< Previous

Homemade Liquid Hand Soap

contest winner icon
Make your own liquid hand soap or foam hand soap from soap scraps that normally go to waste!

Ad

Total Time: 1/2 hour plus overnight setting

Yield: one gallon

Supplies:

Steps:

  1. Cut up or grate scraps of soap bars and add to a pot with one gallon water, heat and let it melt until smooth.
  2. Turn off heat and let cool. I left mine overnight. It will gel up.
  3. I used my mixer and mixed it for about 3 minutes to break down the clumpy gelatinous mass. You may add more water if you want thinner soft soap. I chose not to this time.
  4. If you would like you may add a few drops of your favorite essential oils to scent the soap, or not, your choice!
  5. Ad

  6. Then just pour some of the soap into some pump bottles (perhaps your recycling bin?) and save the rest in a larger bottle for refilling!
  7. Note: You may choose to separate some soap to scent while preserving the rest unscented so you can change scents the next time (by mixing in a different scent before bottling it) for use.
    It makes a ton!
  8. Extra tip: You may thin down the soap to a 1/4 ratio if you have an empty soap foam dispensing bottle to turn it into a foam soap too!
  9. Ad

Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

June 13, 20150 found this helpful

Thanks for the recipe to 'making hand soap from bar soap scraps' - I will be doing this from now on.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
June 13, 20150 found this helpful

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.

Thanks, Donna!

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
June 24, 20150 found this helpful

Nice recipe. Thank you for sharing. I'll try this.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
July 31, 20150 found this helpful

You stated for foam soap the ratio is 1/4. Please clarify,, is it 1 part soap to 4 parts water?

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
July 31, 20150 found this helpful

YES it's 1/4 soap or less to 3/4 water when using a foamy dispenser

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Ad

Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

In This Page
< Previous
Categories
Health & Beauty Beauty Skin Care CleansingJune 2, 2015
Pages
More
🌻
Gardening
📓
Back to School Ideas!
😎
Summer Ideas!
🐛
Pest Control
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Instagram
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
Better LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness and LegalComputersConsumer AdviceCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood and RecipesHealth & BeautyHolidays and PartiesHome and GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsPhotosTravel and RecreationWeddings
Published by ThriftyFun.

Desktop Page | View Mobile

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

© 1997-2019 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Generated 2019/08/08 00:24:46 in 952 msecs. ⛅️️
Loading Something Awesome!