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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!

photo of diy candy cane body wash lying on white surface next to pinecones and candy canes

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 perfect 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.

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.

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.

photo of diy candy cane body wash lying next to candy canes

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 you don’t have to spend a lot to get high-quality essential oils.

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

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

photo of 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.

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

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!

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

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