In 2020, the DYI (do it yourself) community has growing by a large scale. Especially during the quarantine, where millions of people are stuck at home. It has definitely given consumers more time to DIY projects like homemade body cleanser. This is great for those who always wanted to invest more time into DIY activities, but didn’t have the time when things were ‘normal’. One project that many consumers are curious about is homemade body cleansers and body wash. Can you make body cleansers at home? You sure can! Before we get into homemade body cleanser instructions, let’s first go over the essential ingredients you will need to use. 

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Homemade Body Cleanser Ingredients


Liquid Castile Soap

Castile soap is a vegetable-based cleanser that has no synthetic ingredients or animal fats. It is non-toxic and extremely versatile. Castile soap is often used in shampoos, body wash products, and even window cleaners. We recommend using pure castile soap that is unscented, but you can use a scented variation if you’d like. This ingredient will help your homemade body cleanser get lathery. A quick internet search will guide you on where you can purchase this special soap. We found the pricing to range anywhere from $5 to $30+, depending on volume and brand.

Manuka Honey

The antibacterial and medicinal properties of honey, especially manuka honey, have been well known for ages. The benefits of honey work on both the skin, and inside the body, making it a versatile natural product. Only use raw, unfiltered honey for this project. A small 8 oz jar will cost somewhere around $25 to $35. Be sure to verify that it’s real manuka honey before purchasing as there are lots of falsely advertised honeys out there.

Essential Oils

Essential oils are great for varying skin conditions. You can pick whatever essential oils you would like, but we recommend lavender, frankincense, or sandalwood. Here is a great article that goes over the different oils and which might be best for your body wash recipe.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E oil is an antioxidant that is also contains anti-inflammatory properties. It helps with the protection and repair of our skin. We encourage those who live in harsh conditions (extreme heat or cold) to use a little extra. A small liquid bottle of Vitamin E is about ten bucks.

Carrier Oil

A carrier oil does what its name implies. Carrier oils break down harder to absorb substances, and “carries” them into our bodies safely. Although grapeseed oil is more popular to use, we recommend coconut oil. Not only is it an amazing carrier oil, but also has been shown to aid the skin in certain conditions like eczema. Coconut oil has also been shown to have UV blocking benefits.



  • 1/4 cup of manuka honey
  • 2/3 cup of liquid castile soap
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon vitamin E
  • 30-50 drops of essential oils
  • 2 teaspoons of carrier oil 


Mixing Directions

Mix all of these ingredients into a bottle. A plastic workout bottle with a twist on cap works well. Shake the contents firmly for approximately 30 seconds. Then, squirt the cleanser onto a soft rag or towel, and proceed to apply. Please shake vigorously for at least 5 seconds before each use. 


An Alternative to DIY Homemade Body Cleanser

Although making your own homemade body cleanser or body wash may be a fun project, it isn’t sustainable for everybody in the long run. At some point, the process of buying several items to make the cleanser becomes taxing. Expenses add up for honey and castile soap, and DIY projects typically involves a bit of a mess. If you are interested in healthy, non-toxic, organic body cleansing, look no further than The Wipery’s Cleansing Cloths.

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The Wipery’s 12″ X 8” cleansing cloths contain real manuka honey, soothing aloe, chamomile, cucumber, and are enriched with vitamin E. As previously mentioned, mankua honey is very potent and powerful. It provides anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial elements while helping to balance the pH levels of the skin. Aloe, chamomile, cucumber, and vitamin E all work together to refresh, cleanse, revitalize, heal, and protect your skin.

Our cleansing cloths are alcohol-free and paraben-free so those with sensitive skin can utilize them with no worries. We decided to use manuka honey in place of alcohol to help you avoid that dried out feeling alcohol leaves behind.  



Good for the Environment

Our products are also bio-degradable. Many of the wipes on the market now are bad for the environment. Not only that, but they also tend to cause damage to septic tanks because they take decades upon decades to break down. We do not recommend flushing our cleansing cloths down the toilet, but our wipes are engineered to disperse in water none the less. 

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Bigger Size=More Value


Our extra large dispersible cloths give you more bang for your buck. They are much larger than other wipes, which means you can use less of them to get the job done. Instead of buying small wipes for crazy prices, or stocking up on ingredients to make your own homemade body cleanser, think efficiently. The bigger the size the better the value. 


Who Needs Body Wash Wipes?

You do! This is the era of the busy professional. You have yoga class after working a long day and don’t want to walk in there smelling ripe. Or possibly, you have to go to your kid’s soccer game after running some errands. There’s even the consumer that feels dirty while traveling, like on a long flight, and needs to tidy up in the restroom. Our wipes are perfect for you! They are disposable and effective. Smell great and feel fresh and clean while on the go!


Homemade Body Cleanser Conclusion

Yes, it can be refreshing and cool to make your own homemade body wash. You can build it just how you like it with special essential oils and vitamins. We encourage the experience. If you have the time, and the money, go do it! However, The Wipery provides a luxury product for a bargain. Clean your body with the healing, cleansing, and protective power of manuka honey. Bathe your skin in the antioxidant glory of vitamin E and aloe. Refresh your pores with a kiss of chamomile and cucumber for a fraction of the price. The choice is yours.