Coconut Almond Body Wash

DIY Body Wash | With Lovely,It’s really satisfying to make something you can use every day. This super easy DIY body wash is made with just two ingredients, looks like Swiss meringue, and smells like heaven. 

And it makes your skin feel like silk. And it doubles as a moisturizing hand wash (great for post-dish washing). And it triples as a 2-in-1 shampoo/conditioner for dry ends. Yeah, it’s pretty magical. DIY Body Wash | With Lovely,Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Heat coconut oil in the microwave in 10-second intervals until soft but solid, about 10-30 seconds depending on how cold the coconut oil was. Note: if you live somewhere very warm, the coconut oil may already be soft and will not need any heating. If you overheat the coconut oil and it turns to liquid, just freeze it for a few minutes (about 10) until it solidifies a bit.
  2. Combine ingredients in a stand mixer (or a large bowl) and mix on a high speed with the whisk attachment (or electric beater) until it reaches a mousse-like consistency and forms soft peaks. 
  3. Transfer to a jar or tupperware container.
  4. Warn your boyfriend that it’s not edible (mine tried to lick the bowl!)

My bathroom is quickly becoming filled with DIY scrubs and masks and things, and I’m loving each and every one of them. I hope you are too! DIY Coconut Almond Body Wash | With Lovely,

 

 

With Lovely,

K

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23 Comments on Coconut Almond Body Wash

  1. Carmen
    JunJun/ThuThu/2013 at 2:58 pm (4 years ago)

    That looks amazing! I want to fill my bathroom with homemade goodies too ^^

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  2. Gail Boyes
    JunJun/MonMon/2013 at 5:20 pm (4 years ago)

    This looks like a great idea.

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  3. Elle
    AugAug/ThuThu/2013 at 3:02 am (4 years ago)

    Hi, this looks amazing, for those of us that are international readers could you please provide further info on Dr. Bronner’s sweet almond soap? I searched it on Amazon and found a bar but it doesn’t seem like this is what you’re using? Could you possible post a link of it on Amazon? I would really like to make this. Thank you.

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  4. Patti Simon
    AugAug/SunSun/2013 at 9:36 pm (4 years ago)

    does it stay “fluffy” or do yo have to use it right away?

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    • With Lovely,
      SepSep/TueTue/2013 at 6:29 pm (4 years ago)

      Hi Patti! It depends on the temperature – if you store it in a cool, dry place it will stay fluffy, but if it gets too warm and starts to melt it will be a bit more solid. If that does happen, you can still use it with a loofah or bath cloth.

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  5. Lace
    OctOct/FriFri/2013 at 12:03 am (4 years ago)

    Would the lavender soap be the same? My daughter is very allergic to almonds.

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    • With Lovely,
      OctOct/FriFri/2013 at 3:37 am (4 years ago)

      You could use any of Dr. Bronner’s castile soaps! They’ll smell a bit different, but I think the lavender would still smell nice. The baby mild liquid soap is unscented, so that would make the body wash smell most coconut-y.

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  6. Marti
    DecDec/SatSat/2013 at 3:43 pm (4 years ago)

    I have coconut oil but it is solid. Do I need to use a liquid oil or can I warm up this one?

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    • With Lovely,
      DecDec/SatSat/2013 at 11:45 pm (4 years ago)

      Hi Marti! You can just heat the coconut oil in the microwave for 10-second intervals until it’s soft but not liquid. The full heating time will depend on how cold the coconut oil is, but it will probably take between 10-30 seconds total. I’ve added this to the instructions as well – I made this in the summer, so it was soft due to the warmth, but most people will need to heat the coconut oil this time of year. Thanks for asking!

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  7. Danielle
    JanJan/SunSun/2014 at 2:14 am (4 years ago)

    Yes!! Thank you for sharing this. I have recently gotten into castile soap and was looking for better ways (vs just diluting the soap in water) to make products out of this amazing stuff.

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    • With Lovely,
      JanJan/SunSun/2014 at 7:52 am (4 years ago)

      You’re very welcome, Danielle! You could also try adding a couple of tablespoons of castile soap to sugar scrub bars or sugar scrub (there are a few on my site if you’re interested – try putting “sugar scrub” in the search bar). Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Nina
    FebFeb/SatSat/2014 at 6:25 pm (4 years ago)

    I made a batch of this a while ago and just ran out (oh no!). I used the lavender liquid Dr. Bonner’s soap and it smelled heavenly. And when I say “heavenly”, I mean Hea… Ven… Ly! I kept it in a jar in my shower and it did sort of get liquidy over time (probably from heating up and cooling down so many times), but it still worked wonderfully. I have incredibly dry skin, but with this stuff I just pat dry with a towel after showering and go – don’t need to put lotion on at all. I also use it on my feet before bed so my heels don’t dry out in the night (sit on edge of tub, get feet wet, smooth body wash all over feet, rinse, pat dry, bedtime). Fabulous stuff – looking forward to making more this afternoon. Thank you so much for the recipe!
    FYI: I get my Dr. Bronner’s soaps at Whole Foods – they have every “flavor” in liquid and bar form.

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    • With Lovely,
      FebFeb/TueTue/2014 at 12:03 am (4 years ago)

      So glad to hear you liked it, Nina! The lavender sounds great! Thanks for sharing the Whole Foods tip :) I’ll have to check out their selection next time I’m there – I need to make another batch soon too!

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  9. Angela Raum
    JulJul/MonMon/2014 at 9:58 am (3 years ago)

    You can also you fractionated coconut oil. I’ve made this but very thick, can you add water so it turns out like a typical body wash? FYI it doesn’t suds up as much as typical, don’t worry, you don’t need lots of suds to get clean.

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  10. Kim
    FebFeb/SatSat/2015 at 1:56 am (3 years ago)

    Is there a way to keep this “kid safe”…limiting the chance that they dump the whole thing in the bath? I have some almost empty shower gel bottles and was thinking I could use that so they could just take one pump…thoughts?

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    • With Lovely,
      FebFeb/SunSun/2015 at 2:25 am (3 years ago)

      Hi Kim! The consistency is mousse-like and a bit thick for a pump – I’d recommend storing it in a jar with a lid.

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  11. Rosemarie Suda
    MarMar/MonMon/2015 at 1:43 am (3 years ago)

    My coconut oil smells like nothing. What kind of coconut oil do you need to make it smell heavenly?

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    • With Lovely,
      MarMar/TueTue/2015 at 5:23 am (3 years ago)

      Hi Rosemarie! It sounds like you are using a deoderized coconut oil (they have a neutral flavor/scent for cooking) – any non-deoderized coconut oil will have a lovely tropical smell, but I usually use this one

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  12. Ashley
    NovNov/ThuThu/2015 at 10:15 am (2 years ago)

    Hi can you use essential oils in this concoction?

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    • With Lovely,
      NovNov/SatSat/2015 at 10:27 pm (2 years ago)

      Definitely! I would just add a few drops.

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  13. Sarah
    FebFeb/SatSat/2016 at 2:27 am (2 years ago)

    I made some tonight with unscented Castile soap but not the nicest smell to it, need to get some essential oils. But I don’t like the smell of lavender. Can it be used on the face, with or without essential oil in it?

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