In the quest for natural living, we sometimes forget the essentials. We’re always reading the labels of food, but what about our shower products? There are so many hard to read (i.e., chemical) ingredients on that body wash bottle that it’s almost insane.
And you know what else is insane? The price label. Homemade body wash is not only natural and healthy, but it is also affordable and easy to make.
11 Homemade Body Wash Recipes
A four-ingredient body wash with moisturizing raw honey and coconut oil that’s moisturizing and customizable with your favorite essential oils. For body wash, the combination of citrus and eucalyptus oils is our favorite way to start the day.
For those with sensitive skin, this skin-clearing body wash is a game-changer. Sudsing up regularly helps kill the bacteria that cause breakouts, so you can bust out the tank tops with confidence. This clarifying body wash is loaded with botanicals like tea tree oil to kill bacteria [source] and lavender to soothe inflammation [source]. Raw honey, a potent antibacterial and humectant [source], helps get rid of sweat-loving microbes and softens skin.
When combined with extra moisturizing ingredients like shea butter, coconut oil, and honey, this green tea body wash sinks into parched skin and creates a protective barrier against the elements. Green tea is chock full of healing antioxidants, flavonoids, and catechins to counteract the effects of free radical damage [source].
This body wash is creamy but lathers nicely, and you can feel the oils staying on your skin, creating a protective layer. Mega-moisturizing shea butter and sunflower oil are the perfect skin soothers [source] for colder temps!
Start the day with an energizing scent when you use this moisturizing, all-natural homemade body wash with citrus essential oils. Castile soap is combined with four moisturizing ingredients: fractionated coconut oil, vegetable glycerin, jojoba oil, and vitamin E oil.
6. Foaming Body Wash by Live Simply
If you’re a fan of the bubbles, you’ll enjoy this rosewater and jojoba oil body wash! The recipe is perfect for washing away summer sweat and dirt.
7. DIY Body Wash by Maple Alps
Coconut milk’s vitamin E and lauric acid add moisture to dry skin in this hydrating body wash. Plus, it smells divine, making your showers a real pleasure.
9. DIY Lavender Body Wash by Simply Designing
Wind down after a long day with a lavender-scented shower or bath. It will relax you and make falling asleep so much easier!
10. Botanical Body Wash by Kolya Naturals
Purifying lemongrass or calming lavender? Whichever scent is your jam, you can bring it to your shower with this DIY recipe.
11. Homemade Body Wash With Essentials Oils by Your DIY Family
Lavender and eucalyptus essential oils are a refreshing blend to lather on your skin, and we love that this recipe comes with free printable labels.
This post was medically reviewed by Dr. Jennifer Haley, a board-certified dermatologist with extensive experience in medical, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology. Learn more about Hello Glow’s medical review board here. As always, this is not personal medical advice, and we recommend that you talk with your doctor.917