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homemade body wash in bottle with towels and citrus fruits

Homemade Body Wash

Servings: 0.75 cup wash
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  • Melt shea butter over low heat.
  • Add aloe vera gel and warm together with the shea butter.
  • Add gum and stir well with a whisk.
  • Add the soap base.  Mix well.  I found I had to mix with my immersion blender or in a blender to get the gum completely distributed.  It's not completely necessary, but makes for a more consistent wash.  After blending, your wash will be quite foamy but it will settle in a few hours.
  • After the mixture has cooled, add essential oils (if using).
  • Pour into container of choice.  A funnel comes in handy here.  (I used a super eco-friendly recycled body wash container.)