The Best Hand and Body Soap or Acne Body Wash

Interested in a stupendous easy soap recipe that will leave your hands baby soft? Well, here it is. We did it and we love it. As an added bonus, if you add tea tree oil as directed, this recipe also makes a great acne body wash.

What you need:

2 1/2 ounces unscented Castile bar soap

1 cup water

1 cup aloe Vera gel


Medium sized saucepan


Slice or grate Castile soap and place in medium sized saucepan

Add 1 cup of water to soap and mix until the soap melts

Add 1 cup of aloe Vera gel

Let mixture sit overnight

The next day,  add choice of fragrance or essential oil and, if you are making an acne body wash, 6 teaspoons of tea tree oil.

Using an electric mixer, stick blender or a hand held egg beater, blend the soap mixture until creamy

This soap recipe without the tea tree oil tends to be somewhat firm due to the aloe gel. So pour it into a wide mouth plastic or glass container and cover. The aloe gel soap is completely natural, so in order not to introduce bacteria to your soap, so use a small spatula or plastic spoon to remove it from the container.

Tip: If you’re going to use this soap as an acne body wash, leave the soap on your skin for a couple of minutes before rinsing. This allows the tea tree oil and aloe gel to work their magic.

Here’s what science says about aloe vera benefits:

  • Improve wound healing
  • Reduces skin inflammation
  • Treats seborrhea (a dermatitis where skin becomes oily and scaly)
  • Treats psoriasis
  • Reduces skin dryness
  • Heals mild to moderate burns

Here’s what science says about tea tree oil benefits:

  • Acne vulgaris
  • Skin allergies
  • Athletes foot
  • Dandruff
  • Nail fungus
  • Lice
  • Antibacterial ( studies show it’s effective against MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus)
  • Antiviral

For a leave-on tea tree oil gel recipe click here.

Now go have fun and relax.

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