Have you tried replacing shower gel with solid soap? It has some great benefits, not having to pay for the extra water content, plus the solid soap lasts longer and you can buy it simply without unnecessary packaging. Yet it may not be your go-to option. Are you used to your shower gel and don’t want to give it up? You don’t have to.
For many people, switching to solid natural soap is an easy eco-friendly option for the shower. However, if you prefer the consistency of shower gel, you can make it yourself with just a few ingredients.
Making your own shower gel is not only cost-effective, but it’s also a great way to avoid unnecessary use of plastic and harmful substances commonly found in common shower gels. Plus, you can customise it to your liking by using your preferred essential oils for a refreshing scent!
To make your own shower gel, you will need a few basic ingredients that you can easily find at your local health food store or online.
- 1/2 cup of aloe vera gel, which can be fresh from the plant or purchased at the store
- 1/2 cup of liquid honey
- 1/4 cup of cornstarch
- 1/4 cup of liquid coconut oil
- 3–6 drops of essential oil of your choice (for a pleasant scent) (such as lavender, mint or tea tree oil)
- A glass bottle with a pump or a classic cap, for example from a jam jar
To make the shower gel, mix the aloe vera gel and honey together in a large bowl. Add the cornstarch and coconut oil and mix well. Add a few drops of essential oil of your choice and mix until everything is well combined. Finally, pour the mixture into a glass bottle with a pump or a classic container, such as a jam jar.
Just a friendly reminder, to keep your shower gel fresh, store it in a cool, dry place. It should last for several weeks this way. If you’re not sure if it’s still good to use, just give it a sniff and feel the texture. Trust your senses! ?
GS tip: It is important to mix the mixture thoroughly to ensure that all the ingredients are well combined. Store it ideally at room temperature since the coconut oil can solidify easily. It’s fine for someone who doesn’t like solid soaps, but I’ll stick with “solids”.