"Not only is using coconut oil on your skin an all-natural method to eliminate many of the toxic ingredients that are found on drugstore shelves, but it’s also a cost-effective way to care for your body. Coconut oil also is able to penetrate your skin on a deeper level than your average product because of its low molecular weight and the way it bonds with proteins." - Dr. Axe 20 Secret Ways to Use Coconut Oil for Skin
This homemade coconut oil body wash is a great way to clean and hydrate your skin. It also made of amazing and natural products, when you make your products at home you know exactly what is in them and this recipe is very straight forward. Remember that this homemade body wash will not lather like commercial body washes (the ingredients that cause lather are not healthy for us). To get a thicker consistency, feel free to use a bit of sea salt or vegetable glycerin to your homemade body wash. Also, try experimenting with different combinations of oils with liquid castile soap and enjoy this homemade coconut oil body wash.
Ingredients used in making Homemade Body Wash:
Coconut oil – It has a rich content of nutrients that moisturizes the skin without clogging the skin pores and makes you feel fresh.
Raw honey – Honey is a well-known skin soother that moisturizes your skin, heals your marks or scars on the skin, restores the elasticity and prevents germs with its antibacterial properties. But always prefer raw and unfiltered honey.
Liquid castile soap – Pure liquid castle soap will make your body wash with enough suds (without adding any chemical based foaming agents. Always prefer using an unscented castile soap (or vegetable soap) for this body wash. It is gentle and non – toxic.
Fragrance oils – Fragrance add wonderful and unique fragrance of your personal choice.
Vitamin E oil – Vitamin E is essential for skin moisturizing and repairing. It fights against the free radicals damaging the cells with its antioxidant property. It is a most common ingredient used in many skin care products.
Coconut Oil Body Wash:
- Melt 1/4 cup of virgin coconut oil by heating it indirectly.
- Then add 1 teaspoon of vitamin E, 1/4 cup of raw honey, 10 – 15 drops of Coconut Cream fragrance (or any other fragrance that you like) oil in it.
- Stir well and slowly add 1/2 cup of liquid castile soap and stir gently.
- Transfer this mix to a glass or plastic bottle for regular usage.
- Shake well before each use and follow it regularly to get a soft and glowing skin.