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Make Your Own Cool Shower Gel

Make Your Own Cool Shower Gel

Now that the heat is on, we can cool off in the bath or shower with this easy-to-make, all-natural gel. Even after overexposure to the sun, it will leave your skin feeling dewy and smooth, tingly and refreshed–a great warm-weather treat!

Make some for yourself and your friends; poured into a pretty bottle, this would be a great gift, too. Read the simple formula here:


1/2 cup herbal shampoo (look for one that is detergent-free; avoid labels that list any variation of “sodium lauryl sulfate”)
1/4 to 3/4 cup water
3/4 teaspoon salt
8 drops peppermint essential oil
2 tablespoons aloe vera gel

1. Blend all the ingredients thoroughly, adjusting the amount of water to get the desired consistency.

2. Pour into a bottle or jar.

3. Place a dab of this cooling gel in your hand to use instead of soap.

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12:47AM PST on Dec 6, 2012

Thank you :)

8:15AM PDT on Jun 28, 2012

Thanks for the info.

2:09AM PDT on Oct 5, 2011

Thanks for the article.

7:05AM PDT on Jun 24, 2011

So simple and so cool!

10:28PM PDT on Jun 23, 2011

Thanks :)

5:20AM PST on Feb 11, 2011

Thanks for the article.

4:40AM PDT on Jul 27, 2010

Very good and useful article, I actually had a skin condition and after I used aloe vera gel, things improved a lot. Thanks for the info

11:32AM PDT on Jul 21, 2010

Thanks for the tips!

5:29PM PDT on Jul 22, 2009

I was given the Vitamin E + Cirtrus Body Gel (from Made from Earth skincare line) and I love the CITRUS flavor that Made from Earth has in their collection. It is probably one of my favorites. It is lightly scented like organges and lemons - it is so relaxing and calming. For those who love citrus and fresh scents, try it, you'll love it.

I also love that it is organic and chemical free - safe so you dont have to worry about your health. I like to use it after exposure to the sun - the Vitamin E helps my skin heal and keep tans longers.

8:35AM PST on Nov 16, 2007

Our local Whole Foods (Used to be Fresh Fields) carries most if not all of the products I need to make the recipes on this website. Perhaps you have one close to you?

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