Basic Body Wash

Our skin is our body’s largest organ. Imagine that everything rubbed on our skin is actually being ingested by our body. Would you change some of your beauty products if you had to eat them? Obviously, we don’t need to eat soap (unless we had old-fashioned parents who would wash our mouths out if we said a swear), but it would behoove us to take as much care with what goes on our body as with what goes in.

I’ve already shared that I’ve changed my facial care regime and now use oils to wash my face. I’ve written as well about the skin creams that I use and also about makeup remover.

In this vein, I’d like to share with you the natural body wash that we have been using. This recipe has gone through several iterations and here is the current, most improved one:

Basic Body Wash

  • 2/3 cup organic 99% pure castile soap
  • 2 T + 2 t hemp seed oil (or any other oil you prefer, almond, olive, poppy seed)
  • 2 T + 2 t rose, orange blossom or lavender hydrosol
  • 2 t vitamin E oil
  • 1 T aloe vera gel
  • a few drops of essential oil of your choice

Mix well.

Store in a plastic pump bottle.

Shake well before each use.

This can be used as a face wash. I would recommend hemp seed oil (it is non-comodegenic) and lavender, geranium or chamomile essential oils for damaged or dry, mature skin and tea tree, thyme oils for acne-prone skin.

Please don’t get this in your eyes…it stings! Trust me….

 

Some ideas for essential oil body wash blends: (thanks Loving Essential Oils)

Relax & Unwind

  • 3 drops Lavender
  • 3 drops Bergamot

Energizer Bunny

  • 3 drops Peppermint
  • 3 drops Lemon
  • 2 drops  Orange

Anxiety Free

  • 4 drops Lavender
  • 2 drops Lemon
  • 2 drops Ylang Ylang

Calming The Storm

  • 4 drops Lavender
  • 3 drops Chamomile

Just Be Happy

  • 2 drops Frankincense
  • 2 drops Bergamot
  • 2 drops Orange

Uplift The Mood

  • 3 drops Bergamot
  • 2 drops Lavender
  • 2 drops Clary Sage
  • 1 drop Ylang Ylang

Peaceful Air

  • 4 drops Lavender
  • 2 drops Vetiver

Blissful Mood

  • 4 drops Orange
  • 2 drops Lavender
  • 1 drop Ylang Ylang

 

2 Comments on “Basic Body Wash

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: