DIY Body Wash


Have you ever looked at the list of ingredients on the label of store bought body wash? You may be surprised to learn it contains toxins. These may include:

  • Fragrance (parfum): found in just about everything if it has a scent 
  • Parabens and anything that ends with “paraben”: found in cosmetics, shower products, lotions, and more
  • Sulfate Compounds: found in most skincare and cosmetics and skincare products including shampoo, body washes, and facial cleansers
  • Triclosan or Triclocarban: found in liquid soaps, toothpaste, laundry detergents, shampoos, and etc 

You don’t want to be putting those on your body every day. Instead, make your own body wash. This simple recipe is easy to make and contains natural ingredients. It uses essential oils to make it smell nice and to nourish the skin.

Items You’ll Need:

  • 4oz bottle
  • Unscented liquid Castile soap, Dr Bonner’s or other brand
  • Essential oils
  • You could add Vitamin E oil and/or Jojoba oil to help moisturize and nourish the skin.

Body Wash Recipe


  • Fill bottle half full of Castile soap 
  • Add 25-30 drops essential oil 
  • Fill rest of container with Castile soap 
  • Shake well 

Essential Oil Combinations:

  • Peppermint and Thieves 12-15 drops of each 
  • Geranium 10 drops and Patchouli 20 drops 
  • Lavender and Lemon 12-15 drops of each
  • Or use your favorite combination

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