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Homemade Shower Gel with Orange Essential Oil

By Dr. Josh Axe

June 25, 2018

Making your own DIY personal products has a number of perks. You can not only save money, but, more importantly, you can feel confident about exactly what ingredients are going onto your skin. This homemade shower gel incorporates only natural ingredients like orange essential oil, shea butter, coconut oil and jojoba oil to nourish and moisturize your skin. Why wait to make the switch?

Homemade Shower Gel with Orange Essential Oil

Serves: About 10 ounces

Time: 10 minutes

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 tablespoons shea butter

  • 1 tablespoon jojoba oil

  • 1 tablespoon almond oil

  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil

  • 1/4 cup castile soap

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable glycerin

  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum

  • 1/4 cup warm water distilled water

  • 12 drops orange essential oil

DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a small pan on the stove, slowly melt the shea butter in the distilled water over low heat

  2. Add the jojoba, almond and coconut oils. Blend well using an immersion hand blender.

  3. Pour blended oils into a heat-safe bowl.

  4. Add the xanthan gum and allow it to sit for 1–2 minutes.

  5. Next, add the castile soap and blend.

  6. Add the glycerin and sweet orange essential oil. Blend well.

  7. The mixture should be creamy and thick. Pour it into a dispenser.

  8. Use within a few weeks.

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