Best Homemade Olive Oil Body Wash Recipes With Essential Oils

Here are my go-to homemade olive oil body wash recipes that are organic and super easy to make.

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Getting a decent bath after coming home from a long day feels so refreshing. It is everybody’s desire to accompany a bath with a good body wash or a shower gel.

Although bar soaps are common, they are not in any close comparison with the sweet aroma and rich lathering foam one gets by using a shower gel.

For many people, these shower gels also referred to as body washes are much better and more alluring in nature.

A DIY olive oil body wash is not different. It gives you all the richness and luxury you will need.

Best foaming DIY olive oil body wash

Knowing how to make this shower gel from home is an added benefit, you will not have to go to the drugstore or and beauty shop.

This homemade olive oil body wash will be pure and fit, as you want it to be. You will be able to twist and improve the recipe for your own goodness.

Olive Oil Body Wash Benefits

1. Olive oil is a great natural moisturizer.

This fact alone will get your skin in the best state and condition.

The feeling of dryness after stepping out of a bathing session can be frustrating.

2. With it being a natural product derived from pure natural ingredients, the richness of all the components used to make this body wash will nourish your skin.

You will feel and see great changes to the general look of your skin.

3. Since it is proven to have a good number of vitamins and antioxidants.

These ones will protect your skin from a lot of damage. These potent benefits will also play a good role in slowing down your skin aging process to some extent.

4. This Body wash is homemade, the chances of it having any allergenic bits and chemicals in the products are zero.

This makes it safe for use throughout the seasons.

5. It is a cost-effective product.

When compared to other drugstore body wash products with the same ingredients, this homemade gel is a good money-saving skincare product.

6. Lastly, even though the homemade olive oil body wash may lack the beautiful and unique aroma you get from store-bought versions.

It is worth making for the many other benefits it comes with.

DIY Foaming Olive Oil Body Wash Recipe With Essential Oils

This recipe is very easy to follow. All you will need to make a body wash with olive oil are a few natural ingredients from your grocery store to get you going. Read on to get the complete recipe details of this amazing homemade product.

Things you will need

  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup liquid castile soap
  • A few drops of essential oil (your preferred choice)

1. Raw/Organic Honey

Honey is a great ingredient here because of its amazing skin benefits. Feel free to use either raw or organic honey to make this body wash.

This naturally occurring ingredient hydrates and soothes the skin without any effort.

Its remarkable bacterial properties heal several skin infections.

2. Organic Virgin Olive Oil

This oil is another great ingredient with a lot of skin-nourishing benefits. I recommend using organic virgin olive oil for maximum skin nourishment.

3. Liquid Castile Soap

This liquid castile soap is required because it adds cleansing efficacy to the final product.

Castile soap is processed from simple plant oils that are safe. People with sensitive skin can conveniently use it. It also helps oily and acne-prone skin types.

This soap naturally possesses some good antibacterial properties. It makes it perfect for different skin types and general cleaning of the skin to remove dirt and bacteria without causing dryness.

4. Essential Oils

This body wash mix can be made using different essential oils. Use quality pure essential oils for your body wash but put only one oil for every recipe.

They boost the mood and smell of your shower gel, but keen to add just a few drops of these oils to your soap mixture. Too much oil will spoil the overall product.

You can choose to use peppermint oil or rosemary oil because of their antibacterial properties.

You can also choose to use Lavender essential oil for its great calming effect.

How to Prepare the Foaming Body Wash


  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup liquid castile soap
  • A few drops of essential oil (your preferred choice)


  1. Get a big glass bowl for this purpose
  2. Using a large spoon, thoroughly Mix Olive Oil and your choice Essential oil together
  3. Now add all the other ingredients to the bowl and mix until they are well combined
  4. Pour the final mixture into a glass jar or a good mason jar with a lid. Close the jar and put it away.

Voila! Your olive oil shower gel is ready for use.

Store it in a cool dry place, away from direct sunlight.

Note: Since this shower gel will last for a long time, you can choose to make it in small bits using different essential oils.

Simple Olive Oil Body Scrub Recipe

This method gives a much more organic body wash and is much easier to prepare.

You do not require any soap base in this recipe. This makes it more of a body scrub than a lathering shower gel.

Ingredients needed:

  • Organic olive oil
  • Pure Essential Oil
  • Sugar
  • Some lemon juice

How to prepare it:

  1. Just like the other recipe, mix Olive oil and the preferred essential oil first
  2. Add two spoonfuls of sugar. Use a spoon to mix and somewhat dissolve the sugar as much as possible
  3. Add about a tablespoon of lemon juice and mix everything well and you are done.
  4. You can apply this to your body using a washcloth and scrub all the necessary areas.

How to Use this Homemade Olive Oil Body Wash

The most convenient way to use this homemade body wash to cleanse and wash your body is by the use of a washcloth.

  • Damp the washcloth with water and squeeze out any excess. The aim is to get it wet and not dripping wet.
  • Pour a generous amount of the shower gel on this wet cloth. The wetness helps it absorb the body to wash more easily and lather up faster.
  • Use the cloth to wash your body in circular or up and down motions (whichever works well for you).
  • The foam will effectively cleanse your body by removing dirt, impurities, and any excess and unnecessary body oils.
  • Afterward, rinse your whole body with water and enjoy the smooth perfect feeling of your refreshed skin.

The 5 Best Olive Oil Body Washes to Buy

This DIY olive oil body wash recipe will serve you and your family well. You can even choose to make some for your friends and family as a kind gesture or gift. It works as great as a shower gel

If you enjoyed reading this article, let me know in the comment section below. Also, feel free to share this knowledge with friends and family.

References: 1, 2, 3, 4.

Homemade Olive Oil Body Wash & Body Scrub Recipes

Last update on 2021-09-25 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

2 thoughts on “Best Homemade Olive Oil Body Wash Recipes With Essential Oils”

  1. Brianna

    I would like to make the first recipe. I have all the ingredients. But these recipes have no measurements. I don’t know how much I need of each item I need to create the final product. Could you send me measurements please.

    1. Maria Anderson

      Hello Brianna, sorry for the late response. There has been a lot happening and I could not catch up with this feedback on time. And sorry again for the oversight, I didn’t give measurements for the olive oil body wash ingredients.
      Here is what I use. Ingredients:
      2/3 cup honey
      1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
      1 cup unscented castile soap
      A few drops of essential oil (your preferred choice)

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