Friday, March 16, 2012

Homemade (NO GRATE) Bodywash

I am always trying to find ways to save money by making things myself (if I can).
So, I usually end up searching on "One Good Thing" By Jillee and am never disappointed!

I started making my own laundry detergent and thought, why not try and make homemade body wash?
I figured how hard can it be, right?  Turns out it is way easy, and it's a way to save lots of MOULA! 
Got your attention now? 
Today's recipe of homemade body wash is brought to you by "One Good Thing" By Jillee. 

Homemade Body Wash

6 cups of water
3 bars of soap ( I used Dove)

Put the water into a large pot and bring to a boil on stove, then turn down heat to medium.

Microwave the bars of soap, One bar at a time, for 90 seconds each and put in pot of water immediately! This is the exciting part, because usually, like the homemade laundry soap, you would have to grate the bars of soap....and me no likey that part....I still have a cut on my hand to prove it!

Continue stirring your soap soup occasionally over medium heat until all the soap is well dissolved.  It may take a little bit, but you want to be sure it's all melted! Go give yourself a facial while you're waiting, you know you deserve it!

When completely dissolved pour into a glass jar or bowl ( I used some canning jars) and allow it to cool.

It will thicken after about 24 hrs.  If it gets too thick, just add a little bit of water until it's where you want.

Math Breakdown

I bought a six-pack of bars for about $6.88
I used 3 of the bars at a cost of $3.44
This made approximately 48 oz. at  $1.72 for a 24 oz. bottle!
That's a saving of 75%!!!!!!

Here's to all of us smelling good for a lot less $$$$$
Happy washing!


  1. Do you think this would work on another bar soap brand like Caress?

  2. I used Yardley soap today and it is cooling. looks like it worked.

  3. I'm using Irish spring for my husbands and its not melting well.Its taking so long the water is starting to evaporate.

  4. Brandieann how did your husband's Irish spring come out? I'm very anxious to try it. Any advice is appreciated. Thank you.


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