There’s just something so satisfying about making things yourself. It’s no different when you make your own liquid soap. All you need are a few bar soaps and simple supplies most people already have around the house. One batch can keep your whole family clean for weeks at a fraction of the cost. Plus it’s eco-friendly.
Better yet, just take a couple of luxury bars and transform them into a gallon of spa-quality liquid soap. When finished, pour them into pretty dispensers and you have yourself a perfect homemade gift!
Grab your cakes of soap and let’s start cooking.
What you’ll need
2 bars of soap, about 8 ounces in all
1 gallon distilled water
1-2 tablespoons glycerin (optional for thickening)
Essential oil (optional)
Soap-making coloring (optional)
How to make it
Grate the soap using a cheese grater or food processor.
In a large sauce pan, heat the distilled water to a boil. Remove from heat, and stir in the soap flakes until melted. Allow the mixture to cool and rest overnight.
Blend the cooled mixture using a blender or mixer.
If the liquid soap is too thin, reheat over low heat and add either a tablespoon of glycerin or more soap flakes. If it’s too thick, reheat and add more water.
Once the desired consistency is reached, if essential oils and coloring are desired, add to the batch and blend once more.
Using a funnel, pour liquid soap into dispensers and enjoy!
How to use it
To make everyday hand-washing cleanup extra special (and extra clean), try a touchless, motion-activated dispenser from Better Living.