Homemade Honey Almond Body Wash Recipe: Natural and Moisturizing!

Homemade Honey Almond Body Wash

I love using natural ingredients to put together homemade beauty products. Knowing they are safe for my skin and having control over scents, colors, and keeping out artificial ingredients gives me confidence in them. Check out this awesome recipe for Homemade Honey Almond Body Wash! Hint: These homemade body wash products are great for Handmade Christmas Gifts!

Homemade Honey Almond Body Wash


This article is part of our 12 Days of Handmade Christmas Gifts series, where we bring you 12 easy and inexpensive homemade gifts!

Have you ever made your own Homemade Honey Almond Body Wash? You might think the honey would make this body wash sticky, but honey has a wonderful antibacterial and moisturizing properties! It simply leaves your skin soft and hydrated. There is no residue is left behind and it smells amazing. Four simple ingredients create a gentle and safe body wash that you can feel good about using on your skin. I made this for myself to start, but now I have been making up bottles to gift to family and friends for Christmas! Put this Homemade Honey Almond Body Wash with some other homemade items in a gift basket for the perfect DIY gift! Making this body wash  in bulk is great too! You definitely save money, but even better… it is so much better for you!  Plus, I love creating new scent profiles to fit my mood or the season. Here’s how to make your own Homemade Honey Almond Body Wash.


Ingredients for Homemade Honey Almond Body Wash:

1 cup unprocessed, raw honey

3 Tbsp. Dr. Bronner’s Almond Castile soap

1 Tbsp. Almond oil

15-20 drops essential oil

honey almond body wash ingredients



Combine all ingredients in a cup!  I mix mine right in a mixing cup that has a pour spot to transfer easily to a bottle.

honey almond body wash measure

Then stir gently with a  wooden spoon to combine.

honey almond body wash stir

Pour into bottle gently so that it doesn’t foam up.

Replace cap and enjoy.

This body wash is shelf safe for 6-9 months.


For this batch, I added about 12 drops of wild orange essential oil! It is a great scent to combine with almond.

If you don’t care for the scent of almond, you can get Dr. Bronners in unscented. Dr Bronners also comes in several other scents. Then, instead of using almond oil, you could use sesame, olive, or grapeseed oil in your body wash.

Use any combination of essential oils you like, here are a few suggestions…

For Men- Patchouli and Sandalwood

Relaxing – Lavender and Chamomile

Energizing- Rosemary, Peppermint, or Citrus

Be sure to check out our entire 12 Days of Handmade Christmas Gifts series for other easy DIY Homemade Gift Ideas!


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  • 11.20.14 Emily

    Does this work as a shampoo as well?

  • 12.11.14 Laura

    I make my shampoo, and the recipe is very similar. The ratios look about the same, and I used olive oil vs. almond oil, but I think this could easily work for shampoo too.

  • 12.12.14 Jennifer

    Do you think Coconut oil would work instead of the Almond?

  • 12.12.14 Jaime Prideaux

    Coconut oil can become solid or “hard” if it gets too cool, so I would use the almond oil if possible.

  • 12.28.14 Barbara

    Can you use another soap, castile dries my skin out.

  • 01.25.15 Jenn

    Are the ratios in the recipe correct? 3 tsp = 1 tbsp, so I’m confused why the recipe calls for 3 tsp of soap and 1 tbsp of oil. These are the same amounts? I tried making this and it felt very sticky. I increased the soap to 3 tbsp instead of 3 tsp and it felt less sticky afterwards. I’m making this for my husband who has very dry skin, and he won’t use anything that leaves a residue on his skin.

  • 01.25.15 Jaime Prideaux

    Jenn – thanks for catching the typo! Both should be Tbsp. We corrected it above. Thanks again, YOU ROCK!

  • 01.25.15 Jenn

    Good deal! He tried it and stubbornly admitted “It’s not bad”, which in husband-speak means “I like it”. 🙂 I made his with the sandalwood and patchouli mix. I made mine with some geranium, lavender, carrot seed, and tea tree to use on my aging-yet-still-acne-prone face.

  • 01.25.15 Jaime Prideaux

    Jenn – Awesome! Love your translation of “husband-speak”, lol! Sounds like you found some great combos for him and yourself! Thanks so much for sharing!