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Saturday, January 2, 2016

Heavenly Orange Honey Body Wash


OH my gosh, am I in love with this product... My friend and sponsor, Tracey Campbell had a make and take for the holidays and one of the items on the menu was this orange honey body wash. Let me tell you why this is such a hot commodity. I'm all for the natural homemade goodies and I use TONS of them. In the soap department I have many 'bar' and 'foaming' choices, but I felt limited on choices for a nice thick body wash. This one is making me so happy. :-)  I'm using it on my face too! And when a little bit of this runs in my mouth...hee hee--DELIGHT!!



This recipe smells SO amazing. I'm enjoying my little uplifting citrus-honey fix quite a bit more than I've ever liked 'body wash', and I plan to experiment with other essential oils, too. Hubba hubba...

People I know are just beginning to learn about the dangers of sulfates that are in our everyday products and why they cause us harm. If you're not sure why SLS are harmful, please check out this very complete article by Dr. Mercola. Personally, I think it's downright disgusting that SLS has been banned in other countries around the world, but the U.S. continues to unnecessarily pump this stuff into us, through thousands of personal products like body wash.

We thoroughly enjoyed making this product with a few simple ingredients we're much more familiar with and included affiliate links so you can DIY better bodywash, too. We used Young Living Essential Oil, all natural, raw, organic honey (the thicker, the better!) Dr. Bronner's Castile Soap, vitamin E oil and jojoba oil. (These are all available in the Anointed By Abba Store)  The body wash mixture will separate, but there's no problem with that. If you want, just turn your bottle upside down and right side up again to mix.



I was afraid I would feel all sticky with the honey base, but I didn't. I felt clean and soft. I heard there are benefits to honey in our skincare so I looked up some of these benefits and I was really surprised! If you're not already aware of the benefits, check out this excerpt from WebMd (or click the link for the full article):

Some people apply honey directly to the skin for wound healing, burns, sunburn, cataracts, and diabetic foot ulcers. Topical use of honey has a long history. In fact, it is considered one of the oldest known wound dressings. Honey was used by the ancient Greek physician Dioscorides in 50 A.D. for sunburn and infected wounds. In manufacturing, honey is used as a fragrance and a moisturizer in soaps and cosmetics. Some of the chemicals in honey may kill certain bacteria and fungus. When applied to the skin, honey may serve as a barrier to moisture and keep skin from sticking to dressings. Honey may also provide nutrients and other chemicals that speed wound healing.



So, yeah, I'll take some of that!! I decided to put my body wash in a glass container because I know that citrus essential oils are powerful and will eventually break down plastics and petrochemicals. (Click here to see some of that in action!) There are sooo many cute designs to choose from, like this artist's design on a vinegar & oil bottle. :-) I like that part more than a storebought body wash, too!! Personality. It even sounds like a fun project to take on...;-)



So that's it. What are you waiting for?!? Those old Clairol Herbal Essence commercials ain't got nothin' on the real thing...

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14 comments:

Misty Johnson said...

Sounds heavenly, will try making it today😊
May I ask where you bought the dispenser in the 1st photo? Also, is orange a photosensitive oil, needing to be careful in sunlight after using?

Anointed by Abba said...

Yes, Misty. Great questions! This dispenser if from my local Target for $12.99. Orange IS a photosensitive oil and applying citrus oil to the skin is not recommended if your skin will be exposed to sunlight in the next 12 hours. However, this is a well diluted mixture that we wash away and there isn't a reason for concern. Especially in comparison to some of the junk in commercially made body wash. The additive 'fragrance' can have 100's of chemicals and they can even be bad for us and the manufacturer is NOT required to list them.

Mary C said...

I will be making this! Please note conventional honey like Golden Blossom honey does NOT contain any of the health. Benefits you mention above. To get any health benefits at all you must use raw, unprocessed honey. It can be filtered (so no honeycomb bits) but the whole point to the benefits of honey is to use raw. I'm sure conventional honey is absolutely fine in the recipe, and I have that at home (but do not consume) since I bet it would smell divine but it's not going to bring any of the health benefits to the body that raw honey does. Raw honey is more expensive but if people are looking to make this shower gel to get the health benefits of honey, regular honey won't do that.

Misty Johnson said...

I have a few questions if you don't mind, please? How do you know if it's raw and filtered? Will it say on the label? Mine says on the label
Extracted Honey
Produced by DELTA BEE CO.
Kennett, NO 63857

I've read some about honey, and I don't want any that's been heated either. I'm sure the kind I have doesn't have much benefits, but what do I look for when I buy my next jar?
Thanks:)

Mary C said...

Misty, it will say raw honey or unpasteurized honey on the label. Do you have any farmers markets near where you live? If so you can see of any local honey producers sell honey at it. Or google the words local honey and your zip code. Just make sure the local honey is raw. Ask if you are not sure. You can get raw honey at health food stores too, but I think it's better to buy locally made honey. Google benefits of locally made honey to see why. Also its always good to buy local :-) I don't mind paying more to support local businesses. *Do not give honey at all (raw or pasteurized) to children under 1 years old!!

Angela Felts said...

Bergamot would be a great replacement! Still has that citrus smell without being photosensitive!

Angela Felts said...

Bergamot would be a great replacement if you are worried about skin sensitivity. Still has the citrus smell without the photosensitivity!

Anointed by Abba said...

What a great tip!! Thank you!

Anointed by Abba said...

Sweet!! Mary, thank you for adding what sounds like an incredibly complete (and maybe professional) opinion!! πŸ˜€πŸ˜˜

Mary C said...

Thanks - no, not a professional opinion, just did a lot of reading up on the craziness of imported honey.
http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/01/20/science/a-lab-is-trying-to-keep-china-from-dodging-us-tariffs-on-honey.html?referer=&_r=0

Anointed by Abba said...

OK, my head is spinning after that one. I thank you for sharing that. :-) I've never heard of 'honey laundering'. But, then again, of course, right? Because that's big money. This is why you say with such fervor, "GO LOCAL!"

Mary C said...

it's crazy, right? And all for something like honey. Who would've think it?! ;-)

Kelly Jolley said...

I have read that if you use honey local to your area it is better for you,especially with allergies.

Kelly Jolley said...

I have read that if you use honey local to your area it is better for you,especially with allergies.