Natural beauty…

With a little time off from school and work for the holiday I had some time to try out a soap recipe that I’ve been dying to try!

In my quest to make everything I put ON my body organic and natural I found this great recipe for homemade body wash. Not only will you feel at ease because you know exactly what you are putting on your body, but it’s way cheaper than buying it in the store!

Ingredients: vegetable glycerin, pure-castile soap, {and distilled water}

Homemade Body Wash… (original recipe from

Ingredients needed:

  • 1/2 gallon distilled water (or previously boiled water)
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable glycerin
  • 2 bars of pure-castile soap (grated; should equal 2 cups) 
  • Few drops Essential oil for scent (if desired) 
  • Note: The original recipe calls for Tom’s natural soap, but upon reading the ingredients on several different soaps in the store, I decided on Dr. Bronner’s pure-castile soap. There are lots of yummy scents to choose from! (leave out the essential oil if you use a scented bar)
  • Note: If you are going for an extremely mild body-wash (ex. for skin with eczema) I would not add the scent.
  • Melt grated soap, distilled water & vegetable glycerin in large pot
  • Add essential oil if desired
  • Put into large mason jars and let cool
  • It will solidify into a thick substance, shake it up for the perfect consistency!
  • I put mine into an old body wash bottle and keep it in the shower.

All grated up!

Melting it all together...

Finished product! Homemade body wash.

I love my homemade body wash and not to mention… I’m saving lots of money! But if cooking up your own soaps isn’t your thing or money isn’t an issue (I’m officially jealous) here are the store-bought natural body washes I have grown to love…

3 comments on “Natural beauty…

  1. Swapna Gupta says:

    Gosh I need to try this too. I try my best to buy the simplest soaps. I feel concerned about all that goes into them too. Bookmarking this (like your other natural beauty posts, the green smoothie post and the Christmas pie post!)


  2. Susan says:

    I am so going to try this! I tried the no-‘poo hair technique this Sunday, and I actually liked it! I’m sure you’ve read about it too (from the SimpleMom blog) … baking soda + water for “shampoo” and a rinse of apple cider vinegar + water to follow. Thank you for the great idea!


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