Homemade Body Wash Recipe

I absolutely love this body wash!  It's pretty watery, but it still gets really sudsy, and I've been using it for about two years now!  I make a HUGE batch of it, store it in a large beverage dispenser, and then refill an old body wash bottle as needed.

Here's the recipe:

  • (2) 32 oz. bottles of liquid Dr. Bronner's castile soap*
  • 64 oz. water (I just fill the empty castile soap bottles with water)
  • 5 tbls. organic jojoba oil

Combine all the ingredients, stir it up and pour it into a gallon size beverage dispenser with a spout.  I got mine at Bed, Bath and Beyond with a 20% off coupon, and I'm sure Amazon has lots of good options!  It takes about 5 minutes to make and only costs about $.20 per ounce!  The best organic body wash at Whole Foods is $1.25 per ounce and still has a TON of ingredients.  Not only is this body wash less toxic, but costs six times less!

You can play around with the scent of the body wash by using the different scents that Dr. Bronner's offers, or you can even add some of your favorite essential oils to give it the scent you like!  I like mixing the Rose and Citrus, or Rose and Lavender scents!  In the shower, I either pour it onto a loofah or just use my ends.  It takes about a week to get used to the idea that the consistency isn't all gel-like as are commercial body washes, but it'll be worth it with the amount of money you'll save, not to mention the lack of chemicals and toxins your body will be absorbing!

*Dr. Bronner's is made with Organic Ingredients and Fair Trade.  Click here to read more about their commitment to Organic Integrity and Fair Trade