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Homemade Christmas Cookie Body Wash

Ditch your toxic, store-bought body wash and use this homemade Christmas Cookie body wash instead. It’s super moisturizing and 100% all-natural. And it smells just like fresh-baked Christmas cookies!

Homemade Christmas Cookie body wash lying on white surface next to essential oils.

How Do You Make Christmas Body Wash?

When I was a 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 given the opportunity to use body wash it felt like a 5-star spa experience.

I know I’m being kind of 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.

Some body washes contain ingredients such as methylisothiazolinone which can cause irritation to the eyes, skin, or lungs. It can also cause immunotoxicity or neurotoxicity.

Another toxic ingredient in body wash is lilial. Lilial can cause reproductive toxicity as well as endocrine disruption.

Bath & Body Works is well known for its fun scented body washes but it’s not quite as well known for the harmful ingredients used to make those body washes.

Body washes from Bath & Body Works consistently receive terrible ratings from the EWG.

EWG stands for Environmental Working Group and they basically rate products based on the safety of the ingredients used.

You can learn more about them here.

Once I learned about the harmful ingredients in my favorite body wash, I decided to ditch it for something more natural.

There is a lot of great all-natural body washes on the market but I prefer to make my own because it’s cheaper and I also have full control over the ingredients and the 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.

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 also great for household cleaning. I use it all the time in my homemade all-purpose cleaner and also in my DIY Thieves cleaner recipe.

Viva Naturals sweet almond oil

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

You could also use fractionated coconut oil or jojoba oil.

Viva Naturals pure vegetable glycerin

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

Essential oils are what give this body wash its Christmas Cookie scent. You’ll need ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, lemon, and vanilla.

The vanilla is technically not an essential oil but rather a botanical extract.

Need Essential oils?

If you need essential oils I recommend Florihana, Plant Therapy, or Simply Earth essential oils.

All three companies sell high-quality oils for less. I used to use Young Living oils exclusively until I discovered these other brands.

Not all essential oil brands are created equal and quality definitely matters but you don’t have to spend a ton of money to get good oils.

You can check out my in-depth review of the essential oil brands above to learn more about each one and why I highly recommend them.

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!!!

Homemade Christmas Cookie Body Wash

Homemade Christmas Cookie Body Wash

Yield: 10oz
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

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!

Instructions

    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 ginger essential oil
    5. Add 15 drops lemon essential oil
    6. Add 15 drops vanilla botanical extract
    7. Add 8 drops cinnamon essential oil
    8. Add 8 drops nutmeg essential oil
    9. Add 6 drops clove essential oil
    10. Attach the lid, and shake well

Notes

Shake well before each use.

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Homemade Christmas Cookie Body Wash Recipe

This homemade Christmas body wash is super easy to make and only takes a few minutes. 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.

Person holding homemade Christmas Cookie body wash.

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 larger or smaller bottle 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.

Since this body wash does not contain any water it should stay good for at least 6 months to a year. Although I expect you’ll use it up long before then.

Well, I hope you enjoy this body wash as much as I do. This homemade Christmas body wash also makes the perfect homemade gift for the holidays.

Be sure to check out my DIY Candy Cane Body Wash and also my DIY Hand Soap for the Holidays. These also make easy, homemade, Christmas gifts.

Let me know if you have any questions in the comment section below!

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