Liquid Hand Soap

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

Cheese grater
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

Step 1:
Grate the entire bar of soap

Step 2:
Fill a pot with 1 gallon of water and add the soap shavings.

Step 3:
Add 2 Tablespoons of liquid glycerin and turn the heat to medium/high and stir until the soap dissolves.

Step 4:
Leave it alone to cool for at least 10-12 hours. It begins to cloud up after 3-4 hours.

Step 5:
After it has cooled completely around 12 hours later it will harden and look like liquid soap.

Step 6:
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.

2 thoughts on “Liquid Hand Soap

  1. …And lavender at that. We have good friends who plan on putting in a whole field of the stuff. —Guess we’ll be having dinners here while it’s in bloom.

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