Over a year ago I bought 3 bars of Dial brand soap. It smelled like Pomegranate and it was so fragrant. I stored it in the garage for the day that I ran out of my hand soap. I had purchased this huge bottle of liquid hand soap and that stuff lasted forever!
Now, I never use soap bars. They are messy and hairs and other stuff stick to them. They love to stick to the soap dish making more of a mess. They slip out of your hands and into the shower. I just don’t like them. I keep a couple of bars of Ivory soap around for my dad because he prefers bar soap though.
This time I had a project in mind. I read in other blogs about using bar soap to make liquid soap. It made sense at the time. It doesn’t to me now, but that is another story. I bought some with an appealing scent and have waited just until the liquid soap to run out. It finally ran out.
This was so simple. I filled up a microwave safe container that held 6 cups with water and heated this for 10 minutes. While the water was heating in the microwave I grated one bar of soap. I added it to the hot water and stirred. Then I took a whisk and whisked it until the soap was melted. The concoction was still to watery so I grated another bar of soap and incorporated it into the water and soap mixture. I warmed up the water for 5 minutes. It is still a little thin, so I added the third bar of soap after grating and reheating in the microwave.
The three bars of soap was way to much. Once the soap cooled it is now a congealed mess. I found this out because I attempted to wash my hands after cutting up some chicken. I would suggest you make this with one bar of soap and let it cool before you add another bar of soap.
I made this because I had spent the money on the bars of soap. I have come into the knowledge of how to make soap in a crock pot. This makes more sense to me as I can make body wash and soap with it. I can make it with any scent I would like. It is more natural and for pennies I can have a boatload of soap to be creative with. It stopped making sense to make liquid soap with a bar of soap. I guess I have just gotten to the place that natural beats chemicals.
Most recipes call for 1 bar of soap to 6 cups of water. They also call for heating on the stove, but I don’t have the patience to just stir, stir, stir. This works just as well and takes less hands on time. The place that I work at carries foaming soap and people love foaming soap, especially kids. Want to know the secret to foaming soap? Add water. Fill the soap container 1/2 to 2/3 full and add water to fill. That is it.
- 1 bar soap
- 6 cups water
Heat water in the microwave for about 10 minutes. Grate soap and stir into hot water slowly. Use a whisk to mix the last bits of soap into the water.
The next post on soap will be from scratch. I have to wait for this stuff to be used up before I make that. It would be a waste to do it now!