Natural and Thrifty in 365: #362 Homemade Body Wash

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Natural and Thrifty in 365: #362 Homemade Body Wash

If you have sensitive skin or you’re just looking to save money on beauty products, check out this homemade body wash tutorial using all natural products.

This tutorial was written by a mom who said it had wonderful results on her son’s eczema.  The recipe costs about $1 per 18oz jar of body wash.  What a savings!

Get all the details on this homemade body wash here.

Photo courtesy of Living, Laughing, Loving, Learning.

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By | 2013-12-04T05:15:46+00:00 August 26th, 2012|Health and Wellness, Organic and Green Living|4 Comments

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  1. melissa August 26, 2012 at 8:52 pm - Reply

    What does the glycerin do for this? I make hand soap this way for my family..but we just use the grated bar soap and water.

  2. Beth August 27, 2012 at 4:20 pm - Reply

    The glycerin softens the skin. It helps your skin retain moisture.

  3. Barbielynnne November 6, 2012 at 1:44 pm - Reply

    You can also put a little bit of olive, grapeseed, sunflower oil in your soap mixture and whip it in the food processor to get really great moisturized skin. About 1/4 to 1/2 a cup of your favorite oil per batch of soap will do wonders.

  4. teddly70 October 15, 2013 at 7:33 pm - Reply

    How’s is the consistancy of this? I followed one recipe that called for equal portions soap & water & it thickened up toi a loose solid soap (not pourable yet nota bar). Also I used a soap base instead of a bar of soap, not sure if that complicated things.

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