When I saw a pin that said you could make up to 64 ounces or more liquid hand soap for pennies and from just one bar of soap, I knew it was something I had to try. (cause I am cheap, hahaha)
What you need:
- 1 bar of soap (about 4 ounces)-I used Yardley
- 1 Tablespoon glycerin
- 8 cups water
What you need to do:
- Grate the bar of soap
- Bring 4 cups of water to a boil and add grated soap, mix and stir until soap has melted.
- Add 1 tablespoon glycerin
- Let sit 10-12 hours, stirring every few hours.
- After mixture has cooled, add about 2-4 more cups of water until soap is the consistency you like.
I have actually tried to make liquid hand soap twice now. My first attempt I used a different recipe. (to see it go here) That one was a horrible failure. It was like washing your hands with a giant hocker! EWWWWW!!! Although it failed miserably, I refused to give up hope on cost effectively making my own liquid soap. So I decided to try this recipe by Thrifty North West Mom.
No matter how high my hopes may soar, DIY Liquid Hand Soap perfection seems to elude me! Although it is not nearly as bad as my first batch, it still feels kind of snot like. Granted it is still soap and it does get your hands clean, I am going to have to Pin-Fail-It If you can get over the “loogie” like feel then this soap is for you! Sadly it is not for me. My only question now is what to do with 2 gallons of
slimy snot soap? Christmas gifts??? I am only kidding, Or am I???? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA