Make your natural shower gel: 7 quick and easy recipes

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Have you studied the composition of shower gels manufacturers you buy in supermarkets? Even if we have removed parabens identified by the general public as toxic, many contain synthetic compounds that may become harmful to us as for the environment. Frankly it does not make you want to use it. So wouldn’t it be better for our health and our savings to wash gently by doing our own? liquid soap ? Nothing easier than fabricate a homemade shower gel ! Discover 7 body shower gel recipes.

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7 easy homemade natural shower gel recipes

1 – Shower gel with Aleppo soap and orange blossom

Ingredients

40 g of grated Aleppo soap

250 ml of mineral water

100 ml of orange blossom water

2 tablespoons of vegetable glycerin

10 drops of grapefruit seed extract

10 drops of orange essential oil

Preparation

In a pot, low heat, warm it up water with grated Aleppo soap and glycerin which will add smoothness to the shower gel and make your skin supple and soft.

Mix.

Remove the pan from the fire.

Let cool

Add orange essential oil.

Mix again either with a spoon or with a blender.

Pour everything into a bottle with a pump cap

2 – Shower gel with Aleppo soap and essential oil

Ingredients

150 grams of grated Aleppo soap

1 liter of water

About 15 to 20 drops of mint or lavender essential oil.

6 tablespoons of glycerin

The glycerin will bring smoothness to the shower gel and make the skin supple and soft.

Aleppo soap contains olive oil which nourishes and softens the skin, bay laurel oil which has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.

Preparation

In a saucepan over low heat, heat water with grated soap.

Add glycerin

Mix the preparation well.

Let cool down

Add the essential oil.

Mix again with a spoon.

Pour into the bottle

Leave to rest.

If the gel seems too thick to you add a little water, if the gel seems too runny add a spoonful of fine salt.

3 – Shower gel with Marseille soap and aloe vera

Ingredients

1 organic Marseille soap of about 150 grams

1 liter of water

2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel, either natural by scraping a leaf or in a tube.

About 15 drops of essential oil.

Preparation

In a saucepan over low heat warm it up water with grated soap

Mix well

Let cool a little off the heat

Add the aloe vera gel

Add the essential oil of honeysuckle, grapefruit or mint according to your preferences.

Mix well either with a blender or with a wooden spoon.

Pour the preparation into a pump bottle.

Leave to rest.

If the preparation is not consistent enough add a pinch of fine salt and shake to mix well.

4 – Shower gel with Marseille soap and essential oil

Ingredients

1 organic Marseille soap of about 200 grams

About 15 to 20 drops of essential oil.

1 liter of water

Preparation

Grate the Marseille soap

Heat the water in a saucepan

As soon as the water is simmering, pour the grated soap

Mix with the wooden spoon

Let cool.

Add the essential oil drops

Pour into the pump bottle using a funnel.

Shake to mix well.

If the shower gel seems too thick, add a little water.

5 – Shower gel with soap, herbal infusion and essential oil

Ingredients

150 grams of mixed soap scraps or organic soap

About 15 to 20 drops of essential oil.

1 liter of infusion

½ teaspoon of pectin

Pectin is naturally present in the seeds, the skin and bark of all fruits and vegetables.

It is used in jams because of its gelling properties.

Preparation

Grate the soap very finely.

Prepare an infusion of tea, thyme or verbena 1 liter.

Filter the infusion.
Aside, save some infusion for later in case the mixture is too thick.

Melt the soap in the remaining infusion, adding ½ teaspoon of powdered pectin.

Stir the preparation well.

Remove the pan from the fire.

Let cool a bit

Add the essential oil of your choice.

Mix again using a wooden spoon or a blender.

Pour everything into a bottle with a pump cap

As it cools, the liquid will turn into jelly.

Add infusion if the jelly seems too thick.

Which essential oil to use?

With thyme infusion, opt for orange essential oil

With a verbena infusion, prefer lemon essential oil

With the tea use the essential oil of honeysuckle or mint.

Warning

To make a shower gel as to make any homemade product, the rules of hygiene must be respected:

Use only utensils that are strictly clean or sterilized.

6 – No-cooking shower gel with liquid soap, honey and sweet almond oil

Ingredients

1 cup of very concentrated neutral washing base (you can find it on the Internet, in pharmacies or organic stores)

3 tablespoons of liquid honey

2 teaspoons of sweet almond oil

1 teaspoon of vitamin E oil (to preserve your preparation). They can be found on the Internet and in organic shops.

15 drops of essential oil of rose, lavender or sandalwood.

Preparation

Fill a pump bottle two-thirds full with basic liquid soap.

Add the honey, sweet almond oil and vitamin E oil, then the essential oil.

Mix with a wooden spoon or a blender.

Pour into the pump bottle.

Leave to rest.

If the shower gel seems too concentrated, dilute it with a little mineral water.

7 – Shower gel with black soap, Marseille soap, sweet almond oil and essential oil

Ingredients

7 tablespoons of black soap

70 g grated Marseille soap

1 tablespoon of sweet almond oil

1 liter of water

6 tablespoons of glycerin

10 drops of essential oil

Preparation

On low heat, heat the water in a saucepan

As soon as the water is simmering, pour in the grated soap and the black soap

Mix with the wooden spoon

Let the preparation cool

Add glycerin, sweet almond oil then the essential oil drops

Shake with a spoon or blender to mix well

Using a funnel, pour into the pump bottle

Let stand

If the shower gel seems too thick, add a little water.

On the contrary, if it is too liquid, add a pinch of salt.

7 easy homemade shower gel recipes

What essential oil for your shower gel

– Bergamot essential oil

Bergamot essential oil is suitable for everyone: men, women, children.

This oil which brings a lot of freshness has a purifying effect, regulating sebum.

Honeysuckle essential oil

The essential oil of honeysuckle with green and fresh notes is suitable for all: men, women, children.

It is ideal for the skin. It is even used to treat abrasions and skin edema.

Lemongrass essential oil

The essential oil of lemongrass with a refreshing scent, has a calming, purifying, antiseptic effect, lemongrass oil can relieve muscle pain and inflammation.

We sell organic lemongrass essential oil at Boutique Toutpratique

Eucalyptus essential oil

Organic globular eucalyptus essential oil is suitable for the whole family.

It has insecticidal, disinfectant, antibacterial, expectorant, decongestant, anti viral and anti fungal properties.

We sell eucalyptus essential oil at Boutique Toutpratique

Lavender essential oil

With a slightly sweet scent of flowers, lavender essential oil has calming and relaxing properties for the muscles.

We sell lavender essential oil at Boutique Toutpratique

Mint essential oil

Mint essential oil has both invigorating and calming virtues.

It is also endowed with healing and purifying power.

Orange essential oil

From orange zest, organic orange essential oil is recognized for its calming and purifying properties.

We sell organic orange essential oil at Boutique Toutpratique

Grapefruit essential oil

This essential oil with anti cellulite virtues, is ideal for improving skin with pimples and water retention problems.

We sell organic grapefruit essential oil at Boutique Toutpratique

Rose essential oil

More used by women than by men because of its delicious smell, this oil makes you happy.

It is revitalizing, regenerating and healing and firming.

Sandalwood essential oil

This oil with a powerful and pleasant scent has the reputation of being an aphrodisiac.

But also it has a firming effect on the skin.

Storage of natural homemade shower gel

Like all homemade products, natural shower gel can not be stored for more than a year.

Shake the bottle before using it.

Throw them away if they start to emit an unpleasant odor or if their color changes.

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