How To Make Liquid Soap from Homemade Bar Soaps

4 Sep

I want to buy LESS stuff from someone else and make MORE of my own stuff. One of the easiest things I have recently discovered is the DIY room temperature method for creating soap bars. I am definitely hooked.

Soap bars are great, but for washing dishes… I prefer liquid.

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I went soap-crazy the other night and decided to bevel my soaps. Don’t they look nicer?

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The result was bowls of little pieces of soaps.

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What to do with them besides making pouches of travel soaps? Liquid soap!

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It’s so simple:

  1. Chop or grate your homemade bar soaps.
  2. Add boiling water on top to cover by an inch or two. It all depends on how creamy or watery you prefer your liquid soap. Less water for a creamier liquid, more water for a more watery one.
  3. Let it sit for a while to cool down a little.
  4. Blend together with an immersion blender. 
  5. Make a week’s batch at a time to prevent mold. Or, make a big batch, freeze in small pieces, and defrost as needed.

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This simple chore gave me a feeling of great accomplishment. Silly, but true.

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