How to Make Homemade Body Wash: Custom Scented and EASY
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.
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:
- 4oz. Unscented Castile Soap
- 12oz Water
- 1/2 tsp perfume oil (vary as desired)
Mix all ingredients together in the bottle of your choice.
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.