Friday, December 09, 2011

Handmade Gift Idea: Liquid Soap

Another great idea I saw on Pinterest - making your own liquid hand soap from bar soap. I really want to try this again with Mrs. Myers bar soap if I can ever find it! But, for now - I tried it with soap I had on hand so this project was nearly free. I already had the glycerin, but not enough so did buy a new bottle of that but used such a tiny amount it will last me a while! Basically, 8 oz. of bar soap will make one gallon of liquid soap. Wow. It only took me about 15 minutes and I did it while talking on the phone to my sister - perfect! Wouldn't this make a nice gift?

Have you ever tried this?


Wendi said...

Gina at Home Joys makes her own liquid soap also. I have been wanting to try it since I saw her post. I love that bottle... cute!

Riverswamp said...

This is on my list to try...I love Mrs. Meyer's Basil scent, so I am going to use one of her bars... Where did you get your bottles? They are cute!

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A Dusty Frame said...

Yes, I've been doing this since this summer! It's awesome and feels so nice to be able to make it so cheaply:)

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

This is a really great idea :) :) So simple, too :) :)Love and hugs from the ocean shores of Monterey, Heather :)

Amy said...

I use a similar method to make liquid clothes washing detergent. I can make a 5 gallon bucket for less than $2. I mix Dr. Bronner's castille soap (about 1 Tbsp)and water in an old foaming hand soap container and use that for our hand soap. So easy and inexpensive! But I do think I'm going to try this liquid hand soap for gifts. Great idea! Cute bottle! Amy

Monica Wilkinson said...

Riverswamp: this bottle came from a thrift store. Whole Foods has milk and cream for sale in these cool bottles also. Or, empty Frappacino bottles would be neat too!

Elise said...

I pinned this and have been wanting to try it, too!! I am also trying to find Mrs. Meyer's bar soap. I looked online and saw that she has a scent called Honeysuckle that I would love to smell, but no one here carries it. I think that a filled up mason jar soap pump thingie would make an awesome gift!!

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angie said...

I too love the jar. Another reason to save all jars as you empty them!
I have never made my own soap, but I definately make the soap that I purchase last longer. I add water to liquid soaps. I got a candy cane scented bottle in my swap box. I have already diluted it twice because it comes out so concnetrated. Most of the time, I refill the foaming soap dispensers with more liquid soap, but only use about 1 part soap to 4 parts water.