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Nourish your skin with this fun and easy DIY body wash recipe scented with your favorite essential oils.

This DIY Homemade Body Wash recipe with essential oils is a fun way to wake up your senses in the morning, or calm them down at night before bed.  You can make one for morning using energizing essential oils, and one for bedtime using calming essential oils.

And since this body wash is homemade, you can feel good about what's in it, knowing that there are no bad ingredients that can dry out your skin. 

Read on to learn how to make body wash with this recipe that calls for ingredients like castile soap, vegetable glycerin and essential oils for the scent.   Did you know that fragrance is one of the most harmful ingredients in store bought body wash?

Customize it to your liking with your choice of your favorite essential oil.

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Ingredients for your Homemade DIY Body Wash

Castille Soap

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You'll need some Castile Soap.  

Be sure to choose an all natural, unscented castile soap so it doesn't change the scent of you body wash.  

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Vegetable Glycerin

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  Without this, it won't bubble or foam.  

 I have used this one, and like it because it's non-gmo, sustainable palm-based, and pharmaceutical grade. 

Carrier Oil 

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I have bought and used THIS ONE and love it.  The bottle will go a long ways and you can use it for more than one DIY project.  You only need a small amount for your homemade bodywash.

Almond, Grapeseed, Coconut, Argan oil would also work, Choose your favorite.

Supplies for your DIY Body Wash

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THESE pump bottles on Amazon with prime shipping are inexpensive, highly rated, can be refilled over and over again.  They are perfect for this homemade body wash!


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For an Energizing Body Wash


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For a Calming Body Wash


If you're an essential oil beginner this kit is the perfect way to start with 5ml bottles of doTERRA lemon, lavender, and peppermint essential oils


Nourish your skin with this fun and easy DIY body wash recipe scented with your favorite essential oils.

DIY Homemade Body Wash Recipe

DIY Body Wash Recipe with all natural ingredients. Learn how to make bodywash with essential oil that can double as a shower gel and won't dry out your skin. Homemade body wash saves money
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
ActiveTime: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8 ounces



  • Combine the castile soap, vegetable glycerin and jojoba oil into your container.
  • Add 15 - 20 total drops of your essential oil(s).  More if needed.
  • Shake gently to combine. 


  • Make sure to shake gently before each use, as the ingredients will separate.
  • See the essential oil recommendations in the blog post for ideas

How to use Your Homemade DIY Body Wash

Be sure to give your body wash a gentle shake before using to make sure the ingredients are combined.

Ditch the TOXIC plastic shower poofs that are horrible for us and the environment.  Use a natural loofah or organic washcloth to scrub away dry, dead skin.  Squeeze about a dime size drop onto a washcloth or loofah.

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 I love these pumice stones!  They are fantastic for keeping the skin on the heals of our feet looking and feeling great.  Using on of these regularly can help prevent painful cracked heels.

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You may want to use this DIY Homeade foot balm afterwards to seal in moisture!  It's the best!

Final thoughts on making a DIY Body Wash with Essential Oils

Making your own homemade body wash is fast and easy and so much better for us because we know it contains all natural, safe, and healthy ingredients.  

There are no synthetic preservatives or fillers which can put toxins into our bloodstream which wreak havoc on our hormones.

The fragrance comes from pure, natural essential oils.  Please only use CPTG essential oils and not a "fragrance oil" which can actually be quite toxic.  Do your research and make sure you are using a high quality true essential oil without fillers.

Once you make your own body wash, you'll never go back to store bought again!

If you like this DIY recipe, please rate it and leave a comment for others.  This helps others make informed choices about their DIY beauty care products.

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About the author  Dawn Goehring

Holistic Living Mom with years of experience with essential oils. I have a doTERRA Essential Oil Specialist certification, and Aromatherapy with distinction diploma. Essential Oils enabled my son to live life again to his fullest after struggling to do basic activities like go to school and play soccer. Because his life was so drastically improved, a passion was ignited in me to learn as much as possible about essential oils, including how they are sourced, tested, and ultimately how they work in the body. I love to make my own all natural beauty products and rarely purchase cleaners or otc products from the store. doTERRA is the first essential oil brand I was ever introduced to and it has worked so well for us that I am now a loyal follower and educator.

Dawn Goehring

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