Many of us are fastidious when it comes to reading food labels at the grocery store, scanning the packaging for overly processed ingredients, chemicals, and food coloring. But when it comes to our beauty and body care products, we let our guards down.
Unless you are already using natural products in the bathroom, the body wash and soaps found in your shower likely contain a host of ingredients you cannot pronounce or source. This week, the Natural Healthy Concepts team has an easy homemade essential oil body wash recipe for you to try.
Keep reading for an easy recipe to make natural body wash that smells amazing, works fantastic, and doesn’t contain a bunch of nonsense.
Why Use Natural Bath Products
Many of us pay more attention to what we put into our bodies than what we put on our skin. However the things we put on our skin don’t just stay on the surface, they are absorbed and can get into our bloodstream.
Some may even act as hormone disruptors and have the potential to cause cellular damage. This is why we need to pay attention to what’s in our shower products and avoid ingredients like sulfates, surfactants, parabens, phthalates, formaldehyde, and others.
Homemade Essential Oil Body Wash Recipe
Making your own body wash isn’t nearly as difficult as it sounds, this recipe makes natural soap that smells amazing and lathers up well. To start, you’ll need castile soap, honey, a carrier oil (like fractionated coconut, olive, or avocado oils), essential oils of your choosing (such as lavender, tea tree, or sandalwood), glycerin, and a 12 oz foaming soap dispenser to hold it.
Start by pouring all of your ingredients into a small bowl. Using a spoon or wire whisk, stir them together slowly to avoid excess bubbles. Once your mixture is well incorporated, transfer it to your foaming soap dispenser and top off with water. A small funnel may be helpful when pouring it in.
Natural Bath and Body Wash from Natural Healthy Concepts
If you’re not up for a DIY project or simply don’t have the time to make your own, Natural Healthy Concepts has several natural, clean, body wash products for you to pick from.
Bath and Shower Gel from Avalon Organics
Nourishing Lavender Bath & Shower Gel from Avalon Organics naturally cleanses and hydrates your skin without the chemicals of conventional body wash. This product is perfect for sensitive skin and is available in lavender and peppermint scents.
Sunflower Body Wash from Miessence
All natural and organic, Sunflower Body Wash from Miessence is a customer favorite. With aloe vera, sunflower oil, and essential oils like sweet orange, lemon, and lime, this product both cleanses and restores skin’s vitality.
Lemongrass Foaming Body Wash from Eco Tan
Eco Tan’s Lemongrass Foaming Body Wash works to cleanse and hydrate your skin with an uplifting aroma of lemongrass and pink grapefruit. Made with all-natural and organic ingredients like aloe vera leaf juice, pink grapefruit essential oil, lemongrass oil, coconut oil, and peppermint oil, this body wash cleanses skin and elevates your shower experience.
Will you try our homemade essential oil body wash recipe, or stick to buying one of our favorites without the DIY experience? Share your answers with us in the comments box below.