Sweet Orange and Honey Body Wash

Ever since I started making homemade beauty products, I’ve developed a bit of an obsession for natural beauty and essential oils. I’ve begun to collect lots of little essential oil bottles, and I’ve been creating gifts for teachers, and family.  As I try to learn new ways to make lotions, shampoos and body washes, I’ve been reading about the differences in carrier oils, and the advantages of different essential oils.  I also read a lot about the benefits of raw honey for your skin and hair.  Raw honey is different from most of the honey we buy in the grocery store because it hasn’t been heated and pasteurized.  There are more nutrients in raw honey, and it is purported to be both healing and moisturizing for the skin.  Personally, I wanted to know how sticky honey became a body wash because it’s so sticky.  Thus, I decided to create a Sweet Orange and Honey Body Wash using raw honey.
Did you know that Raw Honey is wonderful for your skin? Check out this easy tutorial using raw honey, castille soap and natural oils to create a luscious Sweet Orange and Honey Body Wash (tutorial by My Mom Made That)

There are many places that you can buy raw honey.  For instance, it is readily available at Amazon, but you might want to get it at a local health food store or farmer’s market.  I’ve read that it is better to consume your local pollens for health benefits.  I picked mine up at my local farmer’s market.  Usually, you can look on the back of the jar to see where the honey was harvested.

Did you know that Raw Honey is wonderful for your skin? Check out this easy tutorial using raw honey, castille soap and natural oils to create a luscious Sweet Orange and Honey Body Wash (tutorial by My Mom Made That)

Ingredients

Did you know that Raw Honey is wonderful for your skin? Check out this easy tutorial using raw honey, castille soap and natural oils to create a luscious Sweet Orange and Honey Body Wash (tutorial by My Mom Made That)

This was extremely easy to make, and didn’t take but a few minutes together.  I measured out the castille soap, and the added in the honey.  I whisked the two together, and it creates a very smooth, blended mixture.  Then I added the Vegetable Glycerine, Vitamin E Oil and Jojoba Oil, blending and gently whisking the mixture throughout.  My final step was adding the essential oils.

Did you know that Raw Honey is wonderful for your skin? Check out this easy tutorial using raw honey, castille soap and natural oils to create a luscious Sweet Orange and Honey Body Wash (tutorial by My Mom Made That)

I used a wide mouth mason jar that I found at Goodwill for $0.99.  I love the size and weight, and it looks great at the foot of my shower.  I put a galvanized steel lid with a pump that I found on Etsy– I’ve learned that it’s had to find one for a wide mouth mason jar!

Did you know that Raw Honey is wonderful for your skin? Check out this easy tutorial using raw honey, castille soap and natural oils to create a luscious Sweet Orange and Honey Body Wash (tutorial by My Mom Made That)

In case you were wondering, no the soap isn’t sticky.  It does have a sweet smell of orange and honey.  It suds well, smells great, and leaves you feeling so clean!  I’d love to hear what you think if you try it!




Comments

  1. This sounds like it smells heavenly! So glad I got to hang out with you at SNAP! Thanks for sharing at the Monday Funday Party!!

  2. This recipe sounds great! I just may try it! Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Tweeted & Pinned to my Essential Oils Board ! Have a great week!
    Kim

  3. I would love to try this. I bet the scent is amazing!

  4. I would so love this body wash. Anything with raw honey is my favorite. Thank you for sharing at SYS and have a wonderful week!
    XO Barbara

  5. Oh! I want to make this. That sounds lovely! I love making my own body care products. Thank you for sharing. I’m glad I saw you over at #FoodieFriendsFriday. I’m pinning this one for later!

  6. I bet this smells amazing!! Thank you for sharing at Welcome Home Wednesdays!

  7. This looks so amazing! This would be a fantastic gift to give to my friends for their summer birthdays!

  8. How long will this keep?

    • It took me about 3 months to use the body wash and I noticed no change. Raw Honey usually has a long shelf life, and this was raw, unfiltered honey.

  9. Where can I find castille soap?

    • You can find it at Amazon, or your local health food store. I believe that there is an affiliate link in the post, but I will double check. Best! Emily

  10. How long does this have to sit for? Doesn’t soap usually have to sit?

    • This is liquid soap. I stuck in in my shower after whisking it, and allowed it to sit until my next shower. I think that there is more of a settling and cooling process if you are using bar Castile soap and turning it into body wash.

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