Have you ever read the ingredients to the liquid soap you buy at the store? Pretty scary. I had not really thought about it until I read her blog post about the soap. I am one of those people who wash their hands A LOT, so I thought it would be a good idea to go for all-natural and cheap!!
I'm excited to share this process with you. Making your own soap instead of buying it can save lots of money. I think mine came to about a $1.00 per half gallon. This would cost about $4-$5 in the store. It also gives one a great sense of accomplishment. And this is not even a real comparison, because my soap is organic....now, organic soap purchased at the store would be crazy expensive.
Here are the easy steps:
You will need a 4 oz. bar of soap. I purchased mine at Publix. There were several choices, but I chose one that did not smell "girly" since I live with 3 boys! Grate the soap.
Bring a gallon of water to a STEAM.
I grated my soap while I waited for the water to steam.
Stir in the grated soap until dissolved. You may want to use a handmixer. I just stirred mine.
Let it sit overnight. Stir well. Again, if you have one, use a handmixer.
I filled up my empty liquid soap container, as well as half of a gallon of an empty water jug.
Note: I found that this soap needs shaking up some. I also found that it works really well after it has been in the containers for about a week. My family likes it (the boys haven't even noticed) and it smells wonderful. Let me know if you decide to give it a try!