Rose & Lavender Body Wash Recipe

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5 Minutes

Discover how to make a skin conditioning DIY body wash with with rose water and lavender essential oil. This easy skin care recipe is perfect for your natural skin care routine. Plus, it’s so simple and quick to create at home.

DIY Body Wash with Evening Primrose Oil

This homemade rose & lavender body wash recipe is so simple to make that you won’t believe how luxurious it feels on skin! There’s no special knowledge needed to make this easy lavender and rose body wash recipe. Simply weigh out the ingredients, mix and then pour into your container. Plus you can easily make substitutions to the fragrance or oils included in this recipe to match your individual preferences!

I formulated this natural skin care recipe with ingredients that are both safe and nourishing for skin. Ingredients like aloe vera and evening primrose oil help to keep skin hydrated and moisturized. They also sooth skin so it feels soft and looks healthy.

In addition, because this DIY rose & lavender body wash contains aloe vera gel, it’s perfect for those summer days you may have spent too much time in the sun!

Evening Primrose Oil Skin Benefits

While you can use any carrier to make body wash at home, I chose to use evening primrose oil for its skin care benefits.

Evening Primrose Oil contains a high concentration of the fatty acid, gamma-linolenic acid, also called GLA. This fatty acid gives this plant its remarkable healing properties. Studies have shown that evening primrose oil helps to moisturize, rejuvenate and repair skin cells as well as provide relief from skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis and rosacea. Therefore, it’s a wonderful way to promote healthy skin.

Natural Body Wash Substitutions

Depending on the ingredients you already have on hand or any skin allergies you may have, you may decide to make substitutions to this formulation.

If you don’t want to use evening primrose oil in this recipe, you can substitute any carrier oil in its place. In addition, you can easily change the fragrance of this body wash recipe by substituting the rose water with any other flower hydrosol of your choice.

Prefer simply a rose scented body wash? Omit the lavender essential oil. Or use your favorite essential oil in its place! Mix and match your favorite flower hydrosol and essential oil(s) for a fun custom scent.

Rose & Lavender Body Wash Recipe

You’re going to love getting clean with this natural skin care product! It’s easy to make and contains ingredients you can feel good about using on your skin. All you need are five simple ingredients and a couple minutes to complete this project and learn how to make body wash at home!


These are the ingredients you’ll need to create this easy skin care recipe for your daily beauty regimen:

How to Make Homemade Body Wash

Once you’ve gathered the ingredients you need to recreate this recipe, follow these steps to learn how to make homemade body wash:

1. Using a digital scale, weigh out the Castile soap, aloe vera gel, rose hydrosol and evening primrose oil into a medium to large glass Pyrex measuring cup.

TIP: You can learn how to make rose water here to use for the rose hydrosol in the recipe. (Flower waters and hydrosols are the same thing.)

2. Use a dropper or graduated transfer pipette to add the lavender essential oil.

3. Mix the ingredients for this rose and lavender body wash recipe until they are fully incorporated then use a funnel to pour the body wash into a 6-8 oz. container of your choice.


To use this homemade body wash, first shake the product. Then apply the solution directly to skin or a loofah. Massage onto damp skin to lather. Then rinse.

Use It As a Moisturizing Hand Soap

Alternately, this homemade rose and lavender body wash recipe also makes a wonderful, moisturizing hand soap by the sink! Simply refill your existing hand soap container with this body wash.

To refill a foaming hand soap container, fill the container 1/3 of the way full with your body wash then fill the remainder of the container with distilled water.

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Suggested materials:
  • Castile soap
  • Aloe vera gel
  • Rose water/hydrosol
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Rebecca D. Dillon
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