Have you noticed how expensive simple things in the grocery have gotten!
I love and have used Dove soap for years. My doctor had told me one time that it was the mildest soap on the market. I grew to love the Dove Bodywash too but too expensive to buy most of the time.  So after doing some searching on the internet and doing some experimenting, I now make my own bodywash.  Here’s how:

First I saved three of the last bottles of bodywash that I bought.

I usually make a double batch which takes six bars of Dove soap. Other brands may make a thicker batch or thinner batch.  The ratio of the mixture is three bars of soap to six cups of water.
I have an old vegetable grater that I use to grate the bars of soap. PLEASE, if you decide to make this, keep all of your utensils in a separate place from your kitchen. I can’t imagine eating soapy coleslaw or any other food!! YUCK!!!
When you are working on your last bar of soap, place a stainless steel pan on the stove with six cups of water and boil hard. I use tap water because we have a well that takes care of our water needs with no chlorine or any other chemicals. When you finish grating that last bar of soap, dump it in the boiling water, stir with a wooden spoon and then take the pot off the heat. Let it cool and stir occasionally while it is cooling! My house smells so good while I’m making this. I let it set in my laundry room because it’s really cool in there year round.






















When completely cool, I use a funnel to pour it into the saved body wash bottles and I store it under my bathroom sink.

I love the results and my skin is so soft without spending a fortune!  Try it!!



















































Author: countrygirllifeonthefarm

I am a wife, mother, and grandmother that lives on a farm in Craig County, Virginia and I am retired. I love to cook, read, quilt, craft, garden, hunt and take long walks in the woods. I have one gorgeous teen granddaughter, a wonderful little grandson and two beautiful and caring children, boy & girl. I've been married to my farmer husband for 46 years and he's the "love of my life"!! I love doing things the "old" way such as canning, making maple syrup & cider, handcrafts and baking. I've taught myself to crochet, embroider, and quilt with help from my paternal grandmother. I could read until the cows come home. We live off the products we raise and hunt for the most part. We run 75 head of cattle on our farm, 30 chickens, three rabbits and one dog. I help my husband with the cattle, feeding the livestock, hauling in firewood, fence repair, and general maintenance on the farm. I was a stay-at-home mom to my children and then went to work when they finished high school. I was a cook at a School for At-Risk Teens and part-time substitute teacher. Then I started work at our local Farm Bureau and stayed there for 17 years. I worked at Virginia Tech for almost five years and decided to take early retirement in July of 2015. NOW, I'm a full-time farmwife and loving every minute of it! I love to read fiction and the Bible. I'm currently hooked on quilting novels and Annie's Attic mysteries. I started this blog in 2011 and have met so many interesting bloggers and have kept up with my friends through my blog. I love to hunt with my bow and rifle and with a camera. We hunt to fill the freezer and cellar but would never kill anything for the fun of it. I have friends and family all over the United States. Some of my ancestry last names are Bradley, Dickson, Hylton, and Rose. I've lost both of my parents to brain cancer and miss them very much. I have one sister and four living brothers. I was raised in Paint Bank VA and moved to New Castle VA when I married. I went to school in Waiteville, WV, Gap Mills, WV and New Castle Va with a short semester of college at Virginia Western Community College in Roanoke VA.

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