Homemade Honey Almond Body Wash
I love using natural ingredients to put together homemade beauty products. Knowing they are safe for my skin and having control over scents, colors, and keeping out artificial ingredients gives me confidence in them. Check out this awesome recipe for Homemade Honey Almond Body Wash! Hint: These homemade body wash products are great for Handmade Christmas Gifts!
This article is part of our 12 Days of Handmade Christmas Gifts series, where we bring you 12 easy and inexpensive homemade gifts!
Have you ever made your own Homemade Honey Almond Body Wash? You might think the honey would make this body wash sticky, but honey has a wonderful antibacterial and moisturizing properties! It simply leaves your skin soft and hydrated. There is no residue is left behind and it smells amazing. Four simple ingredients create a gentle and safe body wash that you can feel good about using on your skin. I made this for myself to start, but now I have been making up bottles to gift to family and friends for Christmas! Put this Homemade Honey Almond Body Wash with some other homemade items in a gift basket for the perfect DIY gift! Making this body wash in bulk is great too! You definitely save money, but even better… it is so much better for you! Plus, I love creating new scent profiles to fit my mood or the season. Here’s how to make your own Homemade Honey Almond Body Wash.
Ingredients for Homemade Honey Almond Body Wash:
1 cup unprocessed, raw honey
3 Tbsp. Dr. Bronner’s Almond Castile soap
1 Tbsp. Almond oil
15-20 drops essential oil
Combine all ingredients in a cup! I mix mine right in a mixing cup that has a pour spot to transfer easily to a bottle.
Then stir gently with a wooden spoon to combine.
Pour into bottle gently so that it doesn’t foam up.
Replace cap and enjoy.
This body wash is shelf safe for 6-9 months.
For this batch, I added about 12 drops of wild orange essential oil! It is a great scent to combine with almond.
If you don’t care for the scent of almond, you can get Dr. Bronners in unscented. Dr Bronners also comes in several other scents. Then, instead of using almond oil, you could use sesame, olive, or grapeseed oil in your body wash.
Use any combination of essential oils you like, here are a few suggestions…
For Men- Patchouli and Sandalwood
Relaxing – Lavender and Chamomile
Energizing- Rosemary, Peppermint, or Citrus
Be sure to check out our entire 12 Days of Handmade Christmas Gifts series for other easy DIY Homemade Gift Ideas!