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!
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!
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.
I always buy unscented so that I can customize the scent myself.
Vegetable glycerin helps to thicken up the body wash as well as provide additional moisturizing properties.
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DIY Candy Cane Body Wash Recipe
Once you have everything you need add the following ingredients to the bottle.
- 3 tablespoons of almond oil
- 1 tablespoon of vegetable glycerin
- 1 1/2 cups of castile soap
- 20 drops spearmint essential oil
- 30 drops peppermint essential oil
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!