Liquid Hand Soap Recipe

READY IN: 18mins
Recipe by JustaQT

This is an inexpensive alternative to your favorite hand soap.

Top Review by sugarpea

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.

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.

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