I have eczema, my three kids sadly inherited my eczema also. So itchy dry skin is a constant issue in our home, especially in the winter. I am always looking for products that will help ease the symptoms of our eczema. Especially soaps, I usually only buy body wash or soap that is for sensitive skin or extra moisturizing. This can be expensive! I am a (non-extreme) couponer, so sometimes it is cheaper to buy the moisturizing/sensitive bar instead of body wash. Yet my entire family prefers body wash over slippery bars which turn into little slivers that get wasted and thrown away. So I buy the bars when I can get them cheaper than body wash and use them to make our own body wash!
This time I am actually using some sample bars of Dove sensitive moisturizing bars I was given, yay for free body wash!
Next I grate the bars.
Place the grated soap into a large pot and add the same ounces of water as soap. For this batch I grated 9 ounces of soap so I added 9 ounces of water. Put on a medium high heat burner and stir the whole time. Bring it to a full boil for about 4-5 minutes and then pull off the heat to cool completely.
When cool use a funnel to put into a bottle. I use an old dish soap bottle I cleaned out.
I love our homemade body wash that costs us pennies to make! It is also very easy and soothing on our dry eczema skin. Thanks for stopping by!