DIY Body Wash with Essential Oils- doTERRA Desert Naturals

DIY How to Make Body Wash with Essential Oils

 DIY Body Wash with natural ingredients and essential oils
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This DIY Body Wash with essential oils is a fun way to wake up your senses in the morning, or calm them down at night before bed. Body wash with essential oils can also provide valuable nourishment to your skin, if it contains the right ingredients and no harsh chemicals. 

Read on to learn how to make a homemade body wash that is nourishing, healthy, and contains only a few natural ingredients. 

This DIY body wash recipe uses all natural nourishing ingredients that won't dry out your skin like Castille Soap and Vegetable Glycerin.  

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

Ingredients for Your DIY Body Wash

First you'll need to gather your ingredients.  You'll need a container that is safe for essential oils. I prefer glass, but I know that can be slippery in the shower and potentially hazardous, especially if you are like me and things seem to slip right through your fingers. So, plastic is probably a safer option.

You can be environmentally friendly (and frugal) and re-use an empty body wash container that has been washed out.  Or check out some of the links below for some that you can grab from my favorite place, Amazon.

You'll also need some Castille soap (The Blue Dr. Bronner's Unscented for Babies is my FAVE), and some vegetable glycerin to make it thick and foamy.  

  • You can find Dr. Bronner's at most stores or order it from Amazon
  • I always order the vegetable glyercin because I haven't seen it in Target and if it's not at Target, then I'm ordering it.  (again with Amazon).

 

Recommended Essential Oils for your DIY Body Wash

If you are a morning bather,  you'll want something energizing for you body wash.​

 For an uplifting, energizing scent, essential oils you can try are Citrus Bliss®PeppermintGrapefruitLime, or Eucalyptus

If you are an evening bather, you'll want  to use essential oils that are calming in your body wash to help you relax before bed. 

For a relaxing, calming scent, try LavenderdoTERRA Serenity®BergamotGeranium, or Roman Chamomile.


List of what you'll need to make your Body Wash

Instructions

  1. Combine ingredients into your container.
  2. Add desired essential oil(s).
  3. Shake to combine. 

Make sure to shake before each use, as the ingredients will separate.

How to use Your DIY Body Wash

Squeeze about a dime size drop onto a washcloth (I love these super soft organic washcloths), a natural loofah, or foot scrubber to scrub away dead skin on your heels, and reveal the fresh, new skin.  


Please, please, please don't use those horrible plastic shower pouffies that everyone loves.  They are cute, but they are super toxic for our bodies, not to mention horrible for the environment.  

Use a natural loofa or organic washcloth. Both exfoliate just like the pouffie but without the toxins present in plastic.


doterra Mini introductory kit with Lavender, Lemon and Peppermint Essential Oils

You can pick this inexpensive starter kit with lemon, lavender, and peppermint here.  All three would be great in this recipe, and also have many other therapeutic uses. 

There are other kits as well that have a more comprehensive set of oils, like the Top 10 Starter Kit.


Choose your essential oils carefully - most are not what they seem.
never buy doterra essential oils on amazon because of tampering
Why doTERRA and not something from Amazon or Walmart?

Did you know that most essential oils at drugstores are synthetic fragrance only?  

And did you know that most oils on Amazon, even doTERRA, are adulterated (tampered with and diluted with coconut oil), and can't be trusted? 

I choose to use doTERRA essential oils.  They are the purest, highest quality and only brand I trust to use for my family.  Find out Why I LOVE doTERRA here.  It's not only just for their fabulous essential oils. It's for their sustainability and the way they work hand in hand with the farmers and communities who grow the plants.



 The cheapest way to get doTERRA is with a starter kit which start at only $55.  Check out the details here or fill in your information in this quick form and I'll email them to you.


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* Keep in mind that I may receive commissions when you click my links and make purchases. However, this does not impact my reviews and comparisons.  I have used and purchased all of these items myself and would never recommend something I haven't tried. I try my  best to keep things fair and balanced, in order to help you make the best choice for you.


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* Keep in mind that I may receive commissions when you click my links and make purchases. However, this does not impact my reviews and comparisons.  I have used and purchased all of these items myself and would never recommend something I haven't tried. I try my  best to keep things fair and balanced, in order to help you make the best choice for you.

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