You know essential oils smell good and feel good. So why not get your DIY on and use them in a homemade body wash? Just remember to do a patch test to make sure you're not allergic. Enjoy these instructions on how to make a homemade body wash with essential oils.
Know the Basics
You're going to need a couple of key ingredients to make your own body wash. First, and probably most important, is liquid Castile soap. This thing is an all-natural soap that will form the base of your wash. Next, you're going to need some raw honey. Raw honey will bond the Castile soap with all the other ingredients that come next. That's going to be some coconut oil, which everyone knows is a great moisturizer, and all the actual essential oils.
Choose Your Essential Oils
This is the fun part! Decide which essential oils you want to infuse your body with. You have a lot of choices, though a couple of good ones include lavender, rosemary, and grapefruit seed. Lavender is a great anxiety reducer and is commonly used in detox baths, while rosemary works as a dandruff remover. Finally, grapefruit seed is known as a circulation improver. But there's a bunch of other ones too, so go crazy! Just make sure that you choose ones that aren't toxic if you ingest them by accident.
Mix the Ingredients
Heat up the coconut oil in a microwave to melt it. Next, add the other ingredients. Carefully add the Castile soap last and mix together your wash. Try not to splash the stuff everywhere, since it'll to be annoying to clean it up later. You don't want to be doing that! You'd rather be relaxing in the fragrance of that homemade body wash with essential oils.
Packaging Your DIY Body Wash
Once you've stirred up that stew of healthy goodness, get ready to transfer it to a bottle. You've got two options. Option one, you can go with a pump bottle. Option two, you can go with a flip top bottle. Choose whichever one you like, or whichever one you have on hand. Just wash out a used container and pour in your magic mix. Try using a funnel or a spoon to make sure you're not missing out on any of that sweet, sweet body wash.
Maintaining Your Wash
As time passes, you might notice that your personalized body wash is settling out into layers. No worries! All you have to do is shake up your bottle to return it to normal. If you get bored of the same mix, that's not a problem either. Just mix in some other essential oils or create a totally new one. Creativity knows no bounds.
You've done it! You've made your very own homemade body wash with essential oils. Take that steamy shower or lay down in nice relaxing bath and lather on that creation of yours. Hard work really does pay off.
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