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Soothing Shea Butter Body Wash

This homemade body wash includes both sunflower oil and shea butter for a super soothing treat for your skin.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Body Wash
Cuisine: DIY
Keyword: moisturizer, shea butter
Yield: 16 ounces
Author: Stephanie Gerber
Cost: $8


  • Liquid pump dispenser



  • Melt shea butter over low heat. I usually heat a few inches of water in a saucepan on low heat and put the butter in a heat-resistant measuring cup. Place the cup in the warm water until melted, then remove carefully.
  • Add Castile soap, sunflower oil, and melted shea butter to the soap dispenser.
  • Replace the cap and gently swirl the contents around to combine. Don't shake, or you'll activate the soap and get a bunch of bubbles!


Even though you're using a moisturizing body wash, it's still important to exfoliate, so I usually dry brush or use a body scrub in the shower. Then slather on a rich moisturizer as soon as you get out.
Use within 6–8 weeks.