DIY Natural Moisturising Body Washes

Making your own all-natural body wash is easier than you might think. Here’s how to make a natural honey body wash AND an all-natural green tea and shea butter wash that are both incredibly moisturising for the skin.

I’ve been using this tried and tested all natural homemade body wash for a couple of years now, and have loved it, but I wanted to try mixing it up a little, you know, just for something new.

These body soaps create a rich, bubbly lather, moisturising your body while cleansing it at the same time! Result: you smell like a meadow of flowers.

Switching to a natural soap also means you bypass all those hard-to-read chemical ingredients… like how do you even begin to pronounce some of them?

Plus, the price label on those things… whoa!

I like to use glass pump bottles as they dispense the soap well, but if you’re worried about it breaking, try a squeeze bottle for your home creations.

Before we get started in learning how to make these all-natural body washes – if you like what you’re seeing, subscribe to my email newsletter at the bottom of the page to keep up to date on the latest recipes, DIYs, gardening and health tips I share!!

For a more eco-friendly option, you can use loofah sponges made from vegetables (that are biodegradable).

If you make these body washes, please let me know! Leave a comment below, and if you take a picture and share it, please tag me on Instagram @simplynaturalnessa or use the hashtag #simplynaturalnessa so I can see! I’d love to know how you went!

DIY Honey Coconut Body Wash

This body soap is very moisturising with the honey and coconut oil!

Ingredients:

To make:

  1. Add all the ingredients except the castile soap to a large bowl and whisk together.
  2. Add the castile soap slowly, stirring gently to avoid creating suds.
  3. Transfer to a foaming soap dispenser, and shake well before each use.
DIY honey body wash.

DIY Skin-Clearing Body Wash

This body soap is loaded with antibacterial ingredients like tea tree oil and lavender to help kill bacteria and soothe inflammation. Raw honey is also a potent antibacterial, helping to get rid of sweat-loving microbes and soften skin.

Ingredients:

To make:

  1. Add all the ingredients except the castile soap to a large bowl and whisk together.
  2. Add the castile soap slowly, stirring gently to avoid creating suds.
  3. Transfer to a foaming soap dispenser, and shake well before each use.

DIY Green Tea & Shea Butter Body Wash

The shea butter, coconut oil and honey give powerful moisturising properties to this wash, allowing it to penetrate into parched, dry skin, providing a protective barrier against the harsh elements around us (i.e. sun, wind, cold, etc.). Green tea contains anti-inflammatory properties due to naturally occurring compounds found in this tea; antioxidants, flavonoids and catechins.

Ingredients:

To make:

  1. In a small saucepan combine the coconut oil, shea butter, and tea leaves. Let simmer on low for 30 minutes, stirring frequently.
  2. Turn off the heat and let sit for 10 minutes.
  3. When mixture has cooled, add in the remaining ingredients and whisk together.
  4. Pour into a foaming soap dispenser, and shake well before each use.
I keep the bottles stored in my bathroom for easy access. However, if you’re concerned about glass in the bathroom, you can find plastic alternatives online.

DIY Antibacterial Body Wash

A DIY antibacterial soap made with essential oils for a gentle and safe wash that can be used as both a body wash and a hand soap! Unlike conventional antibacterial products, this soap won’t dry out your skin.

Ingredients:

To make:

  1. Add all the ingredients except the castile soap to a large bowl and whisk together.
  2. Add the castile soap slowly, stirring gently to avoid creating suds.
  3. Transfer to a foaming soap dispenser, and shake well before each use.

DIY Rose Water Body Wash Without Castile Soap

This DIY body wash uses bar soap instead of castile soap. It still foams beautifully, has a rich lather and smells incredible.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2-1 bar coconut soap or goat’s milk soap, grated
  • 2-4 cups rose water
  • 1 tsp vitamin E oil
  • 1 tbsp vegetable glycerin
  • 2 tsp fractionated coconut oil
  • 40 drops rose essential oil
  • 20 drops rose geranium essential oil

To make:

  1. Grate your soap. If you have a bar that is soft enough to cut pieces off, you can do that instead.
  2. Add the flakes to large pot, then place the pot on the stovetop, set to medium heat and add the rose water. Stir your mixture until the soap flakes disappear. It may only take 5 minutes, so be sure to watch it carefully so it doesn’t burn. It should look milky by the end.
  3. Remove from heat, let cool slightly, then add the remaining ingredients. Stir well to combine.
  4. Let the mixture cool for several hours. A film will develop over the top after about two hours. At this point, use your spoon to see if your body wash is thick enough for you.
  5. Transfer to a soap dispenser, and shake well before each use.

As always, this is not personal medical advice and we recommend that you talk with your doctor before trying or using any new products. It’s important to check with a doctor before taking this or any new product, especially if taking any other medicine or supplement or if pregnant or nursing. Be sure to check ingredients to make sure there is no risk of an allergic reaction.

Do you make your own body soap? Share in the comments below.

Lots of love,

🖤 Vanessa