Never in my wildest dreams would I ever picture myself making my own body wash.  In the past, I have been a loyal user of big brand body washes.  But last weekend, it looked like a hippy and a mad scientist invaded my kitchen.  And it was pretty amazing.  I wish you could have seen the mixing bowls and measuring spoons and funnels and ingredients strewn across my counter.  {Next batch, I’ll take some pictures!}  At the end of the day, this bubbly beautifully fragrant body wash was bottled and ready for my early morning shower:

Wake Up Orange & Honey Body Wash

Make your own Wake Up Orange & Honey Body Wash:
  • 2/3 cup castille soap  – I use Dr. Brommer’s unscented Baby-Mild castille soap
  • 1/4 cup honey

  • 2 teaspoons oil (jojoba, sweet almond) – I used sweet almond oil
  • 1 teaspoon vitamin E
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable glycerin
  • 40 – 50 drops of Young Living Orange Essential Oil
Stir or gently whisk together all six ingredients.  Since I will not be ingesting any of this mixture and this recipe doesn’t make a huge batch, I am comfortable storing this in a plastic pump bottle in my shower.
Let’s talk ingredients … there are only 6!  And I can pronounce them all!
Castille soap, jojoba oil, vitamin E and glycerin can be found at your local pharmacy, grocery store or health food store.  Castille soap is an organic, gentle base for our body wash.  Vitamin E and sweet almond oil moisturize and nourish skin.  Glycerinprovides the bubbles – what is body wash if it doesn’t foam and bubble, right?!
I picked up Florida honey to support our local community.  After a little research, I learned that honey is anti-bacterial and anti-fungal.  It accelerates healing and has historically been used to treat skin conditions.  {I swish it in my mouth when I get a canker sore and it is gone in a day or two!}  So, honey is a perfect additive for this body wash.
Young Living Orange essential oil is cold pressed from the orange rind.  The smell is distinctly orange without being too sweet.
So, “Does it lather?”  YES!  It really, really does!
And “Does it rinse clean?”  Yep, it sure does.
But “Does it smell good?”  It smells like orange and honey … if you like orange and honey, then the answer again, YES!


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