tree oil for the acne prone skin because it has a powerful antibacterial property;
- Frankincense oil is valued thanks to its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties;
- Peppermint – can be good if you have a cold and want to reduce the tiredness in the morning;
- Lavender – this oil has soothing and calming qualities. For an anxiety relief, you may also add this lavender oil. Additionally, lavender oil can be great for washing babies and toddlers;
- Ylang-ylang oil smells really great and may benefit the reduction of acne breakouts.
Keep in mind that essential oils have to be mixed with base oils.
Use only essential oils for your natural body wash. Using fragrance oils instead can be a wrong decision because such oils may contain synthetic components and even chemicals. Besides, fragrance oils have no therapeutic benefits. You need to use the essential pure oils that can be added to foods – that is your aim. Look for the labels “essential” when you choose the oils for a body wash in a local store or online.
2 simple natural body wash recipes that you may use
If you still don’t know how to make a non-soap body wash, use the tips given by the experts from Wellness Mama. You can also create your own natural body wash recipe based on these tips by replacing the components and adding the new ones:
Honey body wash for moisturizing the dry skin
- Whisk a ¼ cup of raw organic honey, a ¼ cup of melted coconut oil and 15 drops of any essential oil (sweet orange, lemon, eucalyptus, and grapefruit);
- Then add a teaspoon of Vitamin E oil;
- You will get a soap-like mixture that has to be stirred gently;
- Pour the liquid body wash into a bottle;
- Shake it each time before you apply this body wash.
Coconut oil body wash for the extra-dry and infected skin
- Mix 2 cups of unscented castile soap, 3 tablespoons of melted coconut oil, 1 cup of rose water, 20 drops of lavender essential oil in a quart-sized jar;
- Shake the mixture gently to blend all components;
- That is all! Don’t forget to shake it each time before using. You can also use it for a face wash.
As you can see, it is possible to apply a homemade body wash to take care of your dry or damaged skin. Just use the natural components and test the new ingredients to exclude the risk of allergies. Make sure to visit a dermatologist if you have the skin rash or irritation after using a homemade body wash.