Making your own liquid soap at home can save you money and smell just the way you want it to. This page contains homemade liquid hand soap recipes.
Make your own liquid hand soap or foam hand soap from soap scraps that normally go to waste!
Total Time: 1/2 hour plus overnight setting
Yield: one gallon
Thanks for the recipe to 'making hand soap from bar soap scraps' - I will be doing this from now on.
The liquid versions of bath soap never smell as good as their bar counterpart, so, I'll take me favorite bar soap and turn it into a liquid.
Nice recipe. Thank you for sharing. I'll try this.
You stated for foam soap the ratio is 1/4. Please clarify,, is it 1 part soap to 4 parts water?
Several years ago after getting a dog I noticed how much liquid hand soap I was using. It was getting really expensive so I knew I would have to think of some frugal way to have an easy way to wash my hands many times a day.
One day, while shopping at my local discount market, I noticed how inexpensive large bottles of liquid bath soap was; it was much cheaper than the small bottles of handsoap. I thought I would see how it was for washing hands and it is great!
My only problem was that the plastic 'straw' inside the pump was quite thick and I used more than I needed each time I pumped the soap. Well, to solve this problem I simple took a regular drinking straw and cut it the length of the container and placed it inside the one that came with the container. Now, I get less soap coming out each time I pump the liquid out and it has become even more economical. Hope this will help all of you 'frugal' gals!
By Lisa from Thessaloniki, Greece
I haven't bought hand or bath soap in a while! I use shampoo for bath soap and dish washing liquid for hand soap! It's all the same, right?
I also use the liquid bath soap for shampoo. I get a rash with many soaps and shampoos so I have to be careful. If I find a shower soap I can use I just go head to toe with it and it works fine
I use cheap bubble bath from Wal-mart as hand soap. They have a lot of different fragrances and they all smell so good.
I have been doing this for a long time now. The first time, I bought two gigantic bottles on clearence at the market, they lasted ages. Now, I get a big bottle of bubble bath at the Dollar Tree & it works great.
Trish in CT
Where can I get supplies for making liquid soap, perfume, and air fresher? Thanks.
Try craft stores like Joann's and Michael's or search online for specific ingredients.
Originally I thought only health food and natural stores would have supplies I wanted for these items (essential oils, particular natural materials like white cider, baking soda, etc) BUT many grocery stores now carry them and I even found essential oils both IN some dept. stores like Walmart (in health and beauty section) and on their online sites and some are the same companies at lower prices!) Happy Hunting!
You can make your own handsoap from one bar of soap. Grate one (1) small bar of any kind of soap and add 3 cups of water. Put mixture in a microwave safe container and zap for 3 minutes. Pour into a handsoap container with a pump when cool. Makes 24 oz.
I would like to make liquid hand soap. I am looking for a good frugal recipe.
By Laura from NH
A long time ago I purchased bottles of liquid hand soap at the Dollar store. When they ran out I refilled them with colored liquid dish soap using 1/3 soap and 2/3 water. Sometimes I put a drop of lavender oil in the bottle too. Hope this helps! I reuse the bottles until they need replacing.
I read that you can use plain old bubble bath. I do, and just fill up a used dish soap containter. It makes your hands feel so soft and smell so good!
Great ideas! Thank you. I could check out the dollar store, to see if they have large dish soap or bath soap, and dilute to a good mix.
Mix all ingredient together pour into pump style or squeeze bottle don't like to scent of bubble gum? Just use another scent of fragrance oil instead.