NOTE: This article has multiple DIY: Natural Glitter, Bath and Shower Gel Recipes . To make it easier to navigate, use the Table of Contents button to your right!
No matter the season, these easy-to-make, all-natural gels are a great way to cleanse and pamper your skin. Make some for yourself and your friends; poured into a pretty bottle, these shower gels would be a great gift, too.
Scented Shower Gel
- 1/2 cup unscented shampoo
- 1/4 cup water
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 15 drops fragrance oil
- food coloring ( optional)
Pour shampoo into a bowl and add the water. Stir until its well mixed add the salt and fragrance.
Suggestions for scents:
- Kiwi extract
- Raspberry extract
- Strawberry extract
- Coconut extract
- Vanilla extract
Mix and match or use one alone. I personally like the raspberry and vanilla mix…smells so good!
Make Your Own Cool Shower Gel
- 1/2 cup herbal shampoo (look for one that is detergent-free; avoid labels that list any variation of “sodium lauryl Sulfate”)
- 1/4 to 3/4 cup water
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 8 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
- 2 tablespoons Aloe Vera gel
Blend all the ingredients thoroughly, adjusting the amount of water to get the desired consistency. Pour into a bottle or jar. Place a dab of this cooling gel in your hand to use instead of Soap.
Formula may be doubled or tripled to make extra for gifts. And please be sure to use pure Peppermint Essential Oil, not a fragrance oil.
Oatmeal Bath Gel Recipe
To make a creamy bath gel, mix 1/4 cup dry oatmeal and 1 tsp. honey with enough milk to make it a paste. Put in the microwave for a few seconds to warm up and then use.
Peach Shower Gel Recipe
- 3/4 cup distilled water
- 1/4 cup shampoo concentrate and 1 teaspoon table salt OR
- 1/2 cup unscented shampoo and 1 1/2 teaspoon table salt
- 1 tablespoon apricot kernel oil
- 15 drops peach fragrance oil
- 5 drops vitamin E oil (2 oil capsules)
- 1 drop orange food coloring (optional)
Get your dried, organic herbs, organic essential oils, bulk spices, loose leaf organic teas and aromatherapy supplies at the place where we shop – StarWest Botanicals!
Warm water and pour into a ceramic bowl. Add remaining of ingredients, stirring well until blended and thick. Pour into squeeze bottle and close.
Make Your Own Fun (and Natural) Glitter Gel
This is a fun recipe to make with your teen daughter. It seems every girl loves a neat glitter gel and this one is awesome and non-toxic!
- 3 tbl. flax seed
- 1 cup water
- Mica pigment or non-toxic glitter
- Fragrance oil or Essential oil of choice
Mix seed and water and bring to a boil, remove, strain, allow to cool, add the glitter and scent. Strain it quickly because it gels very fast.
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Grape Seed Extract
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COLLACTIVE Marine Collagen and Elastin Polypeptides
From the age of 25, your body depletes collagen at approximately 1.5 percent each year. By the time you reach 45, you will have lost 30 percent of your body’s collagen.
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How do wrinkles form?
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