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?!
- 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!)
- Grate soap while water is coming to a boil.
- When water comes to a boil, turn off heat.
- Add grated soap- mix until completely dissolved
- 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.
- Do something else for a couple hours while she gels up.
- Blend baby blend!
- Get it into your jars and hand pump.
Reach for the (Waning) Moon, and even if you miss you’ll land among the Stars. (Norman Vincent Peale)