Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Homemade Liquid Soap

Just a little favorite thing I found on good ole pinterest ...    It makes a gallon of liquid soap from 1 bar of Meyer's Clean Day soap!    The hardest part of this was actually finding the bar soap.  Amazon only sold it in packs of 6, 2 Ace Hardware stores only sold every other thing of Meyer's, and the grocery store did not carry the bar soap either.   My sister told me her Ace sold the bar soap, but this time I called before I went...   Yay, they had it!    So here is the recipe:

  • 1 gallon of water
  • 2 Tablespoons of Glycerin (found near the band aids at Publix) - $3/bottle
  • 1 bar of Meyer's Clean Day (I chose the lavender scent) - $5/bar
I used a cheese grater to grate the soap & put it in a pot with 1 gallon of water & the glycerin.
Over medium/high heat, it becomes soapy water once the soap dissolves.   (this happens in a matter of minutes)   Turn off the heat & let cool for 10-12 hours.   If it a little harder than liquid soap once you have let it cool (like mine did), add a little water & use beaters to get the consistency you would like.
The savings is incredible & I can't wait to use this in my homemade mason jar soap dispensers!
Next time I will try it with my other favorite soaps...   Keep you posted!  

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