If you’ve been following this blog for a while, then you probably know that I’ve already posted quite a few different body wash recipes. I can’t help myself! They say there’s more than one way to skin a cat, and there’s definitely more than one way to make a great natural body wash. So I hope you’ll forgive me for indulging myself in sharing yet another body wash with you. ;-)
I felt compelled to share this particular recipe because it’s so easy. We can ALL handle mixing together 4 simple ingredients, right? In addition to being easy to make, it’s also easy to customize so that it addresses your skin’s particular needs. But before I share how to make this easy and customizable body wash, let’s talk a little bit about what goes into it!
Castile soap is gentle on skin and contains all sorts of good moisturizing ingredients. The carrier oil serves to dilute the soap, but also to add additional emollient power to your body wash. Raw honey is a powerful humectant, which helps lock moisture in your skin. It also helps treat many kinds of skin issues, which makes it great for people who suffer from eczema, body acne, or psoriasis.
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And finally, it just wouldn’t be a One Good Thing by Jillee project without adding essential oils. ;-) You can choose one or more oils to add, depending on what you want. You can choose your favorite scent, or choose an oil that’s great for skin, like lavender or frankincense. It’s up to you!
Homemade 4-Ingredient Body Wash
Note: We used fractionated coconut oil as our carrier oil in this recipe, because it doesn’t feel as heavy as some other oils. Any carrier oil you like (or happen to have on hand) will work just fine though!
Combine all ingredients in a bowl or jar and mix well. Store in an airtight container.
Shake well before each use… and use often for naturally soft and smooth skin! :-)