Making my own liquid hand soap is just the latest project in my quest to live cheaper. The more items that I make for myself, the more I feel ripped off having to buy anything premade. Making household items yourself brings such a sense of accomplishment. Especially when you can do it yourself for so much cheaper than buying.
I looked all over for a recipe that I liked, toyed around with the ingredients, and came up with a plan.
Here is what you need:
1 gallon of water, tap is fine
1 bar (4oz.) all natural bar soap, I used Dial Naturals with a tangerine guava scent
2 Tbsp. glycerin
Start by heating your water in a large pot. While the water is heating up, go ahead and grate your soap. Once the water comes just to a boil, remove it from the heat and add the grated soap.
Stir until all of the soap is competely dissolved.
Mix in the glycerin with a hand mixer. I didn't picture the hand mixer step because I am not that coordinated. :o) This will serve as a skin protector and moisturizer. as well as helping the consistency of your soap. I recommend beating the mixture on low for about 2 minutes. Just don't create too many bubbles.
Let the mixture sit overnight. Some gelling may occur. This is fine. Use your hand mixer again for another 2-3 minutes.
Now your soap is ready to pour into whatever storage container you choose until time to use it.
Note: The consistency of this recipe is really runny the first day you make it, but thickens up the next day.
Did you do this at your house? Have a recipe you use different from this one? Let me know about it. I love to hear from you.