The wonderful feeling of getting home and taking that nice relaxing shower is not a feeling that needs to be compromised by overly fragranced body washes breaking out your sensitive skin. Do you get a reaction easily to scented washes or certain types of gel soaps? Do you want to feel and smell fabulous but just cannot find one that will not make your skin irritated? You hate that your friends always get and give gifts of the most popular scented body wash each season, but you can never enjoy them because your skin just cannot handle the harsh ingredients? This is the article for you. And do not feel bad. You should feel thankful that your body is telling you “no” to those chemicals that no one really needs in their life. You may have just found the article that is going to change your life and the lives of everyone you share it with. Think I am being dramatic? No way. Keep reading. You soon will agree with me.
In this article, you will find how to make FIVE of your own homemade hypoallergenic body wash concoctions and alternative ways to make them (just in case, right?). These recipes for a hypoallergenic body wash will be all-natural ingredients, simple to make, and good to your skin. The five different recipes each with variations will create a body wash collection unique to your skin’s needs and your personal preferences.
“I am a believer that if you practice good skincare, you won’t really need a lot of makeup.” -Demi Moore
For starters, we should look at some of the reactions that people’s skin might have to the body washes that you can just grab off the shelves at the local store. There are hundreds of popular brands and products, but are they really treating your skin well? Many adverse effects arise in response to these raving body washes. Reactions may include but are not limited to: stinging, burning, itching, redness, swelling, bumps, hives, dryness, cracking, bleeding, rashes, breakouts, and more. Just to read that list alone is enough to make me squirm and shiver in my skin. What could be causing these awful reactions to something that is supposed to be creamy, moisturizing, and cleansing for the skin? Body wash, something you lather in excess on your bare skin, should not be something that could potentially bring irritation and discomfort to your delicate areas! Some specific irritants in the body wash and other beauty products are chemicals and other toxins such as parabens, synthetic colors, fragrances, phthalates, triflocin, SLS or SLES, formaldehyde, and/or toluene.
It is crazy even to think that some of these chemicals might be in the products that you are using for wellness and beauty, but it is a dark and ugly truth. Besides, just think about the numerous harmful chemicals that are encountered in our food and drink. Do not think for a moment that the safety administration is monitoring the harmful irritants in products that we do not even ingest at any closer eye than our food. The process for approving washes and creams is rather minute and not near extensive enough to prove little to no risk for sensitive skin users. Next time you go shopping for beauty and bath products, read the back of your labels. You may see the words, but below is what you will not find written.
Parabens are added by product makers because they prevent the growth of bacteria and mold in the products. While that is a great benefit to the product, a longer shelf life does not make up for the correlation of parabens found associated with breast cancer tumors and an increased risk for them.
Synthetic colors used to make the products pretty and pink, yellow sunshine glow, strawberry red, mountain green, and ocean blue are also said to be human carcinogens that have even been banned in select countries for the risk that they present. Why in the world are they not banned in some countries but not in others? I think some more in-depth study needs to be done here.
Fragrances used to deliver the sweet-smelling scents link to allergic reactions and irritations.
The list of dangers can continue, but those few should get your mind thinking about why it would totally be a better idea to make your own homemade hypoallergenic body washes simply. Even if you do not have noticeable breakouts or sensitive skin, the above risks make me want to start making my own before my next shower (and my skin does not experience any severe adverse reactions)! If you still are not convinced, we can go through a few more reasons for making your own concoction at home before moving on with the recipes. The suspense is building, I know.
Why should you make your own homemade hypoallergenic body wash?
- You get to create something unique and useful from natural ingredients.
- Making body wash (or anything for that matter) is FUN! Think of it as a type of arts and crafts. If you like to try fun recipes or do interactive crafting projects, this is going to be enjoyable for you (and for your skin, cough cough)!
- You might share or sell your products to friends and family! Give jars of your homemade body wash as gifts for the holidays, stocking stuffers, or “get well” presents to coworkers and in-laws (they are always hard to shop for anyhow).
- Finally, maybe you just absolutely love taking care of the environment. This is another way to contribute to the increased health of yourself, your skin, and the world around you.
“When you are balanced, and when you listen and attend to the needs of your body, mind, and spirit, your natural beauty comes out.” -Christy Turlington
So, you are basically saving the world and having fun while doing it. Need I say more? Read on to find five awesome homemade hypoallergenic body wash recipes with alternative ingredients to try and create. Share your favorites and your experiences after you have tried them out.
Hello Glow Honey Coconut Wash
Ingredients: coconut oil, organic honey, your favorite essential oils, vitamin E, Castile (organic, all-natural) soap
Process: Place the desired amount of coconut oil (at least 1 scoop) in a microwave safe bowl. Heat the coconut oil long enough to soften it (about 30 seconds depending on microwave settings). Add honey (1/4 cup), desired essential oils (50 drops), and vitamin E (1 tsp). Mix the ingredients together well. Slowly add in the Castile soap. Be gentle to avoid creating bubbles and suds. It’s not bubble bath time just yet! Carefully transfer your mixture into the container you wish to keep it in. Use a funnel for easy transfer. Mason jars and plastic or glass bottles make great options.
More about this honey body wash can be found at helloglow.co.
Unique Variety Twist: Blackstrap Molasses Coconut. Switch your honey out for blackstrap molasses for a richer alternative. Blackstrap molasses has been shown to decrease stress and blood pressure as well as boost elastin and collagen production for softer, smoother, more flexible skin.
Britta’s Natural and Nourishing Body Wash
Ingredients: distilled water, shea butter soap, coconut oil, Bentonite clay, neem leaf extract, lavender essential oil
Process: Chop up 1/2 of a bar of shea butter soap. Blend the soap to a very fine powder. Add the soap to about 6 cups of distilled water over heat until the soap is completely melted. This is a slower process. Next, add coconut oil (1/2 cup). Once this has melted, add the clay. To add the clay, you may want to add some water to the clay to make it creamier for mixing purposes. Once this has all been mixed well, pour your formula into your desired container. Let the container cool until it is cool to the touch and then add neem leaf extract (10 drops) and 15 to your-your desired number of drops of the sweet-smelling lavender essential oils.
Unique Variety Twist: Chamomile Essential Oil. Swap out the lavender essential oil for a more relaxing chamomile alternative.
Moisturizing Citrus Homemade Hypoallergenic Body Wash
Ingredients: Castile soap, almond oil, vegetable glycerin, jojoba oil, Vitamin E oil, citrus essential oils (lemon, orange, grapefruit)
Process: Mix castile soap (1/2 cups + 2 tbsp.), almond oil (2 tbsp.), vegetable glycerin (2 tbsp.), jojoba oil (1 tbsp.), vitamin E oil (1 tbsp.), & 20 to 40 drops of citrus essential oils. Mix into a container, and shake well before use.
Tip: When using citrus essential oils on the skin, check to see if the oils are bergapten free”, as citrus oils make your skin photosensitive and you can be at higher risk to get a sunburn with very little sun exposure.
Unique Variety Twist: Cinnamon & Ginger. Instead of your summery citrus fruits, try the cinnamon and ginger for a warming body wash in the winter.
Coconut Milk Homemade Hypoallergenic Body Wash
Ingredients: full fat coconut milk, liquid castile soap
Process: Mix full-fat coconut milk (1/4 cup) and liquid castile soap (1/3 cup). Mix and shake! You’re ready to go!
Unique Variety Twist: Added Flavors
Add essential oils to the blend for scent or other sensations.
A Bonus Unique Variety Twist: Create a Bath Soak. Grind 1/2 cup of old fashioned oatmeal and combine with 1-2 cups of coconut milk and a tablespoon of honey for the nicest bath soak!
Exfoliating DIY Strawberry Sugar Body Scrub
Ingredients: ripe strawberries, coconut oil, sugar
Process: Cut the leaves off the strawberries and mash the remaining portions of the fruit into a bowl to a pulp. Add 1/2 cup of sugar per 4 strawberries to the mixture. Add oil last (3 tbsp.). Mix well and lather on your body in the shower for an exfoliating wash that will not only remove dead and dry skin but also leave you smelling fruity and fun.
Tip: Rinse well! Using oils can make you very slippery. You don’t want to slip and fall. Also, rinse the bathtub well to avoid staining your shower strawberry red!
Unique Variety Twist: Simplify the Sugar Scrub. Remove the strawberry for a simplified sugar scrub of straight sugar and oil. You can even use brown sugar or salt as a substitute if you like! This is just a much simpler recipe and even more hypoallergenic with the less risk for any adverse reaction to the berry fruit.
One more tip: You can always substitute olive oil or another type of oil in place of coconut oil. Coconut oil is just my favorite one to recommend using!
There you have it. Five creative ways to make your own homemade body wash plus variations to each recipe. You will never have to go back to spending way too much money on harsh mixtures for your delicate skin again. Make your own! You can choose what scent, how much to add, what consistency, whatever you wish. If you do not love your first batch, try again. Try variations of the mixtures and the amounts. You will eventually find one that your skin absolutely craves. When you do, make sure to write down exactly what and how much you used, so you can replicate your mixture for if you like (and share with others)! This is a great first step to treating your sensitive skin the way it deserves and spending your money wisely for the good of your health.
“Remember, you are going to be in the skin that you are in until you die. That’s hopefully quite a while. If that’s the case, you might as well get comfortable in it.” -Author Unknown
No more rashes and dryness. Create your own Hypoallergenic body wash. Enjoy your skin. Enjoy life.
Healthy Habits For Beautiful Skin and Hypoallergenic body wash
Most people may say the first thing they notice about you when they see you are your eyes; that’s quite untrue! The first thing that people notice is your skin especially if you use hypoallergenic body wash. The way your skin looks after using a hypoallergenic body wash can either hinder your self-esteem or boost it. However, you can look beautiful by following some simple and healthy habits like using hypoallergenic body wash. Follow the tips from this article and you are sure to see an improvement in your complexion with the use of a hypoallergenic body wash!
Using the right soaps and hypoallergenic body wash daily is vital to have healthy and hydrated skin. It is imperative that you use hypoallergenic body wash and cleansers that don’t contain harsh chemicals that may dry out or damage the skin. Stay away from any products that are not hypoallergenic body wash, as it may dry your skin. Your skin’s natural moisture balance can only be properly retained if you use a hypoallergenic body wash. Make sure to purchase a hypoallergenic body wash for your face and body separately.
You can look your best by using hypoallergenic body wash and following some healthy habits. There are numerous ways you can make hypoallergenic body wash, just follow the advice outlined within this article. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to make hypoallergenic body wash!
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