3 DIY Tips for Making a Natural Shower Gel

3 DIY Tips for Making a Natural Shower Gel

3 DIY Tips for Making a Natural Shower Gel

Contents

    – Step 1: Make an invigorating shower gel

    – Step 2: Make a relaxing body wash

    – Step 3: Make a shower gel for sensitive skin

3 DIY Tips for Making a Natural Shower Gel

Conventional shower gels contain a lot of chemicals that are harmful to your skin and the environment. Yet, there are simple recipes to make natural shower gels yourself, with elements that respect nature. So have fun testing and developing the recipes that suit you best.

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1. Make an invigorating shower gel

Aleppo soap
Aleppo soap

In the morning, the shower should give us the energy we need to face the day. For a tonic wake up, you will need :

    – 50 g of Aleppo soap: this is a natural soap made from olive oil and laurel that is hypoallergenic and suitable for all skin types;

    – 1 liter of water;

    – 5 drops of essential oil of peppermint: it is tonic and stimulating;

    – 5 drops of essential oil of black spruce: it is very effective in case of fatigue;

    – 2 tablespoons of vegetable glycerin: it will moisturize the skin and bring smoothness to the shower gel (in organic stores or pharmacies);

    – 2 drops of vitamin E: it will be used as conservative (in pharmacy).

It will help if you prepare your shower gel in the kitchen. This mixture does not foam but cleans the skin perfectly.

    1. Grate the soap and heat the water and soap in a large pan at a very low flame for about 15 minutes.

    2. Stir until soap is dissolved.

    3. Add the essential oils.

    4. Let cool for 1 hour.

    5. Add glycerin and vitamin E.

Good to know: you can add a little water if the mixture seems too thick. You can keep it for about 2 months.

2. Make a soothing shower gel

3 DIY Tips for Making a Natural Shower Gel
3 DIY Tips for Making a Natural Shower Gel

After a stressful day, it’s always nice to take a shower to unwind and release the tensions accumulated during the day. For a relaxing shower gel, you will need:

    – 150 ml of unscented liquid Castile soap: it is made from olive oil and is very gentle on the skin;

    – 60 ml of honey: ideal for its softening virtues and its perfume;

    – 20 ml of macadamia vegetable oil: it has softening, nourishing, and soothing properties and leaves the skin soft and silky;

    – 10 drops of essential oil of lavandin: it has calming, relaxing, and sedative;

    – 10 drops of essential oil of petitgrain bigarade: it is relaxing and sedative;

    – 4 drops of vitamin E: it will serve as a preservative (in pharmacy).

The manufacture of this soothing shower gel is straightforward.

    1. Mix the soap and the honey.

    2. Add the vegetable oil as well as the essential oils.

    3. Pour this mixture into a shower gel bottle or an empty bottle.

    4. Shake before each use.

Good to know: the shower gel is to be used in the 12 months following its manufacture.

3. Make a shower gel for sensitive skin

3 DIY Tips for Making a Natural Shower Gel
Sensitive skin

Body skin can be fragile and have areas of dryness or eczema. For this gentle recipe for the most demanding skin, you will need:

    – 50 g of aloe vera gel: it will soothe inflammation and itching;

    – 30 ml of vegetable oil of calendula: it calms the cutaneous irritations;

    – 4 drops of essential oil of palmarosa: it is very effective in the event of eczema;

    3 drops of solubol will allow dispersing the vegetable oils and the essential oils in the aqueous mixture that is the aloe vera gel.

Mix all these ingredients, pouring the aloe vera gel last. Pour this mixture into a bottle and shake.

Good to know: for pregnant women, remove the essential oils from the recipes. Do not forget to disinfect the equipment with alcohol before preparing the mixtures.

Equipment needed to make your natural shower gel.

Aleppo soap
Aleppo soap
Bowl From your kitchen
Saucepan From your kitchen
Bottle $1
Aloe vera gel About $9
Glycerin About $6 per 500 ml
Vegetable oil About $7 per 50 mL
Essential oils From $3 per 10 ml
Honey From $5 to $25 per 300 g depending on the type
Aleppo Soap Starting at $3

Hope this post will help you. Remember to share your experience below.

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