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DIY lemongrass body wash

Patricia Conte has a background in marketing communications and works as an independent writer. In 2010, she was given the opportunity to combine her love of writing and food when she started as a contributing writer for the Food channel...

Shower power!

You’ll look forward to spring showers when you have this invigorating body wash to use!

Shower power!

It is April, after all, and with it comes showers! This is a lovely body wash perfect for your spring showers. Lemongrass is an energizing scent that will put a spring in your step!

We used Kirk's Original Coco Castile Soap for this DIY lemongrass body wash. Castile soap is made with 100-percent pure plant oils (no animal fats). It is gentle, biodegradable, hypoallergenic and is not tested on animals. Kirk's has been around for 175 years and is multi-functional (great for simplifying your personal and home care). You can use it to wash your hair, your hands and to help keep pests out of your garden.

This lemongrass body wash is thinner than store-bought washes you may be used to showering with, but you won’t mind (though you may want to use a container with a spout). Not only is this body wash cost effective (three bars of this castile soap cost us about $4) and easy to make, but the glycerin will help you retain moisture, and the lemongrass essential oil will give you a fresh start to your day. Store this body wash in a plastic container (recycle some of your empty shampoo and conditioner containers to use to store your body wash).

If you are pregnant, you should not use essential oils. For facts and safety information of essential oils and aromatherapy, check out the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy.

DIY lemongrass body wash


  • 1. 4-ounce bar soap, grated
  • 2 – 3 cups distilled water
  • 1 tablespoon glycerin
  • 10 drops lemongrass essential oil, more or less as desired


  1. Grate the bar soap.
  2. Add the grated soap to the water in a large saucepan and bring to a boil.
  3. Turn off the heat, add the glycerin and stir.
  4. Add the essential oil to the mixture and allow it to cool before pouring into your container.

You’ll look forward to your next shower!

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