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15 Body Wash Recipes That Can Be Made From Home

Facial scubs and cleansers aren’t the only means of achieving clear and smooth skin you always wanted. Another excellent way to accomplish that desired skin is investing in body wash!

Body washes are becoming expensive considering up to date formulas and dainty ingredients. Some are considered hazardous as well.

A considerable amount of latest body washes, including compound based ones contain risky properties that strips off the skin’s natural oils as opposed to hydrating and sustaining it. This results to an aggravated, itchy, and blistering skin.

Does the thought of imperfect skin make you flinch? Then consider this rundown of body wash recipes you can create right from your kitchen. It’s time to wash your way to clean, smooth and radiant skin!

1. Olive Oil Body Wash

One essential oil that is distinguished for its beauty benefits is the Olive oil. For starters, it bears an impressive amount of Vitamins A, D, K and E. These vitamins are considered the best in warding off and defending the skin off radical damage.

You never have to worry about clogged pores! The Olive Oil Body Wash is natural and deeply cleanses the skin without provoking breakouts. This body wash is definitely a natural moisturizer for that radiant moisturized skin you always wanted.

olive oil body wash recipe

· ¼ cup of coconut oil

· ½ cup of Liquid castile soap

· ¼ cup of Raw honey

· 1 teaspoon of Vitamin E

· 10 drops of lemon essential oil or eucalyptus

· Begin by liquifying coconut oil. You can do this with a microwave, heating it about 30-45 seconds.

· Once it melts, cautiously mix the honey, essential oil and vitamin E.

· Whilst carefully stirring the ingredients, slowly add the liquid castile soap. This purpose is to prevent the formation of suds.

· Pour the solution inside the chosen container such as a bottle or glass

· Don’t forget to shake the bottle before using it.

2. Black Soap Body Wash

Skin issues such as dark spots may be solved with the African Black Soap. This gentle soap and is a widely known natural remedy for dark spots, razor bumps, eczema and getting rid of blemishes. This soap exfoliates deeply, leaving you with a healthier looking skin.

It also has plantain extract that possesses antibacterial properties which helps cure acne breakouts.

This does not have to be used in a bar-shaped form. There is another clever way to transform this bar soap into something elegant.

castor oil

· 6 oz of castor oil

· 8 oz of safflower oil

· 10 oz of olive oil

· 8 oz of avocado oil

· 10 oz of coconut oil

· 27 oz of water (for the paste)

· 80 oz of water (for the dilution)

· 2 oz of black soap

· 9.11 oz of potassium hydroxide

· Begin by transforming the water and potassium hydroxide into a solution. Don’t be surprised if the solution begins to sizzle because that’s normal.

· Put the black soap together with the essential oils in a different crockpot. Heat everything until it gives out a smooth texture.

· Transfer the first solution (water and potassium hydroxide) into the second solution (black soap and essential oils) and mix all of them until it thickens.

· If you will see the mixture separating, just keep on mixing.

· To know when it’s ready, test its clarity. Spoon out a minimal quantity of soap and pour inside the glass of hot water. Go on cooking if it doesn’t clear

· Once it passes the clarity test, secure an 80 oz of water and continue diluting. You may pour an additional water 20 oz if it’s not enough.

· Lastly, the mixture must be strained before transferring it into your chosen container. This is important make certain there are no residues.

3. Peppermint Tea Tree Body Wash

An acne-prone skin needs the two most important things: Tea Tree Oil and Peppermint. These two natural entities possess antibacterial properties with abilities to destroy microorganisms that causes acne.

Peppermint gives a calming effect and cooling sensation on the skin, which relieves sore muscles. Its properties also ease aggravated skin.

Tea Tree Oil is also known to lighten acne scars. Combining Peppermint and Tea Tree Oil will surely give you the best solution. Say goodbye to dull looking skin!

If you’re getting excited to refresh your skin, take note of the ingredients and directions below:

peppermint tea oil

· 25 drops peppermint essential oil

· 1 tablespoon vitamin E oil

· 10 drops of tea tree essential oil

· 1 tablespoon of sweet almond oil

· 2 tablespoon of grapeseed oil

· 1 ½ cup unscented liquid castile soap

· 2 tablespoon of vegetable glycerin

· soap colorant (optional)

· Transfer castile soap inside a big container together with the sweet almond oil, grapeseed oil, vegetable glycerin, vitamin E oil, and sweet almond oil.

· Whisking the ingredients will make everything foamy. That’s normal so just keep on whisking until all ingredients are perfectly blended.

· When you’re done with that, include the rest of the essential oils and the colorant.

· The mixture must be cool before pouring it to your preferred container.

4. Rosemary Body Wash

The aromatic and tasty Rosemary also possess potent antibiotic and disinfectant properties. It also carries other benefits such as anti-aging and enhanced immune system. This herb can also cure acne and oily skin conditions.

Infuse your body wash with Rosemary to obtain its great benefits!


· 2 cups of liquid castile soap

· 1 cup of rosemary tea

· 30 drops lavender essential oil

· Begin by making a powerful rosemary tea. In a cup of boiling water, steep 1 tbsp of dried rosemary. Use 2 tablespoons if you are doing this with fresh rosemary.

· Add lavender oil

· Put the liquid castile soap and whisk all ingredients.

· Transfer the solution into the preferred container.

5. Neem Body Wash

Here’s another ingredient that controls acne. Neem gets rid of those horrid blackheads, pigmentations and other skin imperfections. This traditional folk medicine contains aspirin-like compounds that helps in getting rid of bacteria.

Interesting, isn’t it? This body wash also has shea butter which gives skin moisture for hours!

Since it also includes lavender oil, this body wash will give you that tranquil effect you need to give you a good night’s sleep.

neem leaves

· 6 cups of distilled water

· 10 drops of neem leaf extract

· ½ shea of butter soap

· ½ cup of coconut oil

· 1 tablespoon of bentonite clay

· 15 drops of lavender oil

· Begin by granulating the butter. To achieve a fine powder, do this with a blender. Make sure to chop it into pieces before blending.

· Fill a big pot with water. Add in the soap and boil with medium heat.

· Add the clay once the soap melts. Mix everything until it becomes a consistent paste-like texture.

· Transfer cautiously the mixture in a preferred container and don’t forget to always shake to avoid separation.

· Once the mixture is cool, you may proceed adding the extract.

6. Sea Salt Body Wash

Perhaps, this is one of the most convenient ingredient out there. Sea salt helps skin to get rid of the dead cells through physical exfoliation. Through deep cleansing the pores, and regulating of skin production It can stop skin breakouts. Moreover, it helps fight acne that causes bacteria.

Be careful of using this ingredient as getting it too much, you don’t want to get your hair dry. So, here are the ingredients for this body wash:

sea salt

· 1 cup of sea salt

· Few drops of Essential Oil

· ¼ cup of Jojoba Oil

· ½ cup castile soap

· You will also need a squeeze bottle

· To make this body wash, you should mix all the ingredients then transfer it to a squeeze bottle. That easy, right?

7. Citrus Body Wash

Citrus also has a great effect on your skin. It slows down aging and makes your skin feel refreshed. Moreover, it makes your senses to be awake. To make this body wash, you’ll need:

orange essential oil

· 8 oz. of liquid Castile Soap

· 40 drops of Orange Essential Oil

· 40 drops of Grapeseed Essential Oil

· 3 drops of Vitamin E Oil

· Get a glass container. Be careful of using plastic containers as this may react with citrus ingredients.

· Pour the liquid soap in a container then add the Essential Oils.

· Mix everything.

· Transfer it to a squeeze bottle.

8.  Aloe Vera Body Wash

This ingredient may easily be found. Aloe Vera helps cleanse, nourish and moisturized the skin. It is perfect for people with sensitive epidermis. It creates a soothing and calming effect. You will need these ingredients for this body wash:

aloe vera

· ¼ cup Aloe Vera Gel

· ¾ cup Liquid Castile Soap

· 1 tbsp. Vitamin E Oil

· Any choice of Essential Oil

· Add the Aloe Vera Gel to your chosen base then mix it with the Essential and Vitamin E Oil.

· Then transfer the mixture to a container or squeeze gel.

9. Honey Body Wash

In case you didn’t know, Honey is good for dry and irritated skin. It also nourishes he skin, and has the potential if killing bacteria. Here are the ingredients:

· ¼ cup of honey

· 5 drops of Lavender Essential Oil

· 2/3 cups of Castile Soap

· 1 tbsp. Vitamin E Oil

· Add the Aloe Vera Gel to your chosen base then mix it with the Essential and Vitamin E Oil.

· Then transfer the mixture to a container or squeeze gel.

10. Orange Honey Body Wash

The mixture not only guarantees freshness but also nourishment for the skin because it is infused with Vitamin E and olive oil.

Vitamin E helps protect your body against the harmful effects of dirt, pollution, and the sun. Olive oil has antioxidant benefits and enhances exfoliation.

To create this recipe, you will need the following:

Direction: Just mix all the ingredients in any container. Easy, isn't it?

11. 4-Ingredient Body Wash

If you are looking for a body wash that is inexpensive yet easy to prepare and safe to use, you can try this concoction. Simply mix all the ingredients together and add a bit of vitamin E to bolster its nourishing properties.

Here's how.


1. Have a foaming pump with you.

2. Pour 1/4 of the bottle with liquid castile soap and the remaining 3/4 with water.

3. Put glycerin.

4. Add in 5-10 drops of your preferred essential oil.

5. You can add 1-2 teaspoons of Vitamin E oil.

12. Oatmeal Body Wash

The oatmeal component of this body wash is good for those with sensitive skin as it can soothe itching, rashes, sunburn, and the like. Also, it has rosemary to enjoy its calming aroma. It is best to treat yourself with this body wash before bedtime.



1. Heat a cup of water in a kettle, and then pour the oats and rosemary.

2. Let it simmer for an hour before filtering the water to remove solid particles.

3. In a separate bowl, pour the following: citric acid, honey, oil, and the infusion.

4. Now, add the castile soap until the mixture becomes smooth.

5. Put the essential oil and mix it using a spatula.

6. Store the mixture in an opaque bottle or any other container similar to it.

13. Lavender Body Wash

Aside from its relaxing scent, lavender can calm your mind and relieve your stress. This concoction has so much more to offer than its comforting effect. It has Vitamin E for skin repair, oatmeal for soothing skin irritation, and avocado oil for skin moisturizing.



1. Pour the water in a bowl.

2. Add the oatmeal and let it sit for a couple of minutes.

3. Strain the oatmeal and take only its liquid.

4. In another bowl, put the castile soap and all the oils.

5. Get a container. Fill 1/5 of it with the soap mix and the rest with the oatmeal water.

14. Foaming Body Wash

Even babies will love this body wash for its thick lather! Not only it is easy to make, but also you can change the ingredients based on your preference.

Sounds unbelievable? Read for yourself.


1. Combine all the ingredients in a clean bowl and use a whisk to mix it.

2. Put a few drops of your chosen soap colorant to add color to it.

3. After mixing everything, it can be transferred to any liquid soap dispenser.

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