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Great, economical solution to a neverending problem in my guest bathroom and kitchen... it always seems like there is ALWAYS an empty soap dispenser in one place or another! I have very sensitive skin and usually only use a castile soap on my body and face but my hands can handle this soap with ease. I am a stay at home mom ( of 2 beautiful Boxer "furbabies") and I am constantly washing my hands around them and during my daily routine around the house. I used a clear soap dispenser and cubed the soap to fit, added hot tap water, shook it bit and left it alone for an hour. Came back and used a little... was a bit runny but you could already see that it was getting creamier. I added a few drops of essential oils and it smelled ( and felt great ) so good. Thanks for such an easy liquid soap solution!
rockinred gave a very accurage review. Tweak this recipe and you will have a great soft soap. Needs lots more glycerine than called for and a bit more time to set before there is a creamy texture. Overall good recipe once you get it down. Thanks for posting :)
I eventually got good results, but I had to add double the amount of soap. Also, use HOT WATER. This isn't specified, but after several days when all I had was cloudy water, I soaked the container in hot water. This helped. After about a week, the whole thing thickened up and NOW resembles SoftSoap. This is a good basic recipe after some tweaking.
This is a beautiful recipe and works like a charm! Infact, this is what I did make and use several times when we ran out of liquid soap. Glycerin is magical:)
What a GREAT idea! I had put some liquid soap in a pump bottle which was way too watery, and would make a mess every time I used it. I added 1/2 a bar of glycerine soap and now it's perfect!! I will be using this recipe for all our soap pump dispensers. Thanks so much, Sully7!