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Ever since I saw my friend Vanessa’s homemade body wash on her blog, I knew I wanted to try it! I really love homemade beauty products because you know exactly what goes into them, and usually they’re a lot cheaper to make yourself. And this one is no exception! I finally made a batch of this homemade body wash, and it is awesome, and way less expensive than buying body wash from the store!
Homemade Moisturizing Body Wash
I also decided to add a few essential oils to give it a nice scent. Here’s what I used: (affiliate links below)
- Dr. Bronner’s bar soap
- Lavender essential oil (learn more about essential oils here)
- Grapefruit essential oil
I used the tea tree Dr. Bronner’s soap because tea tree oil can help moisturize dry skin, plus I like the scent. But feel free to choose whatever scent you want! Just be careful of scents like peppermint; the tingling might be too strong on sensitive parts of your body!
I followed Vanessa’s homemade body wash recipe exactly, so check out her post for directions. The only change I made was between steps 2 and 3 I added five drops each of Lavender and Grapefruit essential oils. I chose Grapefruit because I love the smell, and Lavender because it’s great for moisturizing dry skin.
And it turned out amazing!
It thickened up nicely after letting it set for 24 hours. If you notice your body wash start to separate out during the 24 hours, gently turn the bottle over to mix it and then let it sit again.
The whole batch of body wash took less than twenty minutes to make (besides the 24 hours it took to solidify slightly), and it only cost me about $12 for the bar soap and the glycerin. The batch yielded 12 cups of body wash, so at $1 per 8oz, this homemade body wash is way less expensive than buying it at the store!
This project was part of a collaboration with a bunch of other awesome bloggers; we all decided to recreate one of the most popular projects from another blogger’s blog! If you want to see 7 more awesome projects, check out the links below!
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What oils would you use in your body wash?
I used Young Living’s lavender essential oil, which is probably my favorite of all the ones they make; it’s so versatile! It’s great for helping you relax (I’m definitely making some lavender bath salts next!), and it helps heal chapped, dry skin, minor burns, and itchy bug bites, so I knew it would be great in this body wash!
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