I decided to try this recipe to make liquid hand soap to save money and just because I wanted to learn how. It is really easy to make and a fun learning experience. I did the cooking portion myself, but then I let my 4 year old help with mixing it the second day. He thought it was pretty exciting to make soap. This recipe makes a gallon of soap for the price of a bar of soap. Pretty cheap for liquid hand soap. The soap works great. It does settle a little so you will want to shake the bottle every now and then. You can even put some in a pretty jar or soap dispenser and give as a gift. (My sister got some for her birthday. Hope you liked it!) I found this recipe at Heavenly Homemakers.
4 oz. bar of soap
1 gallon of water (16 cups)
1. Heat the water in a large pot until it steams.
2. Grate the bar of soap.
3. Take the steaming water off the heat. Immediately pour the grated soap into the water. Stir the mixture, then let it sit for about 15 minutes.
4. Use a hand mixer to blend the soap and water mixture well. Let it sit overnight. I do not have a hand mixer, so I put half of it in my stand mixer, then the other half until it was all mixed.
The next day, mix again with hand mixer or stand mixer and you are done. You have a gallon of homemade liquid hand soap.
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