Making liquid soap from a bar of soap is easy with this DIY project.
I have a thing about soaps. Either I like expensive bar soap, or else, I like liquid soap.
Plain old Dial or Irish Spring soaps just don’t cut it for me. For showers, I enjoy my expensive bar soaps but for normal hand washing, I prefer using liquid soap because it is tidier on my bathroom sink counter.
Many homemade products do just as good a job as those the retail products that you buy in stores. Things like disinfectant wipes and liquid soap can be made at home for a fraction of the price of store goods.Making liquid soap is so easy. All it takes is melting the soap with water, adding a little vegetable glycerin, and in no time at all, you have liquid hand soap.
To make liquid soap, you will first need a bar of normal soap. Then get out a food grater and grate away. You’ll need to end up with about 1 cup of soap flakes from your bar.
Next, combine the soap flakes in a large pot with 10 cups of water. Add 1 tablespoon of vegetable glycerin to the water. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and cook it over a medium low heat for 1-2 minutes until the soap dissolves.
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You can make the liquid soap without the glycerine, since normal bar soap contains this, but adding a bit extra will make your liquid soap more creamy and less likely to have clumps in it. (affiliate link) Who wants clumps in a soap dispenser.
You can also add 1 tsp of essential oils at this time if you would like your soap to have a lovely scent. Lavender, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Lemongrass, Orange, and Peppermint all make great scented soaps. (affiliate link.)
Let the soap cool completely, then use a funnel to pour it into a fancy soap dispenser. If the soap is too thick, use a hand blender to beat it until smooth. (add a tiny bit of extra water to get the consistency that you like.)
Easy peasy and so much less expensive than normal liquid soap!
Note: each bar of soap varies as to how it will boil down. If your soap is too watery, add more soap flakes to the mixture.