Have you ever tried making your own liquid hand soap? I haven’t until recently. I found the recipe on pinterest so I went and bought all the ingredients. For months now, I’ve been trying to set aside some time to make this soap. I was under the assumption that it would take a ton of time to make not to mention be hard to do and annoying. I was very wrong! Let me take you on a journey to liquid soap-making. Hop on board and try it! You will be VERY surprised! This recipe came from http://www.thefarmersnest.com. She used Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day soap. I decided to use a fancy bar of soap that I found on sale at Marshall’s. It worked fine.
Homemade Liquid Hand Soap
Cheese grater (use the one in your kitchen! Mine washed up just fine)
A clean, empty milk jug
2 Tablespoons of Liquid Glycerin (I got mine at Walmart. It was in the first aid area. Walmart was the ONLY place in my area that had it.)
1 - 8 oz bar of soap
1 gallon of water
First, you want to grate the entire bar of soap into a bowl, using the cheese grater.
After that’s done, pour the gallon of water into a large pot. Add the soap shavings and the liquid glycerine. Heat on medium-high heat. Keep stirring the pot until ALL of the shavings dissolve. It will just look like soapy water when it’s done. (the picture still has shavings in it)
When the shavings dissolve, put the pot on the back burner and leave it alone. You want to let it sit, untouched, for 10-12 hours. I made mine at night so it would be ready when I woke up.
When it’s ready, it will be the consistency of snot (that is the best description since it’s true and everyone knows what I mean). If it’s too jelly-like, you can beat it with a hand mixer and add a TINY bit of water until it’s snot-like. I had to use the mixer on mine. I only added a baby-bottle cap full of water.
It turned out great and it smells fantastic! I put it in the empty milk jug and labeled it. It won’t keep for months and months (since it doesn’t have preservatives in it) so I suggest you share some with friends and/or family. It makes a great gift! Also, it only costs about $4-5 to make! Think of how much you spend on soap and soap refills! This is a bargain!
Try this and let me know how it turns out. I have a ton of other recipes on my pinterest account for homemade things and saving money. Follow me (ducktapegurl) to see when I pin something new. Good luck with your homemade hand soap!