Body wash is the only skin care product I change in my routine frequently. I like to try new scents and combinations whenever I am in a mood for a change or when I run out of my current bottle. With the amount of money I’ve spent on body washes/soaps, I might have bought every single brand and scent that Whole Foods sells in search of the best body wash I never found until now.
All this hit and trails have definitely helped me to study ingredients that will leave your skin softer, tighter, and acne free. I mixed and matched several combinations to get the scent and effect of a store bought product, this recipe is one of my favorite that is slowly replacing my age old body cleanser I’ve used all my life.
I also wanted to share this wonderful news with you all. Feedspot.com has nominated dreamingloud.com as one of the top 100 healthy lifestyle blogs. I am ranked 48 in the list. I feel honored and wonderful that people are making conscious efforts on opting for a more natural and healthy lifestyle. Thanks to all you gorgeous people for reading and sharing my content. As I mentioned in my first 2017 post that I am switching to a plastic free lifestyle this year. I have been working on that and will have my first post documenting my journey soon 🙂
Ingredients Used in the Body Wash
Liquid Castile Soap- Pure castile soap is free from synthetic preservatives, detergent or foaming agents. Dr. Bonner’s castile soap is a universal cleanser which can be used to clean face, body, hair, food, dishes, laundry, mopping, etc.
Aloe Vera- Aloe Vera possess antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and astringent properties which make it suitable for problem and acne prone skin. It helps the skin heal from sunburns, cuts, and wounds quickly.
Vitamin E- Vitamin E is a wonderful antioxidant that blocks free radicals from the skin, that play a major part in the aging process. It also protects skin from cell mutation in sun and pollution. The anti-inflammatory property makes it soothing and appropriate for sensitive and problem skin. Vitamin E oil can be very thick in consistency hence used in low quantity or usually combined with carrier oils.
Raw Honey- Honey is an excellent skin cleanser. It clarifies skin and keeps pores clean. Plus, the anti-bacterial prevents bacteria from causing breakouts. Honey is also said to lighten skin thus used to lighten the appearance of age spots and scars.
Glycerin– Glycerin is an excellent humectant just like honey, meaning it attracts waters and maintains the water level in the intercellular level- in short seals in the moisture that might otherwise escape. Apart from being highly moisturizing, it also helps in improving the appearance of skin as it avoids skin looking dry and scaly.
- 1 cup Pure castile soap
- ½ cup Shea Butter
- 1 tablespoon Aloe Vera gel
- 1 tablespoon Glycerin (optional)
- 1 tablespoon Honey
- 1 Capsule / 1 teaspoon of Vitamin E
- 25 drops of your favorite essential oil or combination- I used 14 drops of Lemon + 6 drops of Lavender + 4 drops Sweet Orange
- Melt ½ cup of shea butter in a double boiler
- Then add ½ tablespoon of aloe Vera, glycerin and honey each to the mixture with 1 capsule of Vitamin E
- Stir well and slowly add while ½ castile soap by stirring.
- Transfer the mixture to the a glass bottle/ Mason jar
- Shake well before each use and follow with the shea butter moisturizer for a soft and glowing skin
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