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Making Liquid Hand Soap

We got this idea from Tidwad Tuesdays at :


We changed the recipe a bit.

Homemade Liquid Handsoap

A bars worth of soap scraps, grated or chopped finely ( you know the small bits at the end of the soap bar that you have been saving to do something with someday)

4 Tablespoons of glycerin ( got mine at walmart)

4 cups of water

2 Tablespoons of honey

2 Tablespoons olive oil

favorite herbs or a few drops of essential oil ( if adding oil wait untill the last step )

Combine all ingredients in a heavy sauce pan. Simmer on low till all soap in dissolved.

Strain ( removes herbs and such)

Pour into bottles with plungers. Thickens as it cools. Stir once cool.

Grate or chop soap scraps

Add soap to liquids and herbs.

Simmer untill soap is dissolved

Strain ( what you see are herbs and soap that just would not dissolve after an hour) I use a fine mesh strainer. Same as I use when making paper. Makes the liquid soap smoother.


Use a funnel to put soap in dispenser.

Our soap turned out green because we used mint and rosemary to scent it. It has a nice creamy consistancy. We had enough to fill two large lotion dispensers.

 Here is another project we finished this week. This is part of our Unplugged project.  ( http://www.unplugyourkids.com/unplugged-project/  )  We made newspaper seed pots. Go here for directions: http://morningstargreentime.blogspot.com/





  1. Ohhh I have heard about these and would love to know how to do this. Where are the instructions to make the paper transplant starters ?

    I also plan to make the hand soap when I get closer to running out of what we have. We bought the BIG refill container. I have a while to wait. /0=

    Praying Blessings and ((hugs)) my SSiC

    In Him<><


  2. Thanks for commenting on my blog!

  3. blessedwith2angelsMay 16, 2008 at 7:57 AM

    Those newspaper pots look like so much fun. I think we will make some. Plus, I really like how you made the soap. My son has been trying to get me to make some soap as a craft project. We will have to try it.


  4. Two very cool projects! I bet the soap smells delightful!!!

    Thanks for all the prayers.

  5. I have never mad soap before, but it sounds easy enough!

  6. That's a great idea! I'd love to try that.


  7. Hi,

    That's really neat, Mom wants to make some bars of handsoap sometime!!!!

    Thank you for the comment!!!

    God Bless,



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