Must try DIY: Liquid Hand Soap

Happy Waning Moon! Here’s a super easy DIY that I can’t live without: Liquid hand soap.

I’ve been making this for 2 years now, and I can tell ya…I’m never buying liquid hand soap that is loaded with chemicals AND wastes my money ever again. It’s just too easy to make my own. This year I found an extra add-on that I’ll be trying in my next batch.

Sure, you can use store bought. Sure, you can just use a bar of soap (which I totally do and encourage) but when you can make a batch that lasts approximately 6 months and costs pennies per ounce, I say YEEHAW!

Let’s get started shall we?!

Whatchu need:

  • 8 Cups boiling water
    Bar of Soap (I’m using carbolic from Health Hut. I also like using Castile)
  • Bar of soap (I’m using Soap Works carbolic. I also enjoy Castile.
  • *New Add* 2 tablespoons vegetable glycerin
  • Essential oil of choice
  • Cheese grater
  • Mixing spoon
  • Ladle (If you need, but I prefer the sloppy pour method.)
  • Blender or a strong arm and a whisk
  • 2 (16 ounce) mason jars
  • Hand pump soap dispenser (use one you already have!)

Whatchu do:

  1. Grate soap while water is coming to a boil.
  2. When water comes to a boil, turn off heat.
  3. Add grated soap- mix until completely dissolved
  4. Add glycerin (not necessary, but helps keep it liquid-y)
    If you’re not using glycerin, you may need to add water and shake your bottle frequently.
  5. Do something else for a couple hours while she gels up.
  6. Blend baby blend!
  7. Get it into your jars and hand pump.
  8. Enjoy!

Reach for the (Waning) Moon, and even if you miss you’ll land among the Stars. (Norman Vincent Peale)

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