October 14, 2013

DIY Dove Body Wash

How to DIY Body Wash via from Gardners 2 Bergers

Hello DIY land! Today I honor Dove (No, this is not a paid post.) Dove is a product that you can shape, mold, scrape, suds, wear, tear, sculpt, and do pretty much anything you like with. Today, I honor you, great white bar of Dove. I have heard you pleas of loneliness and I have answered with a companion. I call it, body wash and here is its ode. 
  • White foamy substance, soothing mine skin, you sail yonder, under, and in betwin. For your cleansing ways, my soul doth delight, and now, I say, my drawers live without fright.  
I have a ton of allergies, so I gave up on expensive beauty products years ago and I've been using Dove products successfully since. I use their unscented beauty bar- and today we'll turn that bar soap into body wash! You can do it with your own favorite brand- the recipe will be the same. 

You'll need these Materials:

  • 1 (4-oz)  Dove bar of soap (or your favorite brand)
  • 2 cups (16-oz) tap water
  • 1 cup of Coconut Milk (optional, reduce water by 2/3 cup)
How to DIY Body Wash via from Gardners 2 Bergers


  1. Boil water on the stove in small sauce pan. 
  2. Prepare the Dove soap to melt by either: 
    1. Grate the bar of soap using the smallest side of the cheese grater-----or------
    2. Chop the bar of soap up into very small pieces.
  3. Once your water is boiling you can add the grated/chopped soap. 
  4. Optional: Add 1 cup coconut milk to the 1 1/3 cup water + chopped soap mixture
  5. Cook over medium until mixture is smooth. 
How to DIY Body Wash via from Gardners 2 Bergers

That's all there is to it! I love an easy hack- now you'll get 16-20 oz of liquid per recipe- or 50 center a bottle. Now that's great whether you're trying to live frugally, you're allergic absolutely all things or (ahem) you're obsessed with DIY-ing everything and anything! ;-) Now you can DIY this too! Wouldn't this make a great gift?  I'm looking forward to another busy week! Do you know where Zack and I are this week? Stay in touch with my social media feeds and have a good week!

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  1. What a neat idea! I love Dove soap..thanks for sharing this.

  2. Thanks for sharing! Beautiful recipe.

  3. This is so cool :) thanks for sharing..

  4. Great idea Becca! I need to make some! Great gift idea and teacher gift too! Pinned!

  5. It´s a wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing.


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