Thursday, June 7, 2012

Homemade Liquid Hand Soap

1 BAR OF SOAP (Use your favorite, any will do. I used Ivory)
1 TBS LIQUID GYLCERIN ( found at Walmart in 1st aid section $2.98 for the bottle. The glycerin keeps the soap from separating)

You can double the recipe if you like, I like to make two batches at once so it is sure to last all year and then some :)

DIRECTIONS: Grate 1 bar soap of choice into large bowl (I used a cheese grater from the dollar store). Heat 10 cups water, 1 bar of grated soap and 1 tablespoon liquid glycerin on medium heat until the soap is dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool.When cool, use a funnel to pour mixture into your storage containers. Note:The mixture will thicken as it cools.
I re-purposed 2 liter soda bottles. This recipe will yield 2 2-liter bottles. Fill each bottle with half of the mixture and top off with water and shake. You now have 4 liters of homemade liquid soap for the cost of a bar of soap and about 40cents worth of liquid glycerin!
You can add a few drops of your favorite essential oil  or fresh cut herbs into the mixture for a refreshing scent! :) Reuse old soap pumps and refill as needed.

That's a lot of soap and a lot of savings!

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