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Bath gels address the hygienic problems that are encountered with the use of synthetic products. They combine essential oils, vitamins and fragrances. You will find oatmeal gels to scrub your body or gels with antiperspirants for people who perspire more. Bath gels keep your skin soft and supple and are more hygienic than soap bars which are rubbed over the body. The natural fragrances used in these bath gels can help in relaxing and relieving stress.


Make Your Own Body Gels

Bath gels also include aloe vera for a moisturizing effect if your skin is dry and salt or sugar for exfoliation. Add food coloring if you want to see your gel colored.

The many benefits of essential oils include soothing, healing, repairing, deodorizing or disinfecting the skin.

  • Ylang ylang is the most commonly used essential oil in body gels because of its rich smell.
  • Lavender can help you calm down and soothe your anxieties. It can help you relax and give you undisturbed sleep.
  • Peppermint has a great scent and is also good for getting you up-and-about in the mornings.
  • Tea tree oil has antibacterial properties and is good for acne-prone skin.
  • Lemon is an astringent and helps to improve the tone of the skin.
  • Carrot seed essential oil is great for fighting the effects on the skin caused due to ageing.
  • Geranium promotes blood circulation and tightens the skin.
  • Frankincense is good for skin prone to black acne and has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.

  1. Honey Bath Gel
  • Raw honey is the perfect moisturizer and helps the skin to retain moisture without drying it. Honey can also help in healing blemished skin. Use honey in your natural bath gel to keep your skin smooth and supple.
  • Liquid castile soap can be used instead of the chemical foaming agents. You can opt for either the scented or the unscented castile soaps.

  • Use any oil like jajoba, grapeseed, olive, almond or sweet sesame, which can be easily absorbed by the body for the extra moisturizing effect.
  • Vitamin E oil, an antioxidant, helps to elongate the life of any homemade product. It also aids in repairing and moisturizing.
  • Use any essential oil of your choice in your bath gel to keep your skin smooth and supple.

Mix 2/3rd cup liquid castile soap, 1/4th cup honey, 2 teaspoons oil, 1 teaspoon Vitamin E oil and 50 – 60 drops essential oil and bottle it. Take care to shake it well before each use.

  1. Gelatin Bath Gel

Stir in 1 packet gelatin to ½ cup boiling water. Add ½ cup of baby shampoo slowly and pour the mixture in a bottle. Store the gelatin bath gel in the refrigerator. For fragrance, add 1 teaspoon of any essential oil of your choice.

  1. Herbal Bath Gel

Add ¾ teaspoon salt to ½ cup herbal shampoo and ½ cup water. Stir in 2 tablespoons aloe vera and 8 drops peppermint essential oil. Gradually add more water to get the consistency that you desire. Use this herbal bath gel to give your skin a smooth and supple touch.

  1. Lavender Shower gel

Add two tablespoons milk powder to ¾ cup warm water and stir in ½ cup shampoo and 1 teaspoon salt until the salt has completely dissolved. To this mixture add 10 drops of lavender oil. You can also add 1 drop violet food coloring if you desire color in your bath gel.

  1. Coconut Body wash

This body wash, made of coconut milk, is great for dry skin. Mix 1/3 cup liquid castile soap with ¼ cup coconut milk. Add 10 – 15 drops of your favorite essential oil and shake it well before using it at the end of a tiring day to relax your body.

Our regular bathing routine puts our skin at great risk to the regular exposure to chemical-laden products that we use daily. Most body lotions, shampoos and conditioners contain ingredients some of which are very harmful for the body. Even body soaps and bath gels are made out of toxin materials. In order to protect your skin against the harmful effects of these synthetic products, try out the organic bath gels to keep your skin soft and supple.


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