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How to Make Homemade Body Wash: Custom Scented and EASY

Updated on July 19, 2013
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Homemade Body Wash

I have a blog, called QuasiCrunchy, where I've got lots of DIY and homemade substitutes for commercial cleaning and body products. This Hub is a How To for easy custom-scented homemade body wash.

You start with unscented liquid Castile Soap (I got mine at our local Target), water and the scent of your choice. You can use essential oils, or as in this recipe a perfume oil that I got at a great place called The Common Scents.

This batch is for my sister, who just loves the "Moonlight Path" scent from Bath and Body Works. The Common Scents sells perfume oils based on popular scents that you can use to make your own scented products. It's not a perfect match, but even my sister, who has a nose like a bloodhound, thought this was a very good match.

Homemade Body Wash Ingredients
Homemade Body Wash Ingredients

Castile Soap Body Wash Tip

I find that the best way to use a Castile Soap body wash is with a nylon "scrubbie." The airy-ness of the scrubbie helps the body wash foam up nicely. Without a scrubbie, it tends to be overly liquid and runs off your skin before you can really "soap up."

Ingredients and Directions for Homemade Body Wash

So, the ingredients are simple:

  1. 4oz. Unscented Castile Soap
  2. 12oz Water
  3. 1/2 tsp perfume oil (vary as desired)

Mix all ingredients together in the bottle of your choice.

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Unscented CastilePerfume Oil from Common ScentsMix all ingredients together in bottle.
Unscented Castile
Unscented Castile
Perfume Oil from Common Scents
Perfume Oil from Common Scents
Mix all ingredients together in bottle.
Mix all ingredients together in bottle.

Shampoo and Body Wash

I actually use this body wash as a shampoo as well. I find that it does a great job cleaning my hair, avoiding all the unpronounceable ingredients in most shampoos.

Questions, comments, suggestions? Please let me know.


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      Bailey 2 years ago

      Where did u get that sent??