Ditch your toxic store bought body wash for this homemade Christmas Cookie body wash. It’s super moisturizing and 100% all natural. And it smells super yummy too!
When I was kid money was pretty tight in our house. Body wash was somewhat of a luxury in our home.
My mom usually just bought cheap bar soap because that was all we could afford. Whenever I was able to use body wash it felt like a 5 star spa experience.
I know I’m being kinda dramatic. But the point I’m trying to make is – I love body wash.
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Now that I am older and I have full control over the bath and body products we use in our home, I almost always opt for body wash rather than bar soap.
But a few years ago I learned about the dangerous chemicals in many popular body washes. And decided to ditch my favorite body wash for something more natural.
There are a lot of great all natural body washes out there but I prefer to make my own because it’s cheaper and I have full control over the ingredients and scent.
I have a basic go-to body wash recipe that I use all the time but I like to change up the scents every now and then.
So with the holidays right around the corner I thought it would be fun to create a Christmas scented body wash.
I love Christmas cookies so I thought that would make a yummy, fun scent!
How To make Homemade Christmas Cookie Body Wash
To make this homemade Christmas Cookie body wash you’ll need a small bottle like these ones.
You’ll also need 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.
The vanilla is not technically an essential oil but rather a botanical extract.
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Homemade Christmas Cookie 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 ginger essential oil
- 15 drops lemon essential oil
- 15 drops vanilla botanical extract
- 8 drops cinnamon essential oil
- 8 drops nutmeg essential oil
- 6 drops clove essential oil
After you have added all the ingredients to the bottle, attach the lid, and shake well.
This is a very mild body wash. It doesn’t have a very strong, overpowering scent. If you want the scent to be stronger you can add a few more drops of essential oil.
But keep in mind, essential oils like cinnamon and clove are very potent. So be very careful.
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.
Well, I hope you enjoy this body wash. Let me know if you have any questions in the comment section below.