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DIY Turning Bar Soap into Body Wash


November 25, 2012 by Emily

I hate bar soap. Really. Theres just something about it that squicks me out. Maybe because it turns the soap dish into a mess, and it just seems germy. I prefer to use liquid body wash, but it’s pretty expensive and I can find a scent that I like.

I LOVE the way that these Biggs & Featherbelle soaps smell and feel but they don’t make liquid soap to appease my bar aversion.  So I decided to make my own, this way I’m able to use the soap scents I like (or custom mix my own!) with out all the added chemicals and colors that come with store bought washes.

What You’ll Need:
8 Ounces of Your Favorite Scented Bar Soap
2 Tablespoons Glycerin (you can find this at the pharmacy or craft stores)
1 Gallon of Water

Cheese Grater
Large Pot
A container


1.Grate the bar of soap, I used a regular cheese grater, you can also chop it up finely if you didnt want to bother with the tedious task of grating.

My boyfriend came home and though this was cheese…Don’t worry, I wasn’t mean enough to let him taste it!

2.In a large pot, combine the soap, water, and glycerin. Stir over medium heat until the soap has disolved, It won’t take long!

3. Remove from heat and let it cool completely.

4. Once it’s cool, Use a whisk or hand blender to mix everything together….This is also the time to add a little warm warter is the soap is too thick… Mine stayed thin, but if you use a more commericla brand (ivory, dove etc) they tend to thicken up much much more.

5. Pour or funnle into a container of your choice, I reuse an old hand soap pump container for in the shower and keep the rest in a mason jar under the bathroom sink for refills.

6. Enjoy your homemade soap!

Full disclaimer: This soap doesn’t create much of a lather, but don’t worry! You’re still getting clean!


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