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It is already known that a large amount of essential oils can contribute to the care and beautification of the skin. Whether for oily or dry skin, they provide numerous benefits. That is why making shower gel with essential oils is another way to take advantage of the natural properties they offer to deeply nourish the skin.

Making a shower gel with essential oils is not only beneficial for the body’s health, but also for the economy. You probably invest a lot of money in products such as bath salts, shower shampoo and many other products whose chemical components adhere to your skin and can cause irritations and other allergies.

By making your own bath products with essential oils, you can save that money and also get a completely natural shower gel, free of toxins and chemicals that can harm your skin.

Maintaining your health and well-being is a priority, so make sure you provide the best quality products and what better way to do it than with essential oils. For this reason we show you how to make a home shower gel with essential oils.

Can you add essential oils to your shower gel?

A very common question when talking about DIY with essential oils is whether they can be mixed with the shower gel. The answer is yes. You can use the properties of the essential oil of your choice and mix it into the gel.

This will not only provide hydration, shine, softness and rejuvenation to your skin, but it will also leave a unique and pleasant smell that can remain for hours on your body.

The shower gel with essential oil is also conducive to relaxing the body after a stressful day or relieve pain that can affect at any time. That is why before preparing the essential oil to the bath gel, it is important to know what you want to get from them.

How to make shower gel with oils

Do-it-yourself shower gel with essential oils is fun and easy. Just make sure you have all the ingredients listed below:

– 3 ½ tablespoons Young Living Shower Gel (If you don’t have it, you can use unscented liquid soap)

– 3 tablespoons of a carrier oil (jojoba, almonds, sesame, coconut)

– ½ tablespoon of vitamin E oil

– 10 to 20 drops of your favorite essential oil

– Glass bottle


– The first thing is to mix all the ingredients in the glass jar. Use a funnel to ensure that nothing is wasted.

– Close the container and shake for a few minutes until all the ingredients are mixed

– Young Living’s bath gel provides a thick texture and increased hydration to the shower gel.

– If you use another liquid soap, you can add 3 tablespoons of vegetable glycerin to make the gel more creamy.

– Be sure to shake each time the gel is used.

Which essential oils to use in the shower gel

The use of essential oils in your shower gel will depend on what you want to achieve. In either case, you will get a pleasant fragrance. However, you should read about the properties of essential oils to know what you need.


If you want to recharge your energy every time you take a shower, mixing citrus fruits such as grapefruit, orange, tangerine or lemon can be an excellent alternative. Using Young Living’s Citrus Fresh in DIY will be very appropriate.

This oil combines the properties of orange, lemon, and grapefruit in a single product that will not only energize, but also provide great skin smoothness. It is important after application not to expose yourself to the sun for at least 4-6 hours, as it can cause sensitivity.

The essential oils of mint, lime and eucalyptus are also widely recommended to add to the shower gel. Of these, not only their aroma can be pleasant, but also their power as energizers and painkillers that will help reduce pain.

These oils are highly concentrated, so it is advisable to take into account when preparing the shower gel, if you do not want to get a very strong fragrance.


Relaxing showers are very appropriate to release stress, anxiety, to fall asleep properly after a hard day’s work or simply to decrease insomnia.

Essential oils of lavender, chamomile, Ylang Ylang, Bergamot and Geranium can help in this regard. You will find in each of them relaxing properties that help to get a proper rest and recharge energies properly every night.

To learn more about essential oils, visit our essential oil uses and benefits page with over 100 different ways you can use essential oils to maintain a healthy lifestyle.