DIY Coconut Body Wash

Coconut Oil body washWhether you suffer from an irritating skin condition like eczema or rosacea or simply want to cut harmful chemicals out of your skin care routine, coconut oil can be helpful. Since coconut oil is a powerful anti-fungal agent, it works well as a cleanser, regulating the body’s pH level while moisturizing the skin and preventing blemishes like acne and blackheads.

Ordinary body washes can be expensive, and many contain ingredients like sulfates that can leave your skin feeling dry and irritated. Since coconut oil is a powerful anti-fungal agent, it works well as a cleanser, regulating the body’s pH level while moisturizing the skin and helping to prevent blemishes like whiteheads and blackheads.

 Ingredients:
• 40 grams pure castile soap, grated (or any left over soap you like)
• 500 ml water, boiling
• 2 TB spoons almond oil
• 2 TB spoons coconut oil
• 1 TB spoon vodka
• 15  drops essential oil

Directions:
• Slowly add boiling water to your soap.
• If your coconut oil is solid, melt it slowly in the microwave, a pot on low heat, or simply leave it in a warm place for a while.
• Once your coconut oil is melted, add the almond oil, castile soap mixture, vodka and essential oil.
• Mix these ingredients together.
• Using a funnel, pour your body wash into a quart-sized glass or plastic jar.
• Shake the jar before using the wash to ensure everything’s properly mixed, and enjoy.

Directions: Moisten body, apply a small quantity of Moisturising Coconut Body Wash. Gently work up a lather with a circular motion. Rinse off & pat dry.

Tips

In addition to making your body wash smell good, adding essential oils can provide additional health benefits. Choose your favorite essential oils or ones that may provide benefits uniquely tailored to your skin’s needs. Helichrysum oil is a good option for eczema sufferers, while lavender and lemon oil provide pleasing aromas that can calm the senses.

Coconut oil is solid at room temperature, so your body wash may harden. To prevent this, you can use fractionated coconut oil, which won’t harden. Alternatively, you can place your body wash container under hot water in the bath or shower to soften it. Then, shake it up and use as desired.

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