How to Make Liquid Hand Soap

Posted By:  Stephanie

Good morning!  Today I'm going to show you a quick tutorial on how to make liquid hand soap.  Seriously, it is so easy and such a money saver that we should all do this.


Gather all your supplies:

1 gallon distilled water
1 8oz bar of soap
*after trial and error on my husband's part making body wash we found Dove does not work well*
Glycerin
 *usually found near the band aids*
1 TBSP measuring spoon
Cheese grater



Step 1:  Grate the bar of soap and add the soap and 2 TBSP Glycerin to a pot of 1 gallon distilled water.

We (my husband and I) used a 5.5oz bar of soap and found that if we used a bit less water or an 8oz bar of soap it would have worked a little better.  We were still happy with the results so the soap wont go to waste.



Step 2:  Turn the heat to medium/high heat and continue to heat until the soap shavings dissolve.


As it is dissolving stir it up, this process doesn't take long.


This is what it will look like once you're finished dissolving the soap.


Step 3:  Wait about 24 hours for the soap to settle and become less runny.  Get out your handy mixer and mix it...mix it real good. (said in the tune of Push It by Salt and Peppa)


Step 4:  Use a funnel and pour your soap into the gallon container the water came in for storage.


That's it, you're done!

Of course everything turns out better when you have a messy cute assistant helping out.


Now get to it!  

Seriously this is SO easy and will save you tons of money over time.  Like I said though, don't use Dove bar soap for this, it was a runny mess!  I personally prefer the natural soaps for 2 reasons:

1.  The cost savings is even greater
2.  When we did try the dove the smell wasn't pleasant it was all chemical, no thank you.




7 comments:

  1. I am going to have to give this a try! I hate paying for liquid soap all the time. Even if I get it at Costco it's too much!

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  2. I totally agree, I don't like paying for it either! Let us know how you like it!

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