You may have heard of people using shampoo as a body wash before. People do this to save money on expensive body washes, but is it worth the risk?

The shampoo contains detergents and chemicals that can cause irritation or dry skin in some cases. If you’re looking for an alternative to traditional body washes, try these five natural alternatives instead.

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Homemade soap (You can make your own with a few simple ingredients) – Soap nuts (Soak these in water to create bubbles, and then use them as you would regular body wash) –

Coconut oil or olive oil (These oils are great for moisturizing skin without further irritating it) – Vinegar and baking soda mixture (Mix the two together into a paste that’s perfect for scrubbing down tough areas like elbows and feet. Rinse off thoroughly afterwards.)

Water mixed with essential oils of choice. Try lavender, peppermint, rosemary, eucalyptus–the list goes on! It’s worth noting though that some people have sensitive skin so do


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