Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 3 mins

This is an inexpensive alternative to your favorite hand soap.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 soap bar, small (not super size)
  • 3 cups water


  1. Take your bar of soap (we use Dove or store brand like it, because it's more moisturizing), and grate it with a cheese grater.
  2. Pour the water and grated soap into a microwaveable container and cook on high for 3 min.
  3. Remove and stir until all soap bits have melted (put in a bit longer, if needed).
  4. Let it cool, then pour into pumps (leftover from store bought liquid soap), and the remainder in any container with a lid.
Most Helpful

5 5

Absolutely terrific! I used some old ivory soap bars, and followed the directions exactly. What a really nice method, and certainly one heck of a lot cheaper then buy Liquid Soap. Thank you so much for posting!

5 5

I also used a glycerin soap. I never used to buy liquid hand soap because I couldn't afford my boys wasting it, but now I can make it and they can begin to learn to use only what they need without throwing many dollars' worth of soap down the drain. Thanks for posting!

5 5

I did this with a glycerin bar of soap and it worked great. Thanks!