How to: Make Body Wash

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Posted: 2020-08-23 00:00:00
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It is time to get back to basics! In this video I show how to make a simple Oatmeal-Honey Bodywash using simple household items you may happen to have in your pantry or cabinets. This is a simple recipe you can modify endlessly to your own taste and liking.

    Ingredients
  • 1/3C Unscented Castile Soap [Dr. Bonner's]
  • 1/3C Olive, Grape seed, Sunflower, jojoba, avocado, almond, coconut [etc.] oil - https://amzn.to/3j7Dims
  • *1/3C Honey
  • 2T Powdered oatmeal [optional]
  • 30 - 60 drops of Essential oil (Lavender,vanilla, peppermint, ylang ylang, cedarwood) [optional]
    For masculine scent - 7-15 drops Tea tree, 7-15 Frankincense, 7-15 Lavender
    To Make
  1. Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix until thoroughly combined, or place ingredients in a blender and blend thoroughly.
  2. Pour into a squeeze-top or pump-top soap dispenser.
    To Use
  1. Shake 2-3 times before use. This recipe will separate after awhile but all you need to do is shake a few times and you're good to go. Easy peasy.
  2. Add body wash to a soft natural sponge, loofah sponge or washcloth and use like you would any body wash.

Storage / Shelf Life: Up to one year.

*Honey adds moisture and lather without being at all sticky. It's equally loved by all skin types for its infusion of nutrients: Vitamins B, C, E & K, beta-carotene, magnesium, sulfur, phosphorus, iron, calcium, potassium, copper and manganese. In this recipe it also thickens the mixture and increases the suds factor.[1]

*Oatmeal be can be used to treat a variety of skin conditions from psoriasis to eczema. Oatmeal can be moisturizing, soothing, and inflammation-relieving for the skin. In addition, oatmeal provides gentle exfoliation imparts moisturizing, soothing, conditioning, and nourishing qualities, significantly improving skin dryness and roughness, helps reduce skin inflammation making it ideal for treating inflammatory skin conditions. It has been found to protect the skin from irritation caused by Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS). Oatmeal also has antioxidant properties due to the presence of different types of phenols including ferulic and caffeic acids, and contains flavonoids that are strong UVA screens (they absorb UVA).[2]

Citations:
1). Moisturizing Homemade Body Wash (3 Ingredient Recipe), Heather Dessinger, accessed 22 August 2020 https://mommypotamus.com/homemade-body-wash

2), 11 Benefits of oatmeal for your skin, School of Natural Skincare International, accessed 24 August 2020, https://www.schoolofnaturalskincare.com/11-benefits-of-oatmeal-for-your-skin

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