Body Wash

i have tried many different versions of body washes but couldn’t get the suds with all natural ingredients….l UNTIL NOW….. Finally a body wash my hubby will use…

Things I’ve learnt about all natural body washes:

1. They suds the best with softer water

2. Vegetable Glycerin is use for more suds

3. No toxins or chemicals are put on your body

4. Conventional body wash can contain parabens, sulfates, toxic preservatives and artificial fragrances. Even those marketed as natural products can score frighteningly high in cancer-causing toxins and other harmful ingredients.

This is my regular body wash recipe that my household uses daily.

1 cup of filtered or distilled water

1/4 cup Honey

2/3 cup Castile Soap

1 tsp Vitamin E Oil

2 tsp Jojoba Oil

30 drops of your favorite Essential Oil

Mix all ingredients together and enjoy.

In the drier weather I add 1 tbsp of Aloe Vera and 2 tbsp of Grapeseed Oil or Extra virgin Olive Oil.

I like the Olive Oil for its great benefits for skin.  Below are a few examples.

1. Antioxidant Protection

Olive oil contains three major antioxidants: vitamin E, polyphenols, and phytosterols. Antioxidants, when topically applied, may help protect the skin from premature skin aging. Vitamin E partly accounts for the anti-aging benefits of olive oil because it helps restore skin smoothness and protects against ultraviolet light. [1] Hydroxytyrosol, a rather rare compound found in olive oil, also prevents free radical damage to the skin.
2. Doesn’t Clog Pores

Unlike commercial moisturizers that can clog pores and exacerbate current skin conditions, olive oil penetrates deeply into the skin while providing a cleansing effect. Try using organic olive oil at night as a substitute for your regular moisturizer. Apply a teaspoon of the oil to the face and neck. Gently pat the skin with a paper towel to wipe away any excess oil.

3. Enhances Exfoliation

Another one of olive oil’s benefits for skin is its usefulness in exfoliating applications. A common exfoliating method using olive oil is to mix 1 tablespoon of the oil with natural sea salt, rubbing this mixture over the skin. The mild abrasive qualities of the sea salt, combined with the deep, penetrating action of the oil, will remove dead skin cells and leave the epidermis looking renewed and glowing.

4. General Beauty Booster

Olive oil is also used for nail and cuticle care, and many women use it as an eye makeup remover. Further applications include using it as an ingredient in homemade facial masks. One other interesting application for both men and women is the substitution of olive oil for shaving cream. Many men have abandoned shaving cream once they discovered how close a shave they can get with olive oil. Men and women alike have also found its refreshing qualities make it an excellent aftershave.

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