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Old 05-16-2011, 10:47 AM   #1
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bar soap to body wash???

Can you do this? Can you turn a bar soap into a body wash? Just grate and put in hot water maybe? Melt it up. There are so many lovely bar soaps out there that are cheaper and more natural than the body washes I find but I have massive issues touching a bar of soap that has gotten wet and squishy. They never dry out fully and I hate that. So I use body wash on myself and my kids. I'd love to be able to buy bar soap from our local farmer's market and turn it into a body wash. Will it melt well ya think? Maybe melted and put into a foamer? Anyone do this? I mean, I have liquid castile soap that I could use but it dries out our skin so I'd love to be able to purchase some of the lovely goat's milk soap at the farmer's market instead.

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Old 05-16-2011, 12:31 PM   #2
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Old 05-16-2011, 05:15 PM   #3
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Oh! Iím so glad this was posted - I was tempted to buy the goatís milk soap at the co-op today but didnít because I donít like soap bars. Maybe next week Iíll try this
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Yep! You can turn any soap into liquid. Just be careful of heat because it can scorch and then you have a nasty smelling mess.
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Re: bar soap to body wash???

thank you so much! that's EXACTLY what I wanted to do! I can't wait to buy some local bar soap this friday at the farmer's market!!!!!! WOOT!
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Yeah you sure can, I do this with all our soap chips that are too small to use. I have had good success grating it up, boiling it, and then filling a jar only halfway full. Let it cool some and then add water. (If you don't you have a gelatinous mass in your jar that won't come out). Put that in a pump and use it for whatever. I put a little TTO in mine cause we use ours for hand soap.
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Old 05-17-2011, 11:25 PM   #7
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Re: bar soap to body wash???

You can, but it turns to a snot like texture lol. It still works, but don't put it in a foamer it will clog the screen up and ruin the foamer. If your bathroom or home is real humid it can be hard to keep your bar soap dry, because of the glycerin in it. It is just natural. Using soap dishes with air flow helps a lot. I have a ton of bar soap in my bathroom, but hubby made me a wire soap rack and for the most part they stay dry.

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i second the soap dish, they keep pretty good if they have air flow. I aso buy Dr. Bronners liquid at the health food store where I can refill my own container for half the price.
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I use cast iron or wooden soap dishes. Natural soaps need air to cool and cure in between uses. If allowed to dry properly your hand poured soap will last you much longer than others. Making a liquid will not get the longest user time from your soap, requires more effort on your part and more steps in the shower. nice little wooden rack would help your situaion with soft soap.

I have used hand poured goat milk soaps since 2001. I can't use anything else but real soap. Worth every extra penny.
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There is also a huge risk of bacterial growth once you add water - liquid soap requires a preservative to stay microbe free.

There is handcrafted liquid soap but it *should* contain a preservative - not vit e, gse, etc. There are no natural preservative s available that will keep the buggies at bay.
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