Asked on Jul 24, 2020

How to make body wash with dial bar soap w/o leaving crust in tub?

Deb KBetsyMaura White


I use dial bar soap that is shredded, water and cook until melted and let sit for 24 hour. When I use it, it a little slimy and I have to use more than usual but most of all there is a crust in the bath water. Is there a way to make it more soapy and not crusty?

10 answers
  • Oliva
    on Jul 24, 2020

    The crustiness may be a result of the combination of your water type, with the calcium stearate in the soap.

  • It could also be the chemical consistency of the Dial soap itself. Perhaps a different soap will yield a different result.

  • Dee
    on Jul 24, 2020

    Spray your shower with this combo, it is good to clean the entire bathroom except for granite and marble

    Heat up 1 cup of white vinegar, mix in about 1/4 cup of Dawn Premium. Not the dollar store kind, because it is too thin. When mixed, pour into a spray bottle and fill with water. Shake. Spray down the grout and let it sit overnight. In the morning rinse. If you have stubborn stains, spray again. Use this mixture a few times a week. It will keep your grout and tiles clean. Also works wonders in the toilet bowl to keep hard water stains at bay. Oh you only have to heat the vinegar one time when you add the Dawn.

  • Ken Erickson
    on Jul 24, 2020

    Buy a mesh bag and put soap pieces inside.

  • Nan W.
    on Jul 24, 2020

    A mesh bag would work well. ...or buy body wash! ...or make your own!

  • Flipturn
    on Jul 25, 2020

    Body washes are composed of particular ingredients to keep the solution homogenized; in other words to keep the ingredients mixed and so that the liquid runs smoothly.

    The soapy solution that results when you shred bar soap and try to stir the shreds into water will not have the same consistency.

    Bar soap contains particular ingredients to hold the bar together.

    So, even when you try to 'mix' the shreds into water to form a body wash solution, due to the ingredients, the molecules int the soap bar pieces will still continue to want to stick together. As the water evaporates, a crust will result.

  • Cheryl A
    on Jul 25, 2020

    here is some info that may help you out

  • Maura White
    on Jul 25, 2020

    You could add some glycerin for more bubbles.

  • Betsy
    on Jul 29, 2020

    Hi Faye: Bathtub rings are always going to occur no matter what you do. Here is a site that may help, though.

    Good luck

  • Deb K
    on Aug 9, 2020

    Hi Faye, Betsy is correct, you will still get bathtub rings, it means the soaps are doing their job and pulling the dirt & oils off to the side while you bath. Here is a cleaner solution you can make your self.

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