Making homemade body wash is not only cost efficient but also great for the environment with less plastic and less chemicals. You can make three quarts for around $5 and just refill your bottles when you need it. This is a very easy recipe and only has a few ingredients.
On March 1, 2021, I made a batch of homemade body wash. This is the recipe I use. Bring 12 cups of water to a soft simmer, add the soap and stir until completely melted. I use this soap. I used the lavender scented bar soap for this batch. Turn off heat and add glycerin. Cover and allow to set for 24 hours. After allowing the mixture to set, transfer the soap to mason jars. You can also add the soap mixture to a dispenser.
Homemade Body Wash Recipe
Pure Castile Soap Bar, grated
12 cups water
2 tbsp glycerin
Bring water to a soft simmer and add the soap. Stir until completely melted.
Turn off heat and add glycerin.
Cover and allow to set for 24 hours
After allowing to set, transfer mixture into the bottle of your choice. I used these mason jars and plastic lids.
On the morning of March 2nd, the mixture thickened, and I bottled up my body wash (see picture below). I started a second batch using the second bar of soap that came in the 2 pack (listed above), the scent is rose. Both smell very good and at around $10 to make 6 quarts of body wash, i should be stocked for a while.
Benefits of using homemade body wash:
- Hydrated your skin
- It’s gentle enough to use on your face
- No harsh chemicals
- The recipe is simple and it’s easy to make
- Long shelf life
- Cost efficient
- Easily add essential oils for different scent options
- Gentle cleanse without the toxins
- Safe for sensitive skin
- It can help oily, acne prone skin
- Soothes dry, irritated skin
- Doesn’t clog pores
- Can ease eczema outbreaks
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