Tuesday, April 2, 2013

DIY Liquid Body Soap

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Another frugal find, taking bar soap and making into liquid soap. It actually triples the amount of soap!! CHA CHING. It really stinks up the place like soap, so I would suggest a well ventilated area. I had all windows open and the front door. Next time I'm wearing a mask. Worked out fantastic and will be doing the next round for Caleb in a manly scent.
 
Read the how to below, found this here
 
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What you'll need:
  • 3 Bars of Dove Soap (any scent you like, I like Summer Care)
  • 6 Cups of water
  • Grater
  • glycerin {you don't need this, but I added it in}
Place water and 3 grated bars of soap into a pan on medium heat. Stir occasionally until all soap is dissolved. Transfer body wash into a large bowl to cool. Once the soap has cooled pour into containers for shower use.

wanted to add in: I only used 3 bars for the first batch and yielded quite a bit, I don't see why you couldn't use all six in a pack and double the recipe. Just make sure you have a large container to hold it all and store it.

Price Breakdown:
3 bars of Dove soap = $3.50 (for nearly 6 months of body wash)
Store bought Dove Body wash = $6.50 (for just over a month of body wash)

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10 comments:

  1. That is a great idea - my husband goes through body wash like nobody's business!

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    1. well there you are, give it a go! would love to hear how it went for you

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  2. I've seen this on Pinterest, but I haven't tried it (pinned your post too!). It's amazing how much body wash you get out of just 3 bars of soap. Cool!
    Thanks, Kelly!
    ~Kim

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    1. VERY useful and saves money!

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  3. Ooo, this is clever. I didn't know it was so simple! Thanks for sharing :)

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  4. My husband goes through them quickly too! I'm definitely trying this! Thanks. I found you via Sugar Bee Crafts. :)

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    1. give it a go and come back and let me know what you think!

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  5. Anonymous28.4.13

    I've been doing this but have a problem. I like Olay soap but can't get it to thicken up. Dove works great but there's something in it that makes me itch. Anybody have any ideas on how I can get the Olay to thicken? Its so runny I end up using more (wasting it actually).

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  6. Dove is my favorite. It is really very effective. I love this soap..!!

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