So I’m sure if you’re on Pinterest, you’ve seen a million make your own liquid soap from a bar posts by now. My husband and I are on a new budget, and have been trying to save money lately, so I’m trying to save with everything we need. This “recipe” makes A LOT of hand soap, and for $1! The bar of soap I used was purchased from the Dollar Tree (Yardley is a well known brand, and they use natural ingredients AND don’t test on animals, so a plus in my book!), and I used 1 Tablespoon on coconut oil, which I’m not even going to begin to figure out how much that costs, because it’s practically nothing! The only other ingredient is water! It’s a kind of long process, but in my opinion, it’s totally worth it! We’re not going to have to buy hand soap for a loooong time!
Liquid Hand Soap (adapted from The Farmer’s Nest)
1 4.25 oz bar of soap
1 Tablespoon coconut oil
1/2 gallon of water
Start by grating your bar of soap into a large pot. Like I said, I used Yardley London brand. The Honey Vanilla Creme smells AMAZINGGGG. I also got the Lavender (which I’ll use for a laundry detergent that I’m going to make), and Sugar Plum Blossom, that also smells amazing. The original recipe called for glycerin, which I didn’t have, so I Googled “substitutes for glycerin”, and coconut oil was an option (in my opinion, the only option! I love the stuff)!! Add the water along with the coconut oil, turn the heat up to medium/high, and whisk until the soap is completely melted. You DON’T WANT THIS TO BOIL! Just to stay hot enough to melt the grated soap. This step is loooong and annoying. You have to whisk it often, and the soap starts to suds up so it’s hard to tell if it’s melted. Once it (finally) does, let it sit for a few hours until completely cool. I did this all before bed, so I let mine sit over night. It kind of jells up, which is totally fine (but you might get a little grossed out at the texture lol). All you have to do is break it up and transfer it to a mixer to whip it up until it’s creamy, or whisk it by hand. You could probably put it in the blender too, but I didn’t try that. I transferred mine to a soap pump and the extra went into a large plastic container (also purchased from the Dollar Tree).
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