Do you have a special bar of soap you just wish came in body wash form? Looking to pinch a few pennies? Then you better take a look at this DIY body wash. This guide uses any bar of soap to make a creamy body wash in a snap.
Is anyone tired of losing the soap when you are trying to bathe an unruly toddler? This DIY body wash is the perfect remedy. It is actually fairly easy to take your favorite bar of soap into a liquid wash. You might just become addicted to this activity. All you need is a little bit of elbow grease and a stove.
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You can really make this DIY body wash your own and get those creative juices flowing. Is your favorite soap unscented? Add in some essential oils to make a delicious-smelling body wash. The sky is the limit when it comes to your creativity.
How To Make A DIY Body Wash
- Using a cheese grater, finely grate your favorite bar of soap
- Add 2-3 cups water to the grated soap, and stir over medium heat until the soap completely dissolves and the water looks “milky”
- Optional Add-in essential oils or coloring
- Allow the mixture to cool for around two hours. At this point, it will start resembling a body-wash type gel
- Optional Heat mixture and add more water to reach desired texture
- Transfer body wash into a squeeze container and use
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Tips For The Best DIY Body Wash
- The first time you make this recipe, the amount of water will vary depending on your particular soap. Begin with 2-3 cups of water. If the mixture is too thick once it cools (it may even completely solidify) heat the mixture back up and add more water.
- If the body wash is too runny, heat the mixture up and add more soap. Once you find the correct ratio for your particular bar of soap, write it down so next time it will be an easier process.
- This body wash will not lather. If you crave the sudsy lather, experiment by adding in some glycerin. Glycerin can be purchased at any health food store. Adding castile soap to your mixture will also create a lather. Commercial body wash uses sulfates to create a lather, and this natural recipe does not include additive lathering chemicals.
- If your skin is especially dry, considering adding in a tablespoon of vitamin E oil, or some coconut oil. Coconut milk is not suggested, as it will decrease the shelf life of your body wash to a few days before it turns rancid.
- If you would like to add a scent to unscented soap, add in some essential oil drops. Tea tree oil is a natural disinfectant, or lavender oil is known for its soothing scent that relaxes your body.
A DIY body wash is easier to accomplish than anyone would think. Just find the perfect bar and get crafting!
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