Vintage Show and Tell

Remember Show and Tell Fridays with Canada Girl! Well here is my very first one from 2008. Canada Girl is no longer hosting S and T but we sure had some fun times sharing.

Be sure to go to  http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/Canadagirl/ to check out other bloggers show and tell.

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 comment:

  1. What a neat vintage post ! I loved getting to see your fun frugal projects. Have you kept making the liquid hand soap ? It is intresting to know what people decide to keep making and what they only do once.

    Blessings and ((HUGS)) my SSiC

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