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Easy Aromatherapy Shower Gel Recipe

I was torn on what title to give this recipe because this recipe isn't made from scratch, and I'm not trying to be misleading. Making a liquid shower gel base from scratch can be quite complex and can take quite a bit of experimentation. Instead, we begin by working with an unscented shower gel base and add essential oils. Very easy!

Ingredients

Aromatherapy Shampoo Recipe
  • 7 fl. ounces Unscented Shower Gel Base (sellers of natural products and aromatherapy products sometimes sell SLS-free unscented shower gel)
  • 50 drops of Lavender Essential Oil

Directions

Heed the safety precautions for each essential oil that you use and avoid essential oils that are contraindicated for anyone in your household that may use the shampoo.

Add about 7 fl. oz. of Unscented Shower Gel Base to a mixing bowl and blend in your essential oil. Mix very well. Use a funnel to pour your shower gel into the 8 oz. bottle.

Enjoy experimenting with other skin safe essential oils in this recipe. But do be sure to heed the safety precautions for each essential oil that you use and avoid essential oils that are known to cause skin irritation.

To Use

Apply as you would use a typical shower gel.

General Safety Information

These recipes are offered for educational purposes only. Before using any essential oil, carefully read AromaWeb's Essential Oil Safety Information page. For in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young. Do not take any oils internally and do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin without advanced essential oil knowledge or consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. For general dilution information, read AromaWeb's Guide to Diluting Essential Oils. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children, the elderly, if you have medical issues or are taking medications.

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