Homemade Liquid Hand Soap is easy and affordable!
I discovered this method one day, while researching making homemade bar soap. And even though, I have yet to make homemade bar soap, I did jump on this!
Mainly because it is so simple!!!
Just three simple ingredients and you will have a half a gallon, healthy for the body, liquid hand soap!
All that is needed,
*2 Bars of Healthy Ingredient Soap of Your Choice
*Optional* Essential Oil (some bar soaps like mine, are already loaded with essential oil, but you can for sure add what you like and make that soap smell good!)
Grate the bars of soap with a cheese grater .
This was easy and went very quickly.
The little ones can help too 😉 he couldn’t keep his hands out!
The smell of the soap was already very strong, it filled the whole room!
It was lovely.
Monday morning project in pajamas with Mommy, are our favorites 🙂
You can find the Glycerin at a local pharmacy. I just asked the lady if they had any (since I had no idea what it was) and she quickly brought me a bottle. It was around $7. No worries of it running out anytime soon. I have tons of soap and this recipe only needed 2-4 teaspoons.
Place the grated soap into a stainless steel pot, filled with 1/2 to 3/4 a gallon of distilled water.
Add the glycerin and warm the soap over medium heat, stirring until all the strands have dissolved into liquid.
Place your pot into a safe and cool place overnight. It will continue to thicken even after it has cooled.
Once the soap has fully cooled, it may or may not be the texture that you like. With this recipe I started out with only using 1 bar of soap, but after it had cooled, my liquid soap was too liquidy. So I grated another bar, added two more teaspoons of glycerin, and reheated over the stove until the soap strands were fully dissolved. Cooled again overnight and it was perfect.
Due to the type of bar soap you use, it may have more of an oil base which is the reason mine turned out too watery. If it does the opposite and turns out too thick, then add more water.
And in my case, it was too watery and the reason I ended up using two bars of soap.
Store in a half gallon jar or right into a soap dispenser.
Many of the store bought liquid soaps are loaded with ingredients that I prefer to live without. Even the hand anti-bacterial gels are loaded with bad things that weaken our immune systems and affect our hormone levels.
So every tidbit can help in keeping our bodies healthier
I rather enjoy washing my hands now!
Homemade Liquid Hand Soap
- 2 Bars Hand Soap (Preferably homemade, or from the health food store)
- 2-4 Teaspoons Glycerin
- 1/2 – 1 Gallon Distilled Water
- *Optional* Essential Oil of Your Choice
My inspiration source for this recipe…