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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