DIY Liquid Hand Soap

Hi! Jamma here with another do-it-yourself adventure… hand soap!

This is incredibly easy. If you saw my post about making laundry detergent you know that these things take time. Which is totally worth it because this is costing me all of $2 that I spent on a bar of soap at my local health food store (Health Hutt). I went with Carbolic soap because of its natural antibacterial properties. With school coming up I’m taking all precautions necessary.

The yield is two quarts of soap, so that’s a nice $0.25 per bottle! (I’m reusing an old 7.5 ounces Dial Soap container. Yet another George Provides** scenario.)

My favorite part about this DIY adventure is it’s Zero Waste. Well, will the exception of the sticker that was on the bar of soap. But still, huge win!

Whatchu need:

  • Bar of soap (of your choosing- use what you love or already have on hand)
  • 8 cups boiling water
  • Cheese grater
  • Mixing spoon
  • Ladle
  • Funnel
  • Hand blender, stand blender, or strong arm and a whisk
  • Jars for storage
  • Hand pump soap dispenser

Whatchu do:

  1. Bring water to a boil.
  2. While the water is goin’, gratefully grate the soap. My bar was interesting-it didn’t have that cheese grated look. It was like saw dust, haha.
  3. When water is to a boil, turn off the heat and mix in le soap. Mix until it’s completely dissolved.
  4. Let it set up- kinda like jello. This may take anywhere from two to four hours. Be patient. It’s a virtue (so I’m told).
  5. When it’s set up- blend/whisk it real good! Ahhhh, whisk it. Whisk it real good!
  6. Ladle into jars/dispenser with your handy-dandy funnel
  7. Enjoy!

I hope you try this. I feel it’s totally worth the time and effort. Which is extremely minimal. And, hey! Who doesn’t like to save money in the process?!

Let me know how it turned out for ya.


** For an explanation of “George Provides”, view this post.

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