DIY Soaps Baths & Lotions
Making your own non-toxic soaps and body washes is not only is fun, and economical, but is good for your body! I do recommend using high quality therapeutic grade oil such as doTERRA. If you need assistance purchasing the oils at wholesale prices, or would like to attend a workshop to make homemade products, click the link below.
Here's a few examples of easy to make products:
1. Foaming Hand Soap
Making your own foaming hand soap is incredibly easy to make. You probably already have all the ingredients, too! You can use any empty foaming hand soap bottle you have laying around the house. Mix and match your favorite essential oils to create your own custom soap. The options are endless!
2 tablespoons unscented liquid castile soap
1 tablespoon Fractionated Coconut Oil
10 drops favorite essential oil
Note: I used five drops Lavender and five drops of Chamomile
Pour castile soap and Fractionated Coconut Oil into a bottle.
Add essential oils.
Slowly add water into the bottle making sure to leave room for the foaming pump.
Add lid, shake, and you are good to go!
When ready to use, just pump into your hands, wash and rinse.
2. Bubble Bath
Taking a bubble bath can be a fun treat for kids, or part of a relaxing night for adults. However, most commercial bubble baths are full of artificial chemicals and fragrances and can be irritating to your skin. To reduce the chemicals in your home, but still enjoy the benefits of a bubble bath, we recommend making your own bubble bath with essential oils and other ingredients that are gentle on your skin.
While you could add essential oil directly to your bath, essential oils are not water soluble, meaning they won't dissolve in water alone. To resolve this issue, you would normally add essential oils to epsom salt or soap and add it to the water. In this case, the other ingredients in our DIY bubble bath help disperse the oil throughout the water in the same way.
Including an essential oil in bath time is a wise choice when you want to create a specific atmosphere.
For example, for a relaxing bath, use lavender essential oil.
For a rejuvenating bath, use Citrus essential oil.
1 cup unscented castile soap
½ cup vegetable glycerin
2 tablespoons water
15 drops preferred essential oil
Combine castile soap, glycerin, and water into a glass bowl.
Add essential oils.
Stir until well combined.
Pour into a glass container.
To use, add ¼–½ cup of the essential oil bubble bath mixture to warm, running bath water.
Note: These bubbles are not going to provide big fluffy bubbles that last a long time since it doesn't contain the synthetic ingredients that create the high amounts of lather or foam. However, this chemical-free bath will provide enough bubbles for a relaxing bath you will enjoy even more.
3. Body Wash
Scented body wash is a fun way to wake up your senses in the morning or calm them down at night. Body wash can also provide valuable nourishment to your skin, if it contains the right ingredients. Try making this easy DIY Body Wash with essential oils.
8 ounce glass pump bottle
½ cup unscented castile soap
4 tablespoons vegetable glycerin
3 tablespoons Fractionated Coconut Oil
10 drops of your favorite essential oil
For an uplifting body wash, try Citrus, peppermint, Grapefruit, Lime or Eucalyptus
For a relaxing body wash, try Lavender, bergamot, Chamomile..
Note: Vegetable glycerin will help the body wash to be thicker, creamier, and lather better.
4. Whipped Body Butter
Who doesn't love soft, moisturized, and healthy skin? The butters and oils used in this recipe are the perfect combination that will leave your skin moisturized. Customize your whipped body butter with any essential oil of your choice.
½ cup shea butter
½ cup cocoa butter
½ cup coconut oil
½ cup Fractionated coconut oil
15 drops of oil of your choice
Body Butter Instructions
Measure all butters and oils in a wide heat proof glass jar or bowl.
Fill a large skillet/saucepan with one to one and a half inches of water. Bring to a boil.
Once boiling, add the glass jar to the center of the saucepan to melt and combine ingredients.
Stir every few minutes until the ingredients are melted and combined. (10–15 minutes) Tip: Use a popsicle stick to stir for easy cleanup.
Once everything is melted, remove from heat and let sit for 5–10 minutes. Add desired essential oils.
Once essential oils are added, let it rest in a cool place (refrigerator will work) until it has set.
Once chilled, take it out of the refrigerator. With a stand or hand mixer, start on low and slowly turn the speed higher until the lotion becomes light and fluffy (around 3–5 minutes).
Note: Store mixture in a glass jar and keep in a cool place. If needed, re-fluff the body butter by whipping it back up to the desired consistency with a hand mixture.
4. Body Lotion