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Handmade 101
Basic Body Wash Recipe
Author: Wholesale Supplies Plus
Friday, December 2, 2016

Get started making body wash with this simple recipe! This recipe uses Crafter's Choice Crystal Clear Shower Gel as the base, and is enhanced with a lovely lemongrass mint scent and light green color. Use this recipe as is or swap out the fragrance and color to fit your preference. If swapping out the fragrance, choose one without vanilla content and with an IFRA maximum of 1% or greater. For color, we recommend Stained Glass Liquid Colors. There are numerous fragrance and color combinations, and we have not tested all combinations. Be advised that some fragrances may not yield positive results.

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Project Level: Easy
Estimated Time: 1/2 Hour
Yield: (3) 9.75 oz. Bottles


  •  32 Ounce(s) Shower Gel - Crystal Clear
  •  1.2 Ounce(s) FO & EO Modifier
  •  0.30 Ounce(s) Lemongrass Mint Fragrance Oil 379
  •  5 Drop(s) Stained Glass Forest Green Liquid Color
  •  3  8 oz Natural Boston Round Plastic Bottle 24/410
  •  3  24/410 Black Smooth Disc Top Cap


  •  Microwave
  •  Large Bowl with Pour Spout
  •  Scale - Digital Display (Professional)
  •  Spatula
  •  Beaker - Natural Polypropylene
  •  Small Spoon

INCI Ingredient Label: Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Cocamide MEA, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Methylparaben, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Citric Acid, Sodium Chloride, Fragrance, Green 5, Yellow 5.

Recipe Directions

NOTE: If you are making these products for sale, good manufacturing practices recommend you wear a hairnet, gloves and a mask. We also recommend a clean apron.
  1. Prepare for the project. Create a safe workplace that is clean and secluded from small children and pets.
  2. Empty two one-pound bottles of Crystal Clear Shower Gel into the large bowl with pour spout.
  3. Microwave the bowl and shower gel for thirty seconds.
  4. Pour 0.30 ounces of Lemongrass Mint Fragrance Oil into the small beaker.
  5. Add 1.2 ounces of FO & EO Modifier to the same beaker.
  6. Mix the fragrance oil and modifier together with the small spoon.
  7. Pour the fragrance mixture into the warmed shower gel and stir.
  8. Add 5 drops of Stained Glass Forest Green Liquid Color and stir with the spatula until the color is evenly distributed.
  9. Fill each bottle with body wash.
  10. Allow the body wash to cool and twist on the tops.
  11. (Optional) Finish by adding a cosmetic label to your product. Include the product name, directions for proper use, ingredients listed in descending order of predominance, your name or business name, contact information and net quantity of contents.

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"Can I use powder micas to color this and will they stay dispersed?"

Posted By: Juanita   |   January 14, 2018

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"Several of your crystal clear shower gel recipes not call for EO/FO modifier, why is that even when using an FO rather than EO. Thanks!"

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Posted By: Robin   |   December 09, 2017

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"Can I just use EO in my shower gel or do I have to dilute it? 16oz bottle how much EO would I use in it? Thx"

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Posted By: Melinda   |   November 24, 2017

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"If I have made Body wash using the Crystal clear shower gel, but it got all seperated, can I add FO FE modifier in after it's already made? Exactly what would I have to do? How much would I add? I already talked to Caitlyn from customer service, but not sure of the steps I need to take to repair the shower gel that this has happened to. Thank you!"

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Posted By: Linda   |   October 18, 2017

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"This recipe came out thin for me, like water. Can I add glycerin to give it a slower stream?"

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Posted By: Alma   |   October 13, 2017

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"how much does this cost to make one bottle of basic body wash? "

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Posted By: Becky    |   September 16, 2017

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"Should I add less fragrance oil if the one I want to use has vanilla? How can I adjust the recipe to add vanilla color stabilizer?"

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Posted By: Michelle   |   July 20, 2017

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"Can you add additional oils to this? "

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Posted By: Tamecka   |   June 26, 2017

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"What is an "FO & EO Modifier" for your shower gel recipe? Thank you."

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Posted By: Susan   |   February 15, 2017

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