I am not an essential oil purist. By that I mean that I am not replacing everything I use with a natural DIY product. That is not my end goal. I am a purist in the sense of making sure my essential oils are sourced properly. I will not use generic or synthetic products calling themselves 100% pure essential oils when they are nothing more than fragrance oils. Not to inhale, ingest, nor apply on my skin that is.
I am more Sandra Lee when it comes to my DIY style. Sandra Lee is the semi-homemade queen! She uses 70% store-bought and 30% fresh ingredients in her meals. For a long time, my DIY style was more the Barefoot Contessa. My life has adjusted that for me. I no longer have the time nor desire to do all Pintresty items scratch. I would rather semi-homemade it. So this is my doctored up body wash recipe.
When you Google DIY Body wash, you will generally find the following recipe:
1/2 cup castile soap
1/4 cup raw honey
1/4 cup coconut oil
I’ve tried this oil and been rather pleased. However, I missed the bubbles! I missed the suds a store-bought body wash brings. Even more so, I missed the scent! Yes, I can create my own unique scent with my essential oils and yes, I have done that too. But, and here also is where I am not a purist comes in, I did not prefer it. I was putting at least 10 drops of each oil into my body wash for a scent that was going to fade away or cover up with lotion. Nope. Had to find something else. Here is what I did
1/2 store-bought body wash of your choice
1/4 cup raw honey
1/4 coconut oil
All I did was substitute the castile soap for store-bought body wash. I get all the benefits of the honey and oil on my skin (super moisturizing and good for you) plus the scent and the bubbles of my favorite store-bought body wash! WIN!
Copaiba Oil promotes clear skin and blemish reduction. I did not add it for scent; only for the oils benefits. The store-bought brand scent is the only scent I smell.