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
1 bar worth soap scraps or little hotel soaps to equal one bar for one gallon
1 gal water
optional: essential oils
bottles to store
Cut up or grate scraps of soap bars and add to a pot with one gallon water, heat and let it melt until smooth.
Turn off heat and let cool. I left mine overnight. It will gel up.
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.
If you would like you may add a few drops of your favorite essential oils to scent the soap, or not, your choice!
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!
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!
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!
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