Body Wash: DIY Skin Care

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DIY Body wash made from 2 ingredientsBody wash is the third DIY skin care product that I make for myself at home. Most body washes have water as their first ingredient, and it seemed like I was paying a lot of money for some water and soap. Instead, I decided to make my own and use a soap I love and that I love the smell of. You can buy this soap in it’s liquid form and use it as a body wash as well, but I like the thickness that I get when making my own.

Body wash Ingredients:

Distilled Water: I like to use distilled water rather than the water from my tap. I live in a era 1950’s house and our water is pretty hard and full of minerals. I would like the body wash to stay shelf stable since it does last so long, distilled water does the trick. I use 6 cups of water, because that’s what filled my containers. I have a small pump container in the shower and refill container in the bathroom closet.DIY Body wash made from 2 ingredients

Castile Soap: I like Dr. Bronner’s Hemp Peppermint soap. I love the refreshing scent of peppermint. I find it alerting and soothing at the same time so it works for when ever I can take a shower depending on my boy’s schedule. I only need one bar. You could also use a plain castile soap and add your own scents to it with essential oils.

body wash instructions:

Heat 6 cups of distilled water to just below boiling. While that is heating I shave the soap with a paring knife. I find this works better than a cheese grater. Make sure to get the pieces pretty thin so that the melt easier in the pot.DIY Body wash made from 2 ingredients

Once the water is hot, but not boiling toss in the soap. It takes about an hour to fully melt, I stir it occasionally and reduce the heat to very low so that it remains warm but doesn’t start to boil if I can’t keep a close eye on it (you know because I have a two boys under the age of 6). It will foam a little and as the soap melts the water will be clear.DIY Body wash made from 2 ingredients

Once melted remove the pot from the heat and allow to cool. I just leave it alone overnight. It may have congealed a little by morning and become opaque.  I give it a quick mash and stir with my potato masher and pour it into my containers.

You need to give it a good shake every once in a while to break it up so that it’s easy to dispense.

There you have it, body wash made from good ingredients that lasts a very long time and is the cost of a bar of soap!

Check out The other posts in this series:

DIY Skin Care

Body Scrub: DIY Skin Care

Eye Makeup Remover: DIY Skin Care

Face Wash: DIY Skin Care


4 Replies to “Body Wash: DIY Skin Care”

    1. says:

      Thanks Shandra, it really does feel great on my skin!

  1. Can I found any other information about this subject in other languages?

    1. says:

      Sorry my only language is English, you may be able to search in Pinterest under your own language for similar posts.

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