Spring is here and I needed a new body wash, that starts my day with mind wakening aromatherapy.
Peppermint & Grapefruit Body Wash
- 8-ounce squeeze or pump bottle
- ¾ cup liquid Castile soap, preferably unscented*
- 6 Tbsp vegetable glycerin
- 15 drops peppermint essential oil*
- 15 drops grapefruit essential oil*
Using a small funnel, add the castile soap and essential oils. Add the glycerin slowly to fill. Seal the bottle, and shake gently to combine.
In shower, use a shower pouf and add a quarter size amount, lather up and scrub up!
Gently shake bottle each time before use, as it will separate. Shelf life? No different from other body washes.
Makes 8 ounces.
I’ve tried a number of liquid Castile soaps, not all are equal. Some are really thick and leave an unpleasant scum on the skin, others have many oils added in, so read carefully (such as Dr. Bronners). The Desert Essence unscented I used in this recipe has a very short ingredient list, and the oils in it are safe on our youngest son, with his allergies. (Castile Soap (Water (Aqua), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Tall Oil (Pine Oil), Potassium Hydroxide), Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil) The soap is thinner, and washes off easily. It does have a faint scent of the tea tree oil, but I don’t mind that, it plays well with citrus oils.
*The amount of essential oils is up to you, you might want more. Add, shake, and smell. The smell is more potent when it is under warm water.