She costed it out using a 6 pack of Dove bar soap and it came out to $1.72 for 24 oz bottle. Now this is our in Utah so of course I knew it would be a little bit more here so I decided to go hunting for Dove bar soap. First stop (should’ve been my only) was Big Lots. I found a 2 pack of soap for $2 (well 2.16 with tax)!!!!
She originally used 3 bars to 6 cups of water so for mine I cut it down to 4 cups for the 2 bars. I started to heat up the water on medium heat so that the soap would melt instead of just floating when I put it in.
While the water was heating up, I started grating the soap with my cheese grater. I mean its soap so it will wash off, just make sure that it is really clean before I go using it for my cheese on nachos, lol.
Once it was all grated (I used the fine part when the bar got really small and I was afraid I was going to leave a part of my finger in the soap) I put it into the water and started stirring until it was all melted, about 5-7 minutes. ***Side note: She also made another batch using her microwave to “break down” the soap, right here***
Once it was completely melted I transferred it to a glass bowl. she says it takes about 24 hours for it to thicken up so I have to wait until tomorrow to see what it ACTUALLY looks like, but right now it looks like I have a big bowl of milk sitting on my counter
I'm a BIG clutz so I poured it into the old bottle of body wash I had over the sink. Good thing too because right after I snapped this pic, I moved my hand a little bit and it started pouring down the back of the bottle. It was still a little bit runny but it should continue to thincken up. but even still, it had the consistancy of body wash!
So what is the final cost on this? I basically made 1.5 bottles (1 bottle is 24oz) for $2! That is a savings of about $4, even with the Target brand of Sensitive skin body wash. Granted it is not a HUGE savings but right now with everyone saving money and pinching pennies, it’s a savings