Prep 15 mins
Cook 3 mins
This is an inexpensive alternative to your favorite hand soap.
- 1 soap bar, small (not super size)
- 3 cups water
- 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.
- Pour the water and grated soap into a microwaveable container and cook on high for 3 min.
- Remove and stir until all soap bits have melted (put in a bit longer, if needed).
- Let it cool, then pour into pumps (leftover from store bought liquid soap), and the remainder in any container with a lid.
I tried this using one of the many soap-free cleansing bars I have on hand. While the result does a great job cleansing, it didn't thicken and is way too thin to be satisfactory. I am going to try it using half the water. Again, I had problems because I used a soap-free bar. Use soap and you'll be fine.
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!
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!