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Homemade Liquid Hand/Bath Soap

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Ok my virtual friends I’ma changing things up today.  I’ve posted bunches of food recipes and ONE DIY-cleaning recipe. My goal in creating this website was to help you save money, NOT just in the kitchen but throughout your entire house.

With that being said, I’m sharing my recipe for liquid hand/bath soap today. I have been using this recipe for about two years now and it has saved me a lot of money.

I think it’s kinda crazy that liquid bath and hand soap is so much more expensive than the bar soaps.

This is so easy to make that I told my husband if we were to ever come into a lot of money (from where, I have no idea) I was still going to make this. It does have a little gooier feel to it than regular hand and bath soap but it lathers and it cleans. And if you buy a scented bar soap you will even smell good. It even keeps my hands from drying and cracking during the cold winter months.

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It’s as simple as shredding some bar soap, mixing it with water, heating it up, blending and pouring.

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I’ve used just about every brand of bar soap you can think of and it all works. Zest, Dial, Irish Spring, even store brand. I’m not picky. If it’s on sale, that’s what we smelling like:-)

Have a look at the recipe and give it a try. Simple and CHEAP!

Speaking of cheap, scroll back up to the first picture. See what I store the leftovers in…a recycled gallon milk jug. Cheap and proud!

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Homemade Liquid Hand/Bath Soap
  • 2 bars of soap, any size-any kind
  • 2 cups water per one ounce soap
  • Example-2 bars soap @ 3oz each=12 cups water
  1. Shred (or cut into small pieces) soap into a large pot.
  2. Add water.
  3. Bring soap and water to a boil then turn down and dissolve soap completed over low heat, stirring occasionally.
  4. Let cool for approximately 8 hours. Soap will have hardened into a thick gel.
  5. With a hand mixer blend soap until it’s a gooey liquidy soap consistency.
  6. Pour into your hand and/or bath soap dispensers.

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12 thoughts on “Homemade Liquid Hand/Bath Soap

  1. My mom used to always take the little pieces of soap that no one would use, add water and have liquid soap, but never heard of heating it! Great idea for a cheaper version of hand soap, love it!

    • I vaguely remember a family member that did the same thing as your mom! Research made me aware that bringing the water to a boil will kill any funny things that may live in it:( You could always use distilled water. I think I’m gonna stick with boiling. Can’t understand the need to buy water when it comes out my faucet at home:)

  2. We go through so much hand wash at home, I think I might have to give this a go. Looks simple enough, can’t believe there’s only two ingredients.

  3. Love this idea, it really does save more money and it makes a lot from those bars! We just recently began making our own liquid soap, too using bar soap. Found you at Merry Monday Linky Party…pinned this and now following on FB and G+. :)

  4. My husband is a bar soap lover but will never use that last little bit. Just like my mother I save that little bit. I make new bars of soap out of the leftovers. I am going to try this though. So simple. Pinned!

  5. This looks so easy! I will have to try this, my toddler goes through hand soap like no other. :-) Found you at the Bloggers Brags Party and featuring this link tomorrow as part of last weeks recap. :–)

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