I know this is a little “off topic”, but I thought I would share! I seemed to be constantly out buying liquid soap and I decided I would make my own. It was very easy and satisfying. It’s a slightly different consistency, but it works and I love the smell. You can choose any scent (or unscented – that’s you Barbara….) you want.
Liquid Hand Soap
Makes 1 Gallon
2 Tbs of Liquid Glycerin (I found it at Whole Foods)
1 – 8 oz bar of soap (I used Lavender Bar Soap)
1 gallon of water
Grate the entire bar of soap
Fill a pot with 1 gallon of water and add the soap shavings.
Add 2 Tablespoons of liquid glycerin and turn the heat to medium/high and stir until the soap dissolves.
Leave it alone to cool for at least 10-12 hours. It begins to cloud up after 3-4 hours.
After it has cooled completely around 12 hours later it will harden and look like liquid soap.
If the soap is harder than it should be you can take some beaters and blend it while adding just a little bit of water until the consistency is more like liquid soap.
Now you can refill your 12 ounce bottle of liquid soap (that cost $3.99) with your gallon of refill that cost around $4.99.