Do you ever wonder how to make the most of those soap slivers that you get when finishing your soap bar? (The tiny piece that always seems a bit too small to use properly, or ends up accidently taking off down the plug.) Or maybe you've never been one for soap bars, but don’t want the waste of single-use plastic bottles? We have the solution!

This simple recipe shows you how to turn a soap bar into a beautiful moisturising body wash that you can make and keep in a reusable bottle. - The ultimate low-waste clean routine.

Introducing the 'No Bar Body Wash'

Acala DIY Ingredients. Shea butter, soap, sunflower oil

Prep: 20 minutes
Makes: 250ml body wash

For this recipe you will need;
• 85g of shea butter
• 85g sunflower oil
• 90g soap leftovers / soap shavings

*Not required but you can add a few drops of essential oils*


Let's get started!

1. Grate your leftover soap using a cheese or vegetable grater.
2. Melt the soap and shea butter in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of boiling water, and mix until melted.
3. Combine soap, shea butter and sunflower oil in the soap dispenser. Replace cap and swirl contents to combine. Avoid shaking the container as you’ll activate the soap and create foam.

We would love to know how you get on, so make sure to tag us in your creations! If you have any questions then message us at and one of the team will get back to you.

Happy DIY'ing :)

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