If you’re looking for a change from my super-simple foaming body wash or hand wash and want something thicker and creamier, then look no further. This recipe for natural hand and shower wash is seriously amazing and with 5 ingredients, you can’t go wrong!
Enough with the chemicals hiding in even so-called ‘eco’ and ‘green’ brands. Fragrance, phenoxyethanol, cocamidopropyl betaine – all ingredients we should probably stay away from. If you have a spare 2 minutes, whip up this natural hand and shower wash, and your body and the planet will give you a big high-five for it!
Creamy Body Wash
Makes: 380 g Prep time: < 5 min.
My Choice of Essential Oils
My favourite essential oils in this recipe are peppermint and orange, but don’t be limited by my suggestions. Use oils that fit your budget, or those that you already have in your collection. Read here for more information on essential oils.
1. Add hot water, coconut oil and xanthan gum to a bowl and whisk until smooth and combined.
2. Add remaining ingredients and whisk again, either by hand or with an electric beater, until mixture is light and fluffy. This could take quite a few minutes if you’re whisking by hand. Periodically, scrape mixture down from sides of bowl.
3. Transfer into soap dispenser.
Dispense body wash as required and massage over body. Rinse with warm water.