We wanted to try making our own liquid soap so that we wouldn’t have to buy anymore = no more plastic containers and just refill the ones we had. We scoured the web and found a homemade liquid soap recipe from The Farmer’s Nest that looked easy enough.
What we used:
2 Tablespoons of Liquid Glycerin–purchased at any Drugstore
1 – 8 oz bar of soap
1 gallon distilled water
Large empty containers, like empty milk jugs or your already bought liquid soap containers to refill
How we made it:
1. Grate the bar of soap.
2. Fill a pot with 1 gallon of distilled water and add soap shavings.
3. Add liquid glycerin to pot and dissolve soap over med/high heat.
4. Allow to cool for 10-12 hours. (What starts out as soapy water will turn cloudy after a few hours.)
Really stretches a dime. A bit difficult to get out of the bottle and not a substitute for dish detergent but keeps going, and going,and going…
Others recipes to try for liquid soap:
- Homemade Liquid Soap – notsomuch (allthatstuffandmore.wordpress.com)
- Homemade liquid Hand Soap (dozenwilsons.wordpress.com)
- Make Your Own Olive Oil Liquid Soap (ournwsimplelife.wordpress.com)
- Liquid Laundry Soap Recipe (cre8tivehome.wordpress.com)