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Make your own cheap & easy Creamy Bath & Body Wash

In my previous post I mention using Dr Bronners to make body wash. I do have some in my shower and really like it.  Then I thought “What if someone doesn’t have Dr. Bronners on hand or buying it is out of the budget?” So I came up with another recipe that I am pretty proud of. Cost about 25 cents to make 500ml of it.

Here is the recipe:

Homemade Creamy Bath & Body Wash

*500ml empty squeeze bottle (I used the dishwashing liquid one and took off the label)

*1/2 cup organic dishwashing liquid (I used a grapefruit bergamot essential oil one) – use one that biodegrades within 30 days.

*1 Tbsp vegetable glycerine

*2 Tbsp unscented lotion (the runnier the better, don’t use thick cream) – if you have scented that’s ok too if that’s the smell you want)

* water (I used filtered water)

*IDEA – I am going to try adding some honey or agave instead of the lotion next time just to see if that will be a good option as well. Would be nice to have different combinations! If you are using everything unscented in your recipe, feel free to add a few drops of your favourite essential oil to it or keep it unscented if you prefer.

Pour the soap, lotion, glycerine & dish liquid in the bottle then top off with water. Close and shake slowly to mix. I like to leave a little room at the top so the liquid can mix. Squeeze a little onto a bath “pouff” and wash!! This tends to make a nice bubble bath too.

I will be making this for courchsurfing guests for the bathroom downstairs. This is great if you have a lot of people using the shower and you’re going through shower gel like crazy. These days you can get ALL kinds of yummy scented dish liquid. I have a nice Organic Ylang Ylang & Grapefruit one that I found on sale for $1. Unscented lotion can be found at dollarstores. Even if you use a higher end one, making this will still be less expensive anyway.

Happy Shower!

2 Responses to Make your own cheap & easy Creamy Bath & Body Wash

  1. Thanks for the information. Where can I get the ingredients?

  2. You can get the glycerin at your local drugstore. Of course you’d know where to get dishwashing liquid and lotion :)

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