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Moisturizing Homemade Castile Soap Body Wash

Making your own body wash is simple and allows you to customize the scent and ingredients to your preference. This homemade body wash recipe is super simple, moisturizing, and inexpensive to make. All you need are a few ingredients and a couple of minutes of time to make it.

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  • 1/2 cup liquid Castile soap (unscented or scented, depending on your preference)

  • 1/4 cup distilled water

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable glycerin (optional, adds moisture)

  • 1 tablespoon vitamin E oil, sweet almond oil or olive oil (optional, adds extra moisturizing properties)

  • 10-15 drops of your favorite essential oil (e.g., lavender, peppermint, tea tree) for fragrance (optional)


  1. In a clean container, preferably a bottle with a pump or squeeze top, combine the liquid Castile soap and distilled water.

  2. If you're adding vegetable glycerin and/or oil for extra moisture, add them to the mixture and gently stir to combine.

  3. Add your chosen essential oil(s) drop by drop until you reach your desired fragrance strength. Stir well to distribute the oil evenly throughout the mixture.

  4. Close the container tightly and shake gently to ensure all ingredients are well mixed.

  5. Your Castile body wash is now ready to use! Pump or pour a small amount onto a washcloth, loofah, or directly onto your hands, and lather onto your body. Rinse thoroughly with water.

  6. Store your homemade body wash in a cool, dark place when not in use. Shake before each use to ensure the ingredients are properly mixed.

Note: Feel free to adjust the ingredients according to your preferences. If you have sensitive skin, you may want to skip the essential oils or choose gentle options like lavender or chamomile. Additionally, always do a patch test before using any new product, especially if you have allergies or sensitivities. Enjoy your homemade Castile body wash!



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