DIY Shea Butter Body Wash


Making your own shea butter body wash is a great way to customize your skincare routine and benefit from the moisturizing properties of shea butter.



  • 1 cup liquid castile soap (unscented or your preferred scent)
  • ¼ cup shea butter
  • 1 tablespoon jojoba oil or apricot kernel oil
  • 10-20 drops of your favorite essential oil (optional for fragrance)
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable glycerin (optional for added moisture)


  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the shea butter in short intervals until it becomes soft and easily mixable.
  2. Add the liquid castile soap, sweet almond oil (or jojoba oil), and vegetable glycerin (if using) to the melted shea butter. Mix well until all the ingredients are combined.
  3. If desired, add 10-20 drops of your preferred essential oil for a pleasant scent. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Transfer the mixture to a bottle or container suitable for use in the shower. A pump bottle or squeeze bottle works well.
  5. Shake the bottle before each use to ensure the ingredients are evenly distributed.

To Use:

  1. In the shower, wet your body with water.
  2. Take a small amount of the DIY shea butter body wash in your hands or a loofah.
  3. Apply the body wash to your body, working it into a lather.
  4. Gently massage the lather onto your skin, paying attention to areas that need extra moisture or cleansing.
  5. Rinse off thoroughly with warm water.
  6. Follow with your regular moisturizer or body lotion to lock in moisture.

This DIY shea butter body wash provides a gentle cleansing experience while moisturizing and nourishing your skin. The shea butter and oils help to replenish and hydrate, while the essential oil adds a delightful fragrance. Adjust the amount of essential oil based on your preference for scent strength.

Remember to store the body wash in a cool, dry place and use it within a few months. Enjoy the benefits of this homemade body wash, which can leave your skin feeling clean, soft, and nourished.

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