A bottle of soap and a coconut.

Easy DIY Homemade Body Wash Recipes

Up Your Skincare Routine with Homemade Body Wash

Using body wash is a great way to cleanse, refresh, and revitalize your skin. Even though plenty of beauty brands, drugstores, and retailers sell a variety of body wash products, sometimes it’s better to just make your own. Here are some of the reasons why you should try making your own homemade body wash.

Au Naturale

While there are natural and organic body wash products sold in stores, a lot of body wash is still formulated with harsh chemicals. If you make your own body wash then you can ensure it is full of natural ingredients. Plus, natural ingredients are fresh, kind, and gentle on your skin.


If you make it yourself at home and use natural, organic ingredients, your homemade body wash will be detoxifying. This is also great for your skin.

It’s Easy

No matter how busy you are, you can still make time to create your homemade body wash because it’s easy, simple, and not time-consuming. Making it yourself at home is not as complicated as it sounds.

Add a Personal Touch

Homemade body washes are personal because you can add your favorite ingredients and essential oils, and you can tailor your body wash to your preferences.

It’s Cheaper

Buying the ingredients and containers, and making your homemade body wash works out to be cheaper and more cost effective than constantly purchasing new products at the store over and over again.

No Expert Knowledge Needed

Creating your own homemade body wash doesn’t require a high level of expertise; it’s pretty easy to do. You just need to find a recipe online, or design your own concoction.

It’s Fun

Making your own homemade body wash products is fun! It’s even more fun when you make them with a friend, or give them out as a gift for others. You could even host a pamper party and make homemade body wash as part of an activity.

So, if you’re feeling inspired to create your own homemade body wash, check out our top five recipes.

DIY Homemade Body Wash Recipes

Homemade Body Wash with Honey and Coconut Oil by Hello Glow

This homemade body wash is perfect if you like honey and coconut. This recipe is simple and easy to follow, and all you need are four ingredients: coconut oil, raw honey, liquid castile soap, and your favorite essential oil. You’ll also need to include a drop of vitamin E oil.

Start off by adding a scoop of coconut oil into a microwaveable bowl and put it in the microwave for 30 seconds. Then add honey, your essentials oils and vitamin E, and mix together. Then add the liquid castile soap bit by bit. Transfer it all into a plastic bottle and you’re good to go. This recipe is perfect if you want a body wash that’s ultra nourishing and moisturizing, as it will leave your skin glowing.

Oatmeal and Lavender Homemade Body Wash by Thank Your Body

Oatmeal is really good for your skin because it works as an antioxidant and it has healing and soothing properties. For this recipe you will need water, oatmeal, liquid castile soap, lavender essential oil, vitamin E oil, and jojoba or avocado oil.

Start off by boiling three cups of oil and adding oatmeal. Leave this for a couple of hours, remove the oats from the water, and dispose of the oats. Mix the castile soap and oils into a bowl and whisk. Then pour 10—15% of the mix into a soap dispenser.

Afterwards, pour the oatmeal infused water into the dispenser until it’s full. Shake it up, and you’re done!

Nourishing Aloe Vera Body Wash by The Indian Spot

For a homemade body wash that’s super nourishing and thoroughly cleansing, this is perfect. You will need aloe vera, liquid castile soap, and vitamin E oil. Mix everything together and blend continuously until the mixture is smooth. Then, place it into a container of your choice.

Hydrating Lavender Body Wash by The Indian Spot

To combat dryness, dullness, and dehydration, it’s important to keep your skin hydrated, and this recipe helps with that. For this recipe, you will need three cups of water, organic soap, two teaspoons of avocado, oatmeal, vitamin E oil, and lavender essential oil. Infuse the oatmeal and the water, filter, then discard the oatmeal. Now, mix the rest of the ingredients thoroughly and pour into a dispenser.

DIY Salt Body Wash by The Indian Spot

If you have acne prone skin or you want a body wash that is exfoliating, then try this recipe. A salt (or sugar scrub) is fantastic because it helps unclog pores and buff away impurities and dead skin cells, and it helps keep skin soft and smooth.

To recreate this recipe, you will need one cup of fine sea salt, an organic soap base, coconut or jojoba oil, and a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Mix the oils and organic soap base into a bowl. Then, apply the fine sea salt and pour the mixture into a bottle.

Do you like to make your own DIY homemade body wash? What are your favorite homemade body wash recipes?