With much of the world still closed, we have plenty of time at our hands to try all those fascinating things we had been procrastinating about. DIY’s have been life-savers for the public forced by the pandemic to stay indoors. People have let their creative juices flow in all possible directions. Not only are they a productive use of your time. They help you create beautiful, fascinating products on a budget.
So it would not be surprising at all if you tried your hand at making your care products. Body washes are a staple in most households. A gentle, soothing bath with the right body wash can cleanse away not only the dirt but much of anxiety generated by the mundane activities.
What Makes a Body Wash Interesting?
Those of you who appreciate the benefits of natural products are mainly going to love our easy-to-make recipe for a DIY honey body wash.
The great thing about this body wash is that it uses the concept of oil cleansing. For those of you who are not familiar with the idea, it implies that oil dissolves oil. So anything ranging from sebum (oil released by your skin) to oil-based products that go on your skin stand a better chance of removal with oil cleansing. To find out what else goes into this body, wash hop on to our ingredient section.
The Magical Ingredients
Ours is a mix & blend recipe with only four ingredients, fourth being water. The base consists of castile soap. Everything else works in unison with this base to give you an overall amazing cleansing and soothing experience.
Liquid Castile Soap:
Castile soap is a versatile product that happens to be the star of much DIY personal care or home cleaning products. It is the soul of your body wash, which works to cleanse and form the lather in the absence of an artificial foaming agent. Castile soap is an eco-friendly and toxin-free product used to wash hair & body, clean windows, and other surfaces, wash dishes, and even wounds.
Prepared initially from olive oil, nowadays, oils such as castor, coconut, or hemp oils and several other oils are also making it to the list of ingredients. But as long as there are no sulfates, synthetic fragrances or colors, and triclosan. It is a mild soap that works to clean your skin (we are using it in a body wash, remember) without stripping it or clogging your pores.
Another natural ingredient with lots and lots of benefits. And contrary to what you might think, it does not feel sticky at all in the body wash. It blends well with the rest of the ingredients and facilitates the lathering process. Honey is a natural moisturizer, antibacterial, and antiseptic product. Using it in your body wash will help clear your skin, restore and heal the damaged parts, and protect it from harmful agents.
Since we are employing the oil cleansing method, it is only natural to use some in our concoction. Also it keeps your skin moisturized and soft even after a relaxing shower. Besides getting the benefits of the oil of your choice, you also get a sweet-smelling DIY body wash for your most cherished time of the day to unwind.
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Liquid Castile Soap
How To Make 🥣
Take a pan, jar, or bottle. Begin by adding water to it.
Follow it up with liquid castile soap, honey, and oil.
Mix (or shake, if you are using a bottle or jar) until the honey dissolves, and you get a smooth consistency.
Now transfer the body wash to a soap dispenser. Viola! It is ready for use.
How To Use ❓
Firstly, begin by pouring water all over your body. Then wet your hands, take some body wash, and make some lather. Now apply it to the body. Secondly, make sure to shake up the soap dispenser (or whatever bottle you are using to store the body wash) before use. Keep squirting more of the body wash wherever needed. As well as take more water to make a nice foamy lather. Completely cover your body with the body wash. Lastly, wash afterward with water and pat dry with a soft cotton towel. Reapply if required, until you get a clean body.
Use an unscented castile soap to avoid any funny smell in the body wash.
Water-based products without any preservatives may run the risk of spoiling (hence using distilled water). Use it quickly once prepared, or skip water altogether.
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