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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
You stated for foam soap the ratio is 1/4. Please clarify,, is it 1 part soap to 4 parts water?
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.
You can use a regular size bar of soap, or if you prefer, a bath size bar for making the handsoap, if you find it too watery. Sewingmamma
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.
By IMAQT1962 from IL
According to a recent NYTimes article, hand sanitizer needs to be AT LEAST 60% alcohol in order to be effective at killing germs. Any less than that, and the alcohol doesn't stay on your hands long enough (it dries too quickly), and all you're doing is smearing the germs around.
So in order to be effective, you'd need a minimum of 2/3 cup alcohol for every 1/3 cup of aloe vera gel.
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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!
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!
Does anyone know a reliable recipe to make fragrance-free liquid hand soap?
By Kathy H.
I am looking for a recipe for 10 gallons of liquid soap. It used Oxiclean as well as the standard ingredients.
By Mary Anne