With over 100 body wash products, every person has their favorite brand. However, many are chemically based and are destroying your skin. Creating your own body wash will allow creativity, naturally made ingredients, and fragrance of personal choice. In order to create a body wash, you will only need four simple ingredients.
- Pure Castille Soap (or any liquid soap base)
- Raw Honey
- Coconut Oil (or any natural oil)
- Essential Oils
Pure Castille Soap is a non fragrant organic soap base. It’s slightly expensive, $10-$20, but it complements your skin and blend well with oils. Raw honey is used as a moisturizer, keeping skin from becoming too dry. After taking aa shower, the skin becomes dry. However, honey helps prevent itchy skin. Likewise, coconut oil helps moisturize skin. Essential oils are the smallest yet most important ingredient. Depending on ones personal choice, essential oils can be chosen for fragrance, healing, moisturizer, etc.
If preferred, homemade soap bars have similar results. From personal use I have found soap bars to dry out skin, so it is suggested to apply a moisturizer after taking a shower. Ingredients for soap bars include many natural oils, essential oils, lye, distilled water, and occasionally milk and honey.
As a result, homemade body wash compliments the skin because it’s ingredients are refreshing and natural.
The optimistic world views each person as having natural beauty. However, many individuals disagree that they could ever be beautiful without make-up or skin products. Some days I feel the same way. In times of stress, anxiety, etc. my face and back break out and I feel forced to cover my acne up. After discovering essential oils and naturally made products, my face feels cleaner. In fact, since my use of these products, regular chemical based products damage my skin. When using essential oils for beauty care, many combine the oils with herbs, water, and/or lotion (ex. Shea Butter) to bring forth stronger results. Beauty shall be taken care of vigilantly because of the high number of toxins found in many products. In all respects, the outer body deserves to be treated with products that compliment it.
Essential oils do not always heal faster than other products, especially when first using them. Your skin has to adjust to them. For example, when giving up caffeine your body will feel different, if not worse, because it has relied on caffeine for a long time. Likewise, transitioning into naturally made products, your skin may take a while to heal. However, your skin will never damage from proper use of essential oils and herbs. There are very few, if not no side effects when dealing with natural skin products.
Tips for which oils to use:
- For acne; inflamed skin: Eucalyptus, Lavender and Tea Tree
- Dry skin: Rose, Olive, and Neem
- Sebum Control: Peppermint, and Argon.
In addition, Aylin Erman wrote in Organic Authority of her suggested top three oils for skin use. She also adds how to apply and use regularly.