Making your own Liquid Hand Soap

Friday, November 04, 2011 AnnMarie Brown 0 Comments

I have finally decided to make my own liquid hand soap for fractions of what it costs new. I always use ivory soap because it is cheap usually 99cents or less for 8 to 10 bars of soap I try to make it free with coupons. The cost is in buying some glycerin which is only around $2 for 100ml which means I use about 34cents worth of glycerin to make over 2L of liquid hand soap. I have quite a few people in my house using hand soap daily so this adds up to be quite the saving for only about 8 to 10 minutes of my time.

1 tablespoon Glycerin
1 bar soap
10 cups water

This is the soap all grated and ready to be put into the 10 cups of water along with the glycerin.

I put all the ingredients in a pot on medium/low on the stove to just melt the soap, then I turn off the burner and let it cool so I can put it in containers to store.

Melting the soap only takes minutes to do.

I have saved old containers to reuse over and over.

Next I want to try my hand at making foaming hand soap!

Cost Breakdown:
0.99 - for 10 bars of Ivory (waited for a sale and used coupons)
2.00 - for glycerin

For this recipe I use:
0.10 - 1 bar of ivory soap
0.34 - 1 tablespoon of glycerin
so this costs me $0.44 for 2L of hand soap well plus the 10 cups of water.