I made some yesterday with suave shampoo and epsom salt and used it this morning worked great!!!!
Possibly a silly question, but can I use this recipe with anti-bacterial soap? It's the only kind my hubby will use, but would LOVE to make it cheaper ;)
I'm going to try this with Zest. I'm going to cut the bar up instead of grating. The grating probably gets it melted down faster but I'm a little lazy :P
I'll report back and let everyone know how it goes.
Great thread! :)
Instead of grating the soap by hand I used my Ninja. I cut the soap into 4 pieces used the pulse action till it got to smaller bits and then zapped it till it was close to powder worked great!
i tried and it didnt work....the ivory grated stuff did not dissolve.....it became very soft and i tried to blend it but it still did not work....bummer as i have lots and lots of ivory soap bars.....
Better not to use ivory soap. I'm sure it would work great with antibacterial soap. :)
Here's another homemade body wash recipe, too:
Ivory soap has no moisturizers so it won't feel the same as regular body wash will. Using a bar with shea butter as the original poster did will get you a better consistency.
I did a very similar thing using Softsoap bars to make liquid hand wash. You add a lot more water. I felt it didn't last enough through the shower to use as a body wash so I'll have to make a body wash batch. I just used larger bottles to keep the refill and added to the regular bottles as needed.
Tried this today with a bar of Pure & Natural and a couple hotel bars I had. I started grating but found it took way too long and made me sneeze...a lot. With half a bar left, I put it in a gallon zip-top bag and took the flat side of my meat tenderizer to it. 10 seconds later I had soap powder, no mess! The soap melted down nicely but there were some clumps, so I strained them out. I did add a bit of hair conditioner to it for scent and moisturizier. Hopefully it will work as good as I hope!
I find it easier to grate soap by hand if i warm the soap in my microwave about ten seconds or so. Also i now have a food processor so i warm the soap, shred it in processor, then put it back into processor and it makes it very small. I make powdered laundry soap with it, but i like the body soap idea.
This is great and so timely, I am just about to finish up my body wash supplies - I was using up all the litttle hotel body washes and what not. i have some nice soaps that I bought cheap at Christmas and planned to use them as gifts but I had put aside and promptly forgot about them. And as an extra bonus there is a good family movie on the TV tonight! Thanks for the info.
Made it! http://jugglingthehome.blogspot.com/...body-wash.html
Even got to recycle old body wash containers! Bonus
~Nice job Kat!~
Great job shekat! :)
Hubby and I went to Target last night... I bought the 8 pack of Up & Up bar soap- the generic version of Dove Sensitive Skin. I just made my FIRST batch of body wash..! I grated two bars of soap, used 20 oz. water, AND added 4 oz. HEMPZ pomegranate lotion to the mix... It came out PERFECT!!! I made this for my little girls (5 & 2), because I am so sick of the expensive kids' body stuff, and my girls have sensitive skin. Seems to do the trick! Really well! I am overly excited about this stuff! THANK YOU! I can't wait to make hubby his own, and my oldest girl (11), her own, and MY own! LOL...