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    Quote Originally Posted by Incognito View Post
    I guess it comes down to buying the cheapest shampoo, diluting it with water and adding salt??? to make body wash, and maybe adding some baby oil or olive oil to make it more moisturizing, and putting it in a pump bottle.
    Right now, I think the Herbal Essences shampoo is the thickest, richest, best-smelling liquid-soap substance; and when bought with a FPC or with sales/coupons, it can be free or $1 per bottle, plus tax, so I'm going to try some of it to make a body wash, and see how things go.
    I've also thought of shaving some bar soap with soap scraps, mixing it all with water, let it sit till soft, and then heating it up in a pot till it's melted, then adding some shampoo, and making a body wash with that.

    I didn't know that salt was needed in the recipe. Thanks!
    I do this with dishwashing soap.... the kids like to use too much, so i dilute 50% add salt, from my experience, the salt thickens it back up. Shake well, and in a day or so, it's nice and thick again. Now that I got Dawn for .50 a bottle with coupon, I'll be doing that for SUPER UBER cheap dish soap.

    Quote Originally Posted by nuisance26 View Post
    ~I've used shampoo for body wash in a few situations where I forgot to pack my body wash and hated it. It dries out my skin and makes me itch all day.
    I make body wash with a grated moisturizing bar and water. One bar in liquid form lasts me three months.
    I recommend using Olay shea butter bars, Dove or Dr. Bronners. ~
    I have some great buys on Dove soap recently, like pennies a bar. We prefer liquid soap for hand washing overall, but if I do this.... melt it down, just like you do for laundry detergent.... you'd get an awful lot of hand soap and body wash. HMMm..... Need to think on this one a bit. I ssee LOTS of possibilities.
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    Oh wow thanks for sharing, didn't know it's this easy to make soap. Thanks!

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    thank you!

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    I used this recipe and added coconut oil for moisturizing in the body wash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tracyq View Post
    On another list I'm on, there was a discussion about frugality, and someone shared this recipe for homemade body wash. I wanted to share it, but was also wondering if anyone here made their own body wash, and how they make it.
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    Homemade Body Wash

    1 cup of Suave (whichever one smells best to you)
    Amazon.com: SUAVE SHAMPOO WATERFALL MIST 15 OZ: Health & Personal Care

    Ĺ cup water

    3 tablespoons table salt or epsom salt
    Amazon.com: Rite Aid Epsom Salt 64 oz (1.8 kg): Health & Personal Care

    Combine all the ingredients together and whisk it until it's kind of frothy. Pour into a recycled liquid soap container and voila! you have instant body wash at a fraction of the cost!
    Very cool! Thanks!!

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    so i tried this and man was it nasty. left a terrible 'after' scent on my skin. maybe it was the suave.

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    Loving this!! I can't beleive I didn't think of it before since I already make my own laundry detergent. I could be doing both at the same time

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    I'm def going to try this. My DH loves his damn body wash. Is this more frugal than just a bar of soap?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ama View Post
    I'm def going to try this. My DH loves his damn body wash. Is this more frugal than just a bar of soap?

    Has someone evaluated that? which was more frugal? a bar of soap or a body wash made from shampoo.
    Interesting test ... any takers?

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    Wonder how many bottles it makes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frugal Nurse View Post
    Has someone evaluated that? which was more frugal? a bar of soap or a body wash made from shampoo.
    Interesting test ... any takers?

    FN, it depends on original price.

    I have actual Dove body wash - bought with stacked coupons, so it was free, I dilut about 50%. I also got free Dove bars, the same way. However if you dissolve 1 bar to 6 cups of water, that will be WAY more than any bottle. Suave Shampoo is 444mL for $1. Diluted at 50%, is .50 per bottle or .001 per mL. Good price.

    Ivory is on 3 bars for $1. Each bar with 6 cups of water works out to .33 per 750mL batch or .00044 per mL

    As to the price of the bar itself, that hard to gauge, how to do measure?

    I just got a refill of liquid hand soap, having forgotten about making my own, 1.9L for $2, so it would cost: .001/mL, but it is really thick, and could be diluted 50% and cost: .0005, so almost the same as that bar of soap turned into liquid.
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    Mine made a lot 3 full bottles! I've been using what I have made & its great also added some coconut oil to it for an added moisturizer. It will last me a while (:
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    Great idea. I like to take body wash when I go to the gym, rather than try to deal with a wet bar of soap. I may have to give this one a go!
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    Thank you for sharing. I will need to try this.

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