DIY Body Wash! Turn a $1 Bar of Soap into Luxurious Body Wash!
As you know, I am all about saving money. The other day I was at the store and I saw that a bottle of body wash was $9! Like are you kidding, $9?? I was determined to find another way to have awesome, nourishing body wash for a FRACTION of the price. And it’s your lucky day because I found the perfect recipe to making a 2 ingredient DIY body wash! I simply cannot wait to share it with you.
Often times when I see DIYs I think that the work is not worth the result, but this one was completely different. I decided to use this recipe because you do not have to go out and buy 1 item! This body wash can be made with items that you already have in your home! I was skeptical at how this would turn out, but I am completely pleased with my results.
Here’s what you’re going to need:
- Bar of Soap (any kind)
- Cheese Grater (or knife if the soap is soft enough)
- Measuring cup (1 cup)
- Heat Safe Spoon
- Container for your Body Wash
So what are we waiting for? Let’s get started!
Here are the steps:
That’s right, there are only 4 easy steps! This DIY should only take you about 5-7 minutes in prep time! Then all you have to do is wait for the mixture to cool and you are ready to go!
Your first step is to grate your soap. If you have a bar that is soft enough to cut chunks off of, do that instead. Grating can get tedious. My dove bar was pretty soft and it grated very easily. I spent maybe 2-3 minutes grating and then I was all done.
Heat it Up:
I only grated half of my bar because I only wanted enough body wash to fill a small container. Once your done grating (or chopping up) your soap, add the flakes to your pot. Place your pot on the stove, add the water, and heat it up! Now, since I didn’t want a ton of body wash, I only added 2 cups of water. If you want to fill a larger container, add 4 cups of water. (Even with 2 cups of water I had a little too much for my small container!)
Place your pot over your stove and turn it on to a medium heat. I got mine up to about 190*. Stir your mixture until your soap flakes disappear. It’s going to look milky, just like this…. It only took me about 5 minutes and it was ready to go. Be sure to watch it carefully because you don’t want the mixture to burn.
My skin has been a bit dry lately so I added a cup of coconut milk for added moisture. You don’t need to do this to make your body wash, it’s just a modification I made to this batch. (Also, once it cools you can add your favorite essential oil to give it some more zest! I suggest maybe putting some epsom salts in the batch that you poured your favorite oil on! That will help the oils absorb well in the mixture! Since we know that oil and water doesn’t mix too well.)
Let It Cool:
After your soap flakes or chunks have dissolved, turn off your stove and let your mixture cool several hours. A film will develop over the top after about two hours of cooling. At this point, use your spoon to see if your body wash is thick enough for you. So just play the waiting game for a couple of hours and then your mixture will be ready.
Since some of the water reduces while heating, you may need to add a bit of water to get your body wash to the consistency that’s right for you, so go ahead and add water if the mixture is too thick. If you add water, heat it up and stir again. Let it sit to cool.
If you find your mixture is the right consistency and it’s nice and cool, add it to your container!
That’s all there is to it!
I LOVE making my own body wash! There’s nothing like using a $1.00 bar of soap like Dove and turning it into a luxurious body wash that I’d otherwise pay $6 or more for! I haven’t noticed any difference on my skin when I compare it to the $6 bottle of body wash that I was using before. The savings is just $5, but if you go through a bottle of body wash a month, that is $60 a year you would be saving JUST IN BODY WASH. Think of all you could do with that extra money?
I can’t wait for you to try this one out. I know you will LOVE IT! Be sure to comment below and let us know how it went! We cannot wait to hear!
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