This homemade shower gel for super soft and healthy skin is the product of a failed attempt to make my own shampoo! 🙂 Well, the best things have been invented by accident. And as a shower gel it is absolutely amazing! My legs always used to pretty dry, but since using this shower gel I haven´t applied moisturizing cream once!
Before diving in to how to make your own homemade shower gel for super soft and healthy skin, I want to explain a few things to the ingredients:
Camomile has anti-inflammatory properties and helps wounds to heal.
Peppermint is antiseptic, helps improve blood flow and protects the skin from spots.
Rosemary has also got antiseptic properties and helps to revitalize your skin.
Lavender is antiseptic, repels insects such as mosquitoes and it´s scent has a calming effect on your mind.
Lemon grass not only repels mosquitoes, it has cleansing and antiseptic properties and it helps your skin and tissue to re-gain firmness.
Almond oil: Careful! It needs to be sweet almond oil, not bitter almond oil!!!
Almond oil is high in minerals and vitamins A, B, D and E. It is very good for dry skin, regulates greasy skin, reduces signs of skin ageing and makes the skin feel soft and smooth.
Coconut oil is rich in minerals, vitamins and anti-oxidants. It has ant-bacterial properties, leaves any skin soft and smooth, moisturizes dry skin, works against spots, protects and makes skin firm.
Marseille soap helps to neutralize the PH of your skin.
Argan oil soap:
Argan oil is ideal for all skin types as it helps the skin to regulate back to it´s natural state. It keeps skin healthy and firm, plus it´s got anti-inflammatory properties.
Okay, so now I explained why I used those ingredients, let´s get started!
Homemade shower gel for super soft and healthy skin
One more thing before I begin: I don´t know how it reacts to sensitive skin, so try carefully first! Somme of the ingredients could lead to skin irritations.
Same counts for possible allergic reactions: please try a little amount first to see if you are! And if you know you are suffering from allergies, asthma, heart problems, skin conditions etc. please check with your doctor before trying this recipe!
What you need to make this homemade shower gel for super soft and healthy skin:
Please note that all ingredients used are natural! I just don´t write it to everything.
- 250 ml water,
- A pot or kettle,
- 1 tbsp rosemary leaves,
- 1 tbsp peppermint leaves,
- A tea bag camomile,
- A bowl,
- 10 g / 2 tbsp Marseille soap, like this one
- 5 g / 1 tbsp argan oil soap, I used this brand (I couldn´t find the argan oil one there, sorry. Will update when it comes)
- A grater or kitchen knife,
- A strainer,
- 1 tbsp almond oil, like this one
- 1 tbsp hard coconut oil, (in other words, not liquid) like this one
- 10 drops lemongrass essential oil, here is a set containing all 3 if you are just starting out
- 5 drops tea tree essential oil,
- 5 drops lavender essential oil and
- A glass jar or an old shower gel bottle.
I have not put links to products in bulk on purpose. In my opinion, bulk buying is only worth it, if you then use all of it. So, try first and then you can still buy bigger later on.
Bring the water to boil and pour it in the bowl. Add the tea bag, rosemary leaves and peppermint leaves.
Let soak for about 15 minutes. In the meantime grate the soaps or use a kitchen knife to grate off small pieces. Make sure the pieces are small, so they dissolve easily.
Add the soaps and the coconut oil and mix to dissolve them totally. Once the soaps are dissolved, filter the mix through a strainer.
Note: if the soaps don´t dissolve properly, the mix is probably too cold already. Place your bowl over a pot with water without it touching the water. Put it on your cooker at medium heat to warm everything up again. Take carefully off once everything is dissolved.
Let cool down to room temperature. Then add all the oils and stir well.
Fill the mix into a glass jar or an old shower gel bottle and let cool totally for about 12 hours before using it.
Congratulations! You´ve just managed to do your own homemade shower gel for super soft and healthy skin!
Noticed, it changed colour over night? It now has a more gel-like consistency. Little warning: it feels a bit slimy, but you should get used to it.
Shake well before every use!
One last note that might be interesting: I´ve had a toe nail ingrown at the bottom and was thinking of having to go to see a doctor. After starting to use this shower gel, not only my skin felt so extremely soft that for weeks I couldn´t stop myself from stroking over it. The toe nail came out and is slowly moving up now! I as well noticed that my feet feel super soft and free of old skin without me removing anything.
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