A few months ago I found a coupon for $1.00 off four Yardley bar soaps. I had never actually purchased Yardley bar soap before and was not sure how much they normally ran but I cut out the coupon anyway. I was shocked to see that one bar of soap sells for over $2.
I made a mental note to throw away the coupon but like most of my mental notes I forgot. A week or so later I was picking up some things at the Dollar Tree and noticed that they had Yardley bar soap for $1 a bar!
The next time I was out by the Dollar Tree, I stopped in with my coupon that I had not thrown away, and picked up 4 bars making each bar about 80 cents after the coupon and tax.
I am not a fan of bar soap, I prefer body wash. But here I was with four bars of soap so I decided to try and make body wash out of them.
And it worked!! 🙂
- 1 bar Yardley English Lavender soap
- 16 – 20 cups of water
- big pot
- gallon jug/container
- In a microwave safe bowl, place bar of soap.
- Microwave in 30 second intervals until soap easily crumbles. Be careful the bar of soap will get hot! I scrapped the crumbles off after each microwave session.
- Place soap crumbles and water in pot.
- Melt over medium heat, stirring occasionally until soap crumbles have melted completely.
- Allow soap to cool for 5 – 10 minutes or until you are able to handle the pot.
- Using funnel pour soap into a clean, dry gallon jug leaving about an inch of head space.
- Do not place the cap on the jug.
- Allow to cool and set overnight.
- The soap will solidify some overnight which is why you need the head space.
Pour body wash into the container of your choice and begin using. Store extra body wash in gallon jug.
From start to finish, this took about 30 minutes plus the overnight cooling.
So for 30 minutes of work I ended up with 5 gallons of body wash!! I did all 4 bars at the same time. I like my body wash to be a bit thinner than how most commercial body washes come, so I used 20 cups of water per bar of soap. You should be able to get approximately one gallon of body wash for each bar of soap.
Have a blessed day!
This post may or may not contain referral links. Please read my disclosure policy here.