"Homemade" Bodywash - Turn 1 Bar Of Soap Into 1 Gallon Of Bodywash

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The beauty of this post is that you can really make about any scent of soap that you’d like. For this batch, I used Dr. Bronner’s peppermint soap. My husband loves the strong, clean smell. However, sandalwood and/or patchouli creates a sexy cologne smell, and the rose soap smells so feminine and womanly. I often make several batches at a time and so I can switch it up in the shower.
 
Of course, my eye is on the bottom line....money. I splurge on the expensive bars of soap ($3.59 each), but get so much mileage out of them, it is hardly a splurge once I’m done. If you’d like, you can make this recipe with $1 bars and get all this body wash for only $2!! The recipe calls for two bars of soap, which would generally last us a month, if using them regularly. But this stretches those two bars to more than a gallon of liquid body wash, and a gallon lasts us about six months! So $7 per month using just the bars, or $7 for six months....gee, let me think.
 
Are you convinced? Then get a gallon of water boiling on the stove. While that’s heating, take 10 ounces of your favorite smelling soap and grate it up. Once your water is boiling, add in the soap (little bits at a time) and 2 ½ tablespoons of glycerin. Stir the mixture until the soap is completely dissolved. It will turn completely clear. 

 


 

Let your soap sit out to coagulate overnight (about 12 hours)...

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