Frugal Living: Make Your Own Hand Soap

Frugal Living: Make Your Own Hand Soap

Frugal Living: Make Your Own Hand Soap

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by MoneySavingQueen.com

MoneySavingQueen

Posted on April 21, 2012 at 6:01 AM

Updated Friday, Nov 1 at 3:42 PM

I posted a recipe quite awhile ago for making your own hand soap and while it did work, I wasn't too thrilled with the consistency. I've worked on it A LOT and googled myself silly until I finally seemed to find a method that actually worked. In fact, I found out the biggest problem was not the recipe, it was how I was making it. That being said, be sure to follow the instructions below or you'll end up with a watery mess.

{Make Your Own Hand Soap}

1 Bar of Soap (I use Ivory for nearly everything, but you can use any soap you'd like)

1 TBS Liquid Glycerin (You can find this at drugstores or grocery stores usually in the first aid section)

10 Cups of Boiling Water

Essential Oils (optional)

Directions: First, shave your soap with a grater. You'll have tons of little curls of soap in a big bowl. Then, boil the 10 cups of water. Once boiling, turn it down to simmering and pour in your soap curls and glycerin and stir until it dissolves. This will happen at lightening speeds so don't walk away from the stove. As soon as it is dissolved, remove it from heat and let it cool.

The weird thing about this is that it will thicken up the longer you leave it alone so don't use it right away. Once it has cooled, place it in the blender and blend it all up. It will be a more solid white color at this point. You can add in essential oils if you would like to give it a good scent or leave it unscented.

After I blended my soap, I put it in a large container and let it thicken up for a few days before pouring it into my smaller hand soap dispensers.

Keep in mind, you are making 80oz of soap!! That is $20 worth of hand soap and you'll only be paying about $1 to make it. The glycerin is a couple of dollars at the store but you are only using 1 TBS for this recipe. And, if you are a couponer, the bar of soap could be free! MEGA SAVINGS!

Since you are making so much, make sure you have pitchers or other containers to hold the rest of the soap until you are ready to use it. Enjoy!

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