Wednesday, April 13, 2011

How to make liquid soap (the easy way).

How To Turn A Bar of Soap Into Liquid Hand Soap

Ingredients:
1 c soap flakes
10 c water
1 Tbs glycerin

Equipment:
Cheese grater
A large pot
Measuring cup and spoons
A spatula for stirring
A soap container with a hand pump
A container to hold excess soap
Funnel

First, grate the soap. Get out your cheese grater and get grating. I found this to be surprisingly easy, but time consuming. When you’re done, the soap flakes look like grated Parmesan.
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One bar of soap yielded a little over 1.5 cups of flakes. The recipe only uses one cup of soap flakes, so I put the remaining soap in a jar for later use.
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In a large pot, combine 1 cup soap flakes, 10 cups water. Turn on medium-low heat and stir until the soap dissolves. This happens fast, about a minute or two.
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Let the soap cool completely, then and 1 Tbs glycerin. This will make your liquid soap extra moisturizing. When finished pour into the containers using the funnel. That’s all there is to it!
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This recipe makes a lot of soap, I put the excess in a large bottle and I'm storing it for later use.
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You can also use this soap as body wash. To make it smell nice, add a drop or two of color and essential oil to the mix.

The kind of soap you use could make a difference in the end result. A higher quality soap will probably yield better liquid hand soap.

I think for my next project I will make liquid soap out of cold process soap. Stay tuned for the tutorial.

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