Cheap & Green in 2013: Homemade Body Wash Using Natural Ingredients

One of my new favorite hobbies is raiding the kitchen for new beauty products. Between the Oil Cleansing Method and using essential oils to get rid of acne, to DIY body scrub, my goal is to have 100% natural body care, head to toe.

Homemade Body Wash

I’ve been using a homemade body wash for the past few weeks, and I’ve been very happy with the results.  It’s really easy to mix up with ingredients that you can find easily in your kitchen (or in the natural section of your grocery store).

UPDATE: If you like this Homemade Body Wash recipe, you’ll probably also like my Homemade Face Moisturizer.

Here’s the recipe for Homemade Body Wash:

Mix it all up well in a glass bowl and use with a washcloth. I store mine in a mason jar and leave it in the shower.

What other types of natural body/skin/hair care would you like to see me try?cheap & green


Cheap & Green in 2013 is a series of 100 frugal tips, DIY ideas , and nourishing recipes to encourage and inspire all of us throughout the year. Follow my Cheap and Green Pinterest Board.

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  10. Love this. Going to make. Your not the first, but I question the wisdom of using a GLASS JAR full of OIL and SOAP in the shower. Just sayin’.

  11. Does this soap give good suds?

  12. Do not allow any oils to wash down the will clog eventually & in the winter it surprisingly happens quicker. Im still trying to figure out how to “wash” with oils as it will go down the shower drain. For facial I use Kleenex to wipe off after or if there needs to be any swiped off.

  13. Can i use coconut cream instead?


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