Saturday, May 3, 2014

DIY Body Wash/Shaving Lotion

I've been on a bit of a DIY kick lately and this post from AHouseWife was no exception. C'mon, when you have all the ingredients in your bathroom, how can you resist giving it a shot? This one is particularly helpful now that we're entering warmer weather and shorts and skirts are a must. I have no shame in showing some leg hair but if this will make my legs smooth and moisturized at the same time (not to mention, provide enough to last me a few weeks!), then it's definitely worth a try.

Go to your bathroom and grab:

1 Full bottle of shampoo
1 Full bottle of conditioner
Baby Oil

Combine 1 cup of shampoo and 1 cup of conditioner into a bowl. I recommend having full bottles because you'd be surprised how much of it is going into this recipe.

Add 5 Tablespoons of lotion and 5 Tablespoons of baby oil.

Combine everything until you have a big bowl of bubbles and goo.

Very carefully, add the mixture to an empty bottle or jar. I used an old 23oz. Olay body wash bottle and I'd say a good 20oz. went in (I may have spilled an ounce or two onto the table in the process). Give it an hour to sit before putting it to work.

So, how is it? Well, it doesn't have the consistency of body wash or shaving gel. More like... water. So if you decide to make this yourself, don't use so much baby oil. A tablespoon or two would probably do the trick. And the original post says this would be a good shaving lotion but I also used it as a body wash. It does make your legs silky smooth so I'll definitely use it (since I have so much of it)!

TOTAL COSTS: About $13 to make about 20oz. (and cheaper lotion would bring the cost down even more)
$.99 for Suave Juice Green Apple shampoo
$.99 for Suave Juice Gren Apple conditioner
$4.99 for Johnson's Baby Oil
$6.49 for Nivea Body Lotion
Old bottle already on hand

TOTAL AMOUNT OF TIME: 1 hour, 10 minutes
10 minutes to combine ingredients
1 hour to let stand

EASY-PEASY SCALE (1 super easy - 5 very difficult): 1 out of 5
I like doing easy projects once in a while and this was certainly that! If something had to be considered "difficult", it was pouring the mixture into the bottle without making a mess. Which I did. All over the table.

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