Basically, a body wash is simply liquid soap. A commercial body wash is a variety of liquid soap that usually contains moisturizers and perfumes. In some, other chemicals are included to add the colors and the special scents.
Some of these ingredients are hard to come by (and consequently, expensive) which make some commercial body washes expensive as well. In contrast, an organic body wash is simply a cleansing soap and moisturizer with no other artificial elements. It can even be made at home.
Bar soaps / Liquid soaps
For the average guy, a regular bar soap is the best agent for body cleansing. A liquid soap does the same – removing dirt and bacteria from the skin.
However, most soaps (bar or liquid), especially deodorant and lye soaps, also remove the body’s oils without replacement. The skin becomes dry and needs a moisturizer to bring it back to its natural state.
An organic body wash does the same (removing dirt and bacteria). However, aside from the soap ingredients, it also has moisturizers. The body wash leaves the moisturizer on the skin to help bring back the natural oils that had been naturally removed by the soaping action.
These days, there is a glut of choices of soap in the market – bars, liquid soaps, and commercial body washes. However, people tend to go for natural and chemical-free body treatment products nowadays.
Organic body wash cleans and washes the body that leaves one refreshed and hydrated.
However, if you have bathed and moisturized after and still feel dry and chafed, you might need to see a dermatologist rather than switch to another body wash.
For people who have the inclination, making one’s own organic body wash is not as complicated as it sounds. The top choice is castile soap because it is made from olive oil, a natural moisturizer.
Because it is homemade, you can adjust your own specifics by adding more moisturizers, perhaps, or adding some color and scents to it. For moisturizers, you can any of these – cocoa butter, avocado oil, jojoba oil or almond oil.
For scents, add your favorite essential oils after making sure it is safe for skin use. Any vegetable-based food color can be used to put a little tint into your organic body wash.
Clean any old body wash or shampoo plastic container to store your homemade body wash.
These days, there are many advertising claims on the qualities of bar soaps, body washes, shower gels and liquid soaps. Some of them can be misleading. The best move is to know your own skin type and making your choice from there.
You need to exactly know whether your skin is dry, oily, or sensitive. You would then know what type of organic body wash to use and the proper combination of ingredients, if you intend to make it yourself.