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.

By Annie B. Bond


Elena T.
Elena Poensgen6 years ago

Thank you :)

Donna Hamilton
Donna Hamilton6 years ago

Thanks for the info.

Jennifer C.
Past Member 7 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Patricia D.
Patricia D7 years ago

So simple and so cool!

Michele G.
Past Member 7 years ago

Thanks :)

K s Goh
KS Goh8 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Dan S.
Dan S.8 years ago

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

Mervi R.
Mervi R8 years ago

Thanks for the tips!

Paula M.
Past Member 9 years ago

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.

Allison Kelly
Allison Kelly11 years ago

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?