rosa body wash was made. Another one of those I can't believe I didn't make this before moments. So easy, works great with a shower pouf -- it can also be a hand wash or bubble bath. And you can make any fragrance you'd like, using essential oils.
ingredients for body wash
1 cup unscented, natural liquid soap
2 t. almond oil
5-? drops essential oil
Mix the ingredients in a bowl and decant into a plastic squirt bottle. If you label the bottle, and you really should, stick a piece of clear packing tape over your label. Otherwise, the ink will go right down the drain the minute it gets wet!
Note: The essential oil is up to you -- as always, start small and keep adding. I used a rose otto essential oil diluted in jojoba oil so needed 15 drops. Pure Bulgarian rose essential oil is very expensive so it's often diluted in a carrier oil. I love it no matter how it comes. In case you're wondering, I used all-natural liquid dish soap and find that it's very mild, not too harsh, just right.
rosa body wash
Something else I've rediscovered is dry skin brushing -- using a brush for a few minutes before taking a shower exfoliates and detoxifies. It stimulates the oil-secreting glands, the lymphatic system, and circulation at the same time. There's more but that's all I'll mention for now. The idea is to use a brushing motion from toes up and head down towards the heart, following the same path that lymph travels. The brushing should be followed by a nice hot shower or bath, with a cool rinse for about 30 seconds to close the pores -- that means just cooler than body temperature for me, but opinions vary. Plus, I've read that a cool rinse makes your hair shiny. The brush, itself, needs to be washed once in a while, too. You can find them at healthy-food stores or on-line.
It probably goes without saying -- this body wash costs quite a bit less than buying brand-name body wash. If you make any, I'd love to hear how you like it and what fragrance you use!