DIY Body Wash with Essential Oils- doTERRA Desert Naturals

DIY homemade body wash with 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.

Please note that I may earn a commission for purchases made from links in this article.


Ingredients for your Homemade DIY Body Wash

Castille Soap

You'll need some Castille Soap.  This one that is made for babies is my FAVE!.  

It is very gentle (a must have for sensitive or dry skin), made with pure natural ingredients, and unscented.

Vegetable Glycerin

  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 

For an Energizing Body Wash


doTERRA Serenity and Lavender essential oils for calming and relaxing

For a Calming Body Wash


doterra Mini introductory kit with Lavender, Lemon 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
5 from 1 vote
Print Pin Rate
Prep Time: 10 minutes
ActiveTime: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8 ounces
Cost: $5



  • 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.



how to make homemade diy body wash with castille soap and essential oils for healthy skin

Never miss a new DIY Blog Post! Sign up to receive notifications.

Stay in the Know!

Sign up for exclusive articles, promotions, and updates
Select one
doTERRA Member
Not a doTERRA Member

11 Homemade DIY Essential Oil Bath Bombs Recipes

3 Natural DIY Beauty Recipes for Mother’s Day

DIY Hair Mask With Geranium Essential Oil

Lip Plumper DIY

DIY Whipped Body Butter

Lip Scrub with Brown Sugar & Honey


Share with your friends!