DIY Body Wash
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DIY Body Wash

It seems like I am getting more crunchy all the time. “Green” you might say. A few years ago I was eating Taco Bell on a regular basis, slathering my skin in toxins, and taking way too many medications. Enter the crunchy mom Kara. She is gluten- and dairy-free (among others), cloth diapering, and making her own body wash!

Now I’m not going to pretend that I live a perfectly green life. I still use some mainstream makeup and a few toxic cleaning products, but I’m trying to live a moderated life. I do feel better now that I’m not eating junk, and I can feel better cleaning around L knowing I’m not exposing him to carcinogens.

Three Ingredient Body Wash

This brings me to the part of the show where I tell you how to make DIY body wash like I did! It was WAY easier than I thought, and very effective.


First, get yourself a foaming hand soap pump. Fill it to the “soap” line with castile soap (about 2 oz). I recommend the baby/unscented version, but you can skip the next step if you get a scented version.

Second, add a few drops of essential oils. I used 7 drops of lavender, 3 drops of eucalyptus, and 3 drops of lemon. You could use tea tree oil, peppermint, or others, but this is what I used. I need to make an interjection about the oil, though. Tiffany from Mamahood Essentials was kind enough to send me a sample of her lavender oil! The oils are way better quality than most, and the company ethically sources the oils. I used to avoid lavender scented products because I thought they smelled weird, but this honestly smelled good. I even dropped some on my pillowcase to drift off to sleep! Also, I would recommend adding your favorite oil to wool dryer balls. How adorable are these Friendsheep ones?! They are the best, and I can never resist a good pun…ANYWAYS, back to the last step of your DIY body wash.

DIY Body Wash

Third, fill the rest of the way with water (about 8 oz) and enjoy! It takes a little getting used to if you are used to shower gel. I almost thought I wasn’t getting it washed off, but I was. Castile soap is oil-based, so it feels different. It is very moisturizing, though. I always had dry skin, but this stuff never gives me scaly skin! I use way less lotion, and since this stuff is super cheap to make, it’s a win-win!

DIY Body Wash
It’s not filled all the way because I’ve been using it!

Let me know if you try this! This is a great first step towards a more natural home.

Three Ways to Use Essential Oils
I use eos for sleeping/relaxing, body wash, and dryer balls!


  1. This is fabulous! I’m going to try this soon!

    1. Thank you, Dorothy! Let me know what you think!

  2. livewellplaytogether

    This looks so great! I love that it is free of so many harsh chemicals!

    1. Yes! It has been worth it for me. My skin can tell a difference 🙂

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