Monday, November 5, 2012

Cost Saving Shower Cream / Body Wash


Sorry guys.....there will be no food recipe today. Guess What??? Kristy is out of her mind again.....she's trying to make her own shower cream. LOL. Can you believe it ! haha..... Yeah, that's ME ! It happened when I accidentally bump into a few sites that trying to make their own shower gel. I immediately inspired by the idea. Besides, I have everything in hand....so for what reason I not to.

This is how the mixture look after stayed  for overnight. It actually hardened cause I added in 3 TB of glycerine instead of 2TB and ended up adding in extra water and then hand mix it. Looks a bit crumby but overall is still great.

And here's what I did.
Ingredients : (for 6-7 ~ 1L bottles)
16 cups   water
3  soap bars, grated
2 TB  glycerine (food grade) ~ you can easily get this from any bakery shop

Method :  Place everything into a big pot and bring it to boil, then simmer over low heat for about 20 mins or till everything melted. The mixture will look watery but it's ok. It will be thickened slowly after cooled for overnight. If the mixture is too thick, you can add in extra water to get the consistency as desired by using a hand mixer.
* you can keep the mixture into plastic bags which is easier for refilling the bottles on later days.

I spent more than RM10 per bottle of 800ml-1L shower cream (for branded) and RM6-7 for refill on each purchase. After some calculation, I actually spent more than RM20 per month on it and sometimes more. And the supply is only for four persons. But now, I am saving more. I only spent about RM4 on 3 bars of soap and RM2 on glycerine. And what I got from that RM6 is 7 bottles of shower cream which can be last for at least 2 months supply. Hey, what a cool thing to do!

The result is excellence ! Very foamy. I actually ran straight to the bathroom and give it a try. Have no regret at all. If for dry skin or for extra fragrance, you can blend in some essential oil. Then for body scrub, you can add in some grind dried fruits or nuts or even oat hulls. You just name it ! Hope this will help. Enjoy the fun guys.
* Here's the links to more DIY info, please click here & here.

18 comments:

Lisa Barton said...

Rule of thumb is to use 1 cup of water per ounce of bar soap you're using, then it won't get too thick. I do not add veg gly to mine.

WokandSpoon said...

Lovely idea to DIY your own soap. Did you hand grate the soap?

Henni Penni said...

What does RM mean?

Zoe said...

Hi Kristy,

This looks a Science project to me. I remember once that I tried making a pandan flavour soap when I was at school and it works amazingly really well!

Your DIY body wash looks really good!

Zoe

Small Kucing said...

wow....i wanna try making this too. Thanks

Angie's Recipes said...

You are so talented, Kristy!
How have you been??

Mich - Piece of Cake said...

Wow Kristy, that is amazing! This is good stuff. Better than all that junk outside with harmful chemicals...

Lyndsey Chapin said...

I was always thinging about making my own skin care products. Thanks for the info. I already make my own facial cleanser...This is a nice way to save money and get a good product for the whole family. Very clever Kristy.

Pam said...

It sounds good. And it's a money saver too!

Gloria said...

sounds amazing!!

Jess @ Bakericious said...

Kristy, you never fail to impress me *clap clap*!

shaz said...

Wow! You not only cook, you can do beauty products as well :) You know what I like though? That bottle of vodka in the background...cheers!

Cheah ~ No-Frills Recipes said...

My, my, this sure can save some ringgit. I only know how to make enzyme for cleaning and washing.

Amelia said...

Hi Kristy, you're amazing. Excellent ideas. Thanks for sharing with us

Have a nice week ahead,take care!

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

i am totally speechless, what else you can't do, Kristy?

Merryn said...

Wow.. 7 bottles for RM6! Great!!

lena said...

woah, homemade shower gel! that's cool! what's next? shampoo?? hahaha! Have a good week, kristy!

RSA Online Now said...

I could say that is a brilliant idea. Solved!

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