Homemade Citrus Body Wash with Essential Oils

“Live life naturally”. It’s a broad statement encompassing a lot of different lifestyle choices. While thinking of the name for Root + Revelry, I wanted to include the notion of living life naturally in every way possible. People generally think of food, fitness and even mental state of mind when asked what this means to them. But let’s fact it, this phrase is a huge umbrella for a lot of things! Today, I share with you one quick and easy was to live a more holistic lifestyle with my Citrus Body Wash. 

Making your own bathroom toiletries is incredibly easy and it’s nice to be able to choose your favorite scents! I am not bashing all store brought brands by any means. I am simply sharing a quick and easy alternative if you, like myself, question the ingredients in the conventional products.  Why not reduce the amount of chemicals your body is exposed to day in and day out? 


Our skin is like a sponge and it absorbs every ounce of product we apply to it. Have you ever wondered what those mystery ingredients are in your everyday body care products? Me too. I made it a conscious effort to switch my everyday skincare products to natural alternatives that I can make in my own home without harmful additives, preservatives and artificial fragrances. Today I will share with you my favorite Body Wash recipe to nourish your skin and leave you feeling good about what you’re using on your precious body! 


The ingredients used in the Body Wash each have their own job. Below are the 5 ingredients and their specific benefits:

Castille Soap: Contains only vegetable-based ingredients. It contains no synthetic fragrances and is biodegradable. This is the foaming/lathering agent in the body wash. 

Vegetable Glycerin: Several cleansing properties with acne clearing power. It will tone and brighten the skin! It also helps the skin retain water. Again, moisturizing:) 

Coconut Milk: Smells amazing and also adds high moisturizing power to the mis!

Fractionated Coconut Oil: Coconut oil without the fat adding to its shelf life. It penetrates the skin to nourish, moisturize and soften. Sometimes I even just apply straight fractionated coconut oil to my arms because they get super dry. It’s an instant fix!

Essential Oils: Lemon essential oil is a natural stringent and also helps even skin tone. Melaleuca essential oil is highly effective as a natural acne remedy and helps reduce skin inflammation. Grapefruit essential oil helps cleanse the body and also smells fabulous to give you a burst of energy! 


I have noticed such a positive difference in my skin since using this highly moisturizing body wash. Plus, these homemade versions even provide you with a great lather. Doesn’t everyone love that when washing up? 


  • A Glass Jar with Pump (I bought mine from Amazon in a pack of 6)
  • 1/2 Cup Castille Soap
  • 1/4 Cup Coconut Milk
  • 5 Tbsp. Vegetable Glycerin
  • 4 Tbsp. Fractionated Coconut Oil
  • 20 Essential Oils (I use Lemon, Grapefruit and Melaleucea)


Simply combine all ingredients in the glass jar and give a good mix! 

Note: the mixture will naturally separate after sitting. Before using it, give the bottle a good shake to make sure you are getting the benefit of all the ingredients. Enjoy! 


Are there any other skincare products people are curious about making on their own? Comment below to let me know!

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