I prefer body wash over bar soap – it just doesn’t leave nearly as much soap scum in the bath tub and shower. That convenience comes at a price though. Body wash is more expensive than bar soap, especially if you are looking for a chemical-free, gluten-free body wash.
My youngest son and I both suffer from psoriasis. I have found the easiest way to deal with psoriasis is to remove gluten from our diets and our skin care products. It is worth the price to buy more expensive body wash so that we don’t stay awake all night scratching our legs…but my husband works for the DOD and will be furloughed soon, so I am looking for ways to save money without compromising our health and have decided that when our soap runs out, I am going to make my own natural body wash.
Homemade Body Wash Recipes:
All Natural Lavender Body Wash – I am going to try using this on my youngest son, I wash him with a lavender soap because it is supposed to be soothing. If you have read any of my Facebook statuses about his antics, you know I need all the help I can get!
Homemade Baby Body Wash – If I feel the above body wash recipe is too strong for my 6 year old’s skin, I will use this recipe.
Invigorating Citrus Body Wash – I am going to use this body wash recipe for my daughter because she loves citrus scented soaps. Fortunately I already have orange and lemon essential oils on hand.
I really like gardenia scented soap, so I am going to have to do some experimenting to find a new scented body wash that I like.
My husband and oldest son, do not have any skin problems, so I haven’t decided if I will keep using regular soap for them or if I will customize one of the above recipes to make it smell “manly” or make an unscented body wash.
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Orpha Solis says
Hi Alea, Do you have a homemade product for frizzy dry hair to use between washing. I wash my hair everyday, and my hair is frizzy the next day. Can you help?
Danielle Bucher says
Coconut oil works great , just don’t use too much or it’s too oily
Jo Dawson says
Just wanted to let you know that the link for All Natural Lavender Body Wash is not working anymore. Google say’s
“404. That’s an error.
The requested URL /2012/02/29/all-natural-diy-body-wash/ was not found on this server. That’s all we know. ”
The other two work fine tho.
Alea Milham says
Thanks! I will see if she moved to a new host or platform.
1/4 cup of baking soda and arrow root powder, 3tbsps coconut oil and 10 of tea tree and what ever other essence you like (lavender,citrus euc.) I myself hardly wear pit stick now. It seemed the kind I used before I would need to reapply 2-3 times a day. I hardly have any Bo when I choose not to wear it. I did notice in the beginning that I would get red bumps but that soon fades. Hope it works ladies
Pauline Wiles says
It occurs to me that making your own gives total control over the scents, too. I like the possibilities there!
Have you ever made your own deodorant? The best working deodorant is the one I made myself. I could never find one that worked for the whole day, let alone two (some of us don’t shower everyday). This works for two. I know deodorant is cheap, especially with coupons, but there’s a lot of yuck in those deodorants, too.
Alea Milham says
No, I have never made my own deodorant. Would you like to share it in a post? You are welcome too!
Kristi can you share your recipe? I would love to try this!
Hi my name is Maribel i do make my own deodorant i make daily i wet my hand 4 fingers and i add baking soda on it i scrub it in my hand if is to dry add little more of water in you hand palm scrub it In my palm and i add a 4 drops of oil can be vit E oil or baby oil unescence and i scrub it togueter until is invisible and apply it in my underarms after shower in the mornings and it last all day and protect me very good, good luck.