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DIY Candy Cane Body Wash

Ditch your toxic store-bought body wash for this DIY candy cane body wash. It’s super moisturizing and 100% all-natural. Plus, the minty aroma will help to wake you up in the morning!

DIY candy cane body wash lying on white surface next to pinecones and candy canes.

DIY Candy Cane Body Wash

There is no better way to start a cold, winter morning than with a hot shower and this candy cane body wash.

Not only does it get the job done when it comes to getting clean but it smells wonderful too!

And not only does it smell wonderful but the minty aroma can help to stimulate your senses and energize you as well.

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I am a big fan of homemade bath and body products. Most store-bought body washes are filled with unnecessary toxic ingredients that can be harmful to your health.

For example, many contain artificial fragrances and colors that can trigger allergies, immunotoxicity, endocrine disruption, and even cause cancer!

Even some so-called natural products can contain harmful ingredients so you really have to do your research. I use the EWG app and the Think Dirty app to research products before buying.

Some contain ingredients like methylisothiazolinone and butylphenyl methylpropional which can also trigger allergies and immunotoxicity.

I used to love the holiday-scented body washes from Bath & Body Works. Every December I would go stock up on all my Christmas favorites.

I was super disappointed to discover Bath & Body Works products are one of the worst offenders when it comes to poor, low quality, and even dangerous ingredients.

But the good news is I’ve learned to create my own holiday-scented body products and I don’t miss those Bath & Body Works products at all.

And the even better news is this DIY candy cane body wash is made with only a few ingredients and they are all-natural.

This DIY candy cane body wash also makes a great homemade Christmas gift. I’ve created some cute printable gift tags you can sign up to receive for free below that would go perfectly with this body wash.

How To Make Homemade Candy Cane Body Wash

To make this homemade candy cane body wash you’ll need a small bottle like these ones. Plus, the following ingredients.

photo of Dr. Bronners pure castile soap

Castile soap is the base for this body wash. Dr. Bronner’s castile soap is made with plant-based ingredients and contains no synthetic preservatives, thickeners, or foaming agents.

I always buy unscented so that I can customize the scent myself.

Castile soap is great for so many different homemade products. I use it in my DIY Thieves hand soap, homemade all-purpose cleaner, as well as so many other things.

I like to always have it on hand!

photo of viva naturals sweet almond oil

Because castile soap can be kinda drying it’s important to add almond oil to the body wash. Almond oil makes this body wash extra moisturizing.

You can also use jojoba oil or fractionated coconut oil instead.

photo of viva naturals 100% pure vegetable glycerin

Vegetable glycerin helps to thicken up the body wash as well as provide additional moisturizing properties.

photo of Plant Therapy peppermint essential oil

Essential oils are what give this body wash its candy cane scent. You’ll need only need two – peppermint and spearmint.

Need Essential Oils?

Some essential oil brands can be quite pricey. But what I’ve discovered over the years that I have been using essential oils is that you don’t have to spend a lot to get high-quality essential oils.

But there are also a lot of terrible brands out there as well. So make sure to do your research.

Not all essential oils are created equal. Just because a brand is expensive that doesn’t automatically mean it’s good and just because a brand is cheap that doesn’t always mean that it is bad.

Just make sure you do your research before buying essential oils.

You can read this post – how to choose an essential brand – to discover the best brand for you. You can also check out this post – fake essential oil brands you should avoid – to discover which brands you should never use and also how to spot fake essential oils.

I use Plant Therapy, Simply Earth, and Florihana essential oils for all my essential oil needs including creating DIYs.

I used to use a very well-known, more expensive brand and these more affordable brands work just the same if not better.

So if you need essential oils save your money and buy from Plant Therapy, Florihana, or Simply Earth. You can read my full brand/oil reviews below.

Florihana Essential Oils Review

Plant Therapy Essential Oils Review

Simply Earth Essential Oils Review

If you decide to buy from Simply Earth you can use the exclusive promo code HAPPYHEARTFREE and you’ll receive an essential oil recipe box, a big bonus box, and a $40 Simply Earth gift card – all for only $39.99!!!

DIY Candy Cane Body Wash Recipe

DIY candy cane body wash next to gift bag, candy canes, and pinecones.

Once you have everything you need, add the following ingredients to the bottle. 

After you have added all the ingredients to the bottle, attach the lid, and shake well.

DIY Candy Cane Body Wash

DIY Candy Cane Body Wash

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Ditch your toxic store-bought body wash for this DIY candy cane body wash. It’s super moisturizing and 100% all-natural. Plus, the minty aroma will help to wake you up in the morning!


    1. Add 3 tablespoons of almond oil to the bottle
    2. Add 1 tablespoon of vegetable glycerin
    3. Add 1.5 cups of castile soap
    4. Add 20 drops spearmint essential oil
    5. Add 30 drops peppermint essential oil
    6. Attach the lid, and shake well.


Shake well before each use.

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Also, if you decide to use a larger or smaller bottle than the one I recommended above, you’ll need to reduce or increase the ingredients.

If the scent is too strong or not strong enough you can increase or reduce the number of essential oil drops. Just make sure to use discretion when increasing the number of drops. Spearmint and peppermint essential oil are both very powerful and can irritate the skin.

This body wash works best when used with a body loofa sponge like these ones. And you’ll need to shake it well before each use.

Because this body wash doesn’t contain any water it should stay good for about a year although I expect you’ll use it up long before then.

If you like this body wash you’ll probably also like my homemade Christmas Cookie body wash recipe. It’s also perfect for the holiday season!

And if your looking for a few more fun holiday DIYs be sure to check out my holiday room spray recipes and my DIY hand soap for the holidays. Just like this body wash these DIYs also make perfect homemade Christmas gifts!

Well, I hope you enjoy this all-natural Christmas body wash. Happy holidays!

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