Sure, some folks are bar soap folks. It’s been in bar form since they were kids. They don’t know what to do without it; don’t understand the appeal of a liquid body wash. They might not know the pleasure of a loofah and instead use an old cotton washcloth.

But for other folks the body wash is the only real way to go. Its consistency, its lathering abilities, its ease of use. Some claim it’s the best thing since sliced bread. But there are a few problems. First off, it can be a bit costly compared to its former, molded counterpart. Secondly, some great soap companies don’t make a body wash. Plus, most soaps are toxic.

Well, we’ve got the perfect solution: DIY Body Wash made from a bar (or two) of Osana’s all-natural mosquito repellent soap.

Here’s what you’ll do to make DIY Body Wash:

Step 1: Take that bar of your favorite soap to the cheese grater. Grate up 1 bar of your favorite soap. If your grater has multiple sides and grating sizes, use the smaller option. You want your soap to be nice and fine when you’re finished. Be sure to keep your fingers and knuckles clear of the grater, as that can be quite the hazard.

Step 2: Heat 2 ½ to 3 ½ cups of water in a pot. The amount of water depends on two things: the type of bar soap you are using and the desired consistency. This is something you can play with a bit and perfect over the course of 1 or 2 makings.

Step 3: Add grated soap to the pan and stir, while you continue to heat it, until the soap dissolves.

Step 4 (Optional): for a little extra moisturizing power, add about a tablespoon of either Vitamin E oil or Coconut Oil (which is different from coconut milk – don’t use coconut milk).

Step 5: Transfer the mixture to a glass jar or a large bowl and allow it to cool for about 1 hour before transferring to a squeeze bottle (or, you could leave it in that old natural peanut butter jar and simply scoop a little out when you need it). As the mixture will thicken as it cools, and it is at this point that you can manipulate the mixture to the desired consistency: if it is too thick, heat it back up and add a little more water. If it is too thin, heat it up and add a little more grated soap.

And voila! You’ve got yourself some body wash, made from your favorite bar of soap! Please note, if you’re using Osana soap, for best results you still need to use the body wash consistently for 3 days before exposure to mosquitoes. Another thing to note is that this body wash will not lather as much as your typical store bought body wash will. If you’d like to replicate this, simply add in a little vegetable glycerin (available at most health food stores).