Natural Moisturizing Body Wash
- 2/3 c
- liquid, castille soap ( i don't reccomend the peppermint it can be a bit harsh on sensitive areas)
- 1/4 c
- raw, unfiltered honey
- 2 tsp
- sweet almond, coconut, grapeseed, jojoba, , sesame, or olive
- 1 tsp
- vitamin e oil
- drops, 100% pure essential oils ( combine for a signature scent or use oils for healing properties)
Because there is no water in this body wash and contains honey it has a long self life of at least a year; therefore, it can be made in larger batches safely.
If using this soap for young children it is best to use about half the listed amount of essential oils.
Chamomile (German and Roman) - Great for dry and sensitive skin, acne, eczema, and dermatitis.
Geranium - Great for oily complexions, acne, mature skin, eczema, dermatitis, and other problematic skin conditions. It also brightens and revitalizes dull skin.
Grapefruit – This essential oil tones the skin and is extremely cleansing for oily skin. If using the amount suggested in the above recipe, there is no phototoxic concern.
Lavender – Very gentle and good for all skin types, including very sensitive skin. Perfect for mature skin, acne, eczema, and psoriasis. Effective in soothing itchy skin.
Palmarosa - Stimulates new cell growth, moisturizes skin, and regulates oil production. This makes it a valuable essential oil for use in any DIY skin products.
Patchouli - Antimicrobial, astringent, fungicidal, and deodorant. Great for acne, cracked and chapped skin, eczema, oily skin, and mature skin.
Peppermint – Since peppermint is very strong, use only half the amount recommended in the recipe (or less). Cooling, refreshing, and stimulating. Has astringent properties, making it perfect for acneic skin. (Note: Avoid during first 4 months of pregnancy.)
Rosemary - Rosemary is stimulating and restorative. Useful for acne, eczema, and dermatitis. (Note: Avoid during pregnancy. Do not use if you are epileptic or have high blood pressure.)
Sandalwood – Useful for acne, dry, cracked, and chapped skin. Also great for wrinkles and mature skin.
Sweet orange - One of the only citrus essential oils that is not phototoxic, sweet orange is helpful for dull or oily skin.
Tea tree - This antibacterial oil can be nicely blended with others like lavender and peppermint. May be useful for acne, oily skin, rashes, and inflamed skin. Using too much may actually create a drying effect. You may need to experiment a little to find the right amount for your skin.
There are other essential oils that have no direct skin benefit but will add a different scent layer such as vanilla, lime, and lemon verbena to just name a few.
Lavender and Vanilla
Coconut and Lime
Lavender and Geranium
Sweet Orange and Grapefruit
My husband likes Sandalwood and Chamomile (he has eczema)
Both of my younger sons use a combo of Ylang ylang and Tea Tree.