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You finally have a bit of time to relax and take a little me time. But do you remember the way that store-bought body wash made your skin feel? Kinda icky. You see, body washes that you buy in the store are loaded with chemical additives and fragrances that can irritate your skin. Not only that, they damage aquatic environments once they disappear down your drain. By making your own natural body wash, you can experience softer, smoother skin and also protect the environment! Just follow this simple recipe.


½ cup of liquid castile soap
2 tablespoons of honey
2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
30 drops of lavender essential oil
10 drops of chamomile essential oil

Each ingredient in this body wash recipe has a specific purpose. The castile soap generates a gentle later to remove oil and dirt buildup from your skin. The honey soothes irritated skin while working to prevent acne, and the olive oil provides a touch of moisture. Lavender and chamomile essential oils create a relaxing scent without irritating your skin. You can use different essential oils if you have them on hand, but aim to include about 40 drops in total. Whisk these ingredients together in a large bowl, and then use a funnel to pour them into a bottle for storage.

You can use this homemade body wash just like any other body wash. Apply a small amount to a wash cloth or bath sponge, and gently spread the lather all over your body. Consider making a double batch and giving some of the body wash away to friends. They’ll enjoy the natural scent of lavender and chamomile, and you’ll be spreading the word about natural, green living. Include the recipe so they can make their own body wash, too.

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