I think you’ve already gathered from some of my other posts that I’m starting to enter the (easy) DIY world…of skincare products anyway. (Hand soap, hair masks, clarifying hair treatment anyone?) Now, I’m more of a bar soap kind of girl (Dr. Bronners is my favorite) but my husband goes through body wash like nobody’s business. He clearly hasn’t realized how fast that stuff eats at our grocery budget, not to mention that there’s a million less than desirable ingredients in most of the store-bought versions. He had used a 2-in-1 body wash/shampoo so I decided to start looking for an easy homemade version for him.
Being the research queen that I am, I took note of the main ingredients fellow healthy living/DIY bloggers were using and took stock of what I already had in the house. The main things I was looking for in a body wash/shampoo is something that was moisturizing, cleansing, and had some anti-bacterial properties. Luckily, many of the ingredients that kept popping up were ones I already had in the house like honey, castile soap, tea tree oil, and sweet almond oil. I’ve played around with the measurements, but I think I’ve finally found the right mix.
What You’ll Need:
- 1/3 cup Castile soap
- 1 T raw honey
- 1 t sweet almond oil
- 10 drops tea tree oil
- 1 plastic container (I use these Target travel containers).
- Add castile soap to the plastic bottle.
- In the measuring cup, add the honey and sweet almond oil. Mix until honey is nicely combined with oil.
- Add honey and sweet almond oil to the bottle with the castile soap.
- Add tea tree oil and shake bottle so that the ingredients are mixed together well.
DIY Or Buy?
My husband has used this homemade body wash/shampoo for the last few months and I haven’t gotten a single complaint about it, which I’ll take as a complete win since he is still a bit skeptical about all of my mad scientist concoctions. A bottle using these measurements lasts about two weeks, but now that I know that he likes it, I plan on purchasing some bigger bottles so I don’t have to make it as often. This is definitely something that I will continue to DIY since it is super easy to make, I always have the ingredients on hand, and it is much cleaner than the store-bought versions. Also, you can change-up/omit the essential oil and you can substitute with another carrier oil as well. I love being able to customize our soaps and skincare products based on our personal preferences!
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