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Homemade bodywash?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 29, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Does anyone have a good recipe for a healthy body wash (preferably not costly)?

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on October 02, 2012
at 04:12 AM

Yep. I've tried several kinds of natural soaps and found that lots of them cause my skin to break out (as do conventional soaps) and/or do very little to remove body odors. With baking soda I'm fresh and clear. I've never gotten dried out from it, and I don't neutralize.

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on September 29, 2012
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oops, neutralize the baking soda. please do not attempt to neutralize yourself.

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just onething though, skin is supposed to be slightly acidic. Baking soda with increase the pH level of your skin which will cause extremely dried skin after a while. You may want to neutralize yourself with an acid wash (lemon juice in water micture or vinegar in water)

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on September 29, 2012
at 07:03 PM

I use Dr Bronners Magic (castille) Soap-- fair trade, organic, safe enough to gargle with and it's rated a 1 on EWG's skindeep directory: http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/browse.php?comp_id=421&category=body_wash%3B%3Bcleanser&comp_id=421&&showmore=products&start=0

I get it from either Vitacost or Amazon-- I use the unscented (baby) version and it rocks.

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on September 29, 2012
at 07:01 PM

I just use some diluted Dr. Bronner's soap - it can be purchased in bulk and is on sale on a lot of websites like Vitacost. The 32 ounce bottle lasts 6 months at least in my home of 3 adults. It is made with organic oils and is fairtrade sourced. I love the almond soap. I am sure there are some nice homemade recipes out there, but this stuff feels pretty good, and I use it for shaving too. A little goes a long way. http://www.drbronner.com/

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on September 29, 2012
at 06:31 PM

You could always go the Tyler Durden route.... Just joking.
On a more serious note: Most days I just use water.

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on September 29, 2012
at 06:02 PM

baking soda - it saponifies the oils on your skin to make soap. Plus - it exfoliates.

6b365c14c646462210f3ef6b6fecace1

(1784)

on September 29, 2012
at 06:04 PM

just onething though, skin is supposed to be slightly acidic. Baking soda with increase the pH level of your skin which will cause extremely dried skin after a while. You may want to neutralize yourself with an acid wash (lemon juice in water micture or vinegar in water)

6b365c14c646462210f3ef6b6fecace1

(1784)

on September 29, 2012
at 06:05 PM

oops, neutralize the baking soda. please do not attempt to neutralize yourself.

E565e11cf32b38ab1f45086c1e0205f7

(613)

on October 02, 2012
at 04:12 AM

Yep. I've tried several kinds of natural soaps and found that lots of them cause my skin to break out (as do conventional soaps) and/or do very little to remove body odors. With baking soda I'm fresh and clear. I've never gotten dried out from it, and I don't neutralize.

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