For the average person, the day begins and/or ends with a bath or shower. I happen to have a daughter who prefers shower gel to bar soap, and that stuff can get pricey. I was glad to stumble upon a body wash recipe (which I tweaked) that yields around three quarts. It’s the perfect way to treat yourself on a Spa(ahhh) Day Sunday.
DIY Citrus Body Wash
1 Bar pure Castile soap bar (with a citrus scent) grated
Try: Dr. Bronner’s Citrus Orange Castile Bar Soap
12 cups of purified water
2 Tablespoons organic glycerin
Optional: Citrus essential oil
Old body wash bottles
- Bring the water to a soft simmer, add the soap and stir until completely melted.
- Turn off heat and add glycerin and stir.
- Cover and allow to set for 24 hours.
- After 24 hours, add 20 drops of essential oil, or to your liking.
- Add the soap to an old body wash bottle or a flip top plastic bottle. (I don’t recommend glass for the shower or bath)
Now, if you are lazy like me, there is no way you are going to spend you time making body wash when you can just buy it. So, if you are going to spend your hard-earned cash on a citrus body wash, try Made From Earth Vitamin E + Citrus Body Gel (wash).
Organic shower and body gel with vegetable-based soft foaming for cleansing. Vitamin E moisturizes and rejuvenates for soft, youthful-looking skin. Anti-oxidants Vitamin E and Pro-Vitamin B5 neutralize sun and environmental damage. A light citrus smell from organic lime, lemons and oranges.
Why I love it:
This body wash is just the ticket for mornings when you feel like you just can’t get moving. The citrus scent is uplifting and invigorating.
A little goes a very long way – even for a teenager who overuses products (my daughter.)
Skin is moist and hydrated after showering. No doubt because the base of this amazing shower gel is organic aloe juice.
Pro: Lovely scent, organic, cleanses without stripping skin
Buy Again: Yes
Packaging: 5 Blings – the right color bottle for organic ingredients
Overall: 5 Blings
Hero Ingredient: Organice aloe juice, essential oils
Cruelty Free: Yes