26 May 2012

DIY: Make Liquid Hand Soap From Bar Soap

Big Revelation: I'm a weirdo. ( Gasp!) One of my weird shticks is that I really dislike bar soap. I have no real reasoning, I just think "Ehhh, it sits out in the air all day collecting bacteria shot through the air by every sneeze, toilet flush and overactive tooth brush. No, thanks." And now that I've sufficiently grossed you out (Me: 1, You Guys: 0), I'll show you what I do with the 4,000 bars my mom buys me at Costco. Turn it into liquid soap!

What You'll Need:
1bar of soap (Equaled 8.5 oz)
A cheese grater
8 cups of water
Large Pot
Blender (optional)
Food Coloring (optional)
Essential oil (optional)

1. Use cheese grater to grate soap up into tiny little pieces.
2. Boil 8 cups of water.
3. Add in soap flakes, stirring until completely mixed.
4. Once soap flakes are completely dissolved, remove from heat.
5. Let cool for about an hour (it should be thicker now) then stir again. Let cool for several more hours (at least 3) stirring a little once every hour.

Optional parts:
You can add in a few drops of food coloring to change the color once you have removed it from the heat. I used orange.
You can also add any essential oil you may have during this step.
If you are making this before bed and are not going to be stirring continuously it will be a little clumpy in the morning, just run it through the blender, on low, for about 2 seconds and it'll be the perfect consistency.

NOTE: This makes quite a bit of hand soap so you'll need a container to store it in. I use old ice cream quart containers and it fills it about 75%. It'll last a long while. All from one bar of soap! 



  1. this is fantstic!!! i never buy bar soap even though i can get it cheaper because like you bar soap creep me out!! but ill def be doing this the next time i can get bar soap for dirt cheap!!

  2. Great idea Prima! Thank you very much for sharing this on Creative Monday. I am now a GFC & Linky Follower of your Blog. Have a good week.

  3. 99% exposure....now following you through GFC as lucyatmax....pls return the follow at: http://bethartfromtheheart.blogspot.com/

    Who would have thought....I like this formula for turning bars to lotion...Thanks much!

  4. wow....and easy enough! and I can use all those little picecs that are so little they get town away!!
    I am your newest follower from the hop..pls follow back if you can.

  5. Love this idea - I think I'm going to give it a try!
    Discovered you via the Exposure 99% blog hop and am now following :)

  6. Love your blog! Found it on Make My Morning and I'm happy to now follow u. :-)

  7. Thanks for the support!
    I've followed you all as well!


  8. Following you back from exposure 99% blog hop. Thanks for linking up. Got a nice blog.


Recent Posts

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...