How to Make Bath Gel With Castile Soap

Create your own luxurious bath gel.

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Castile soaps, vegetable-based soaps that contain no animal fat and among the more versatile beauty products available, are used in laundry detergent, shampoo, toothpaste and home cleaning products. Castile soap also works as an ingredient in homemade bath gel, saving you the trouble of soaking in gels that contain chemicals such as sodium laureth sulfate and artificial fragrance. Bottle your castile soap bath gels for home use or give them as gifts to family and friends.

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Combine a 1/2 cup of unscented castile soap with a 1/4 cup of water and 3/4 tsp. of sea salt in an 8-oz. jar or plastic bottle. Look for "baby mild" versions of castile soap, as these are generally unscented as well as easy on sensitive skin.


Add 3 drops of pure vitamin E oil to the jar or container for extra moisturizing power.


Pour 8 to 10 drops of assorted essential oils into the bath gel. Stick with one essential oil such as grapefruit or rose geranium, or combine several essential oils that blend well, such as lavender, eucalyptus and lemon. Which oils you choose or blend depends on what you are making the bath gel for--whether for relaxation or to help combat a cold.


Seal the container or jar of bath gel. Shake the contents well before use.

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Add assorted essential oils to unscented bottles of castile soap to make scented body washes.

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References"Happy Living" magazine: How to Make Your Own Scented Bath GelDr. Bronner's Magic Soaps: FAQsNatural Health Information Centre: Dangers of Sodium Laureth SulfateResourcesDr. Bronner's Magic Soaps: Baby Mild Liquid SoapsAroma Thyme: Essential Oil RecipesPhoto Credit Thinkstock/Comstock/Getty ImagesRead Next:

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