I like to be frugal...I found a recipe for making one of my favorite products: Mrs. Meyer's Soap bar into a whole gallon of liquid soap at a fraction of the cost. I tried it myself and happy with the results: Now I have lot's of soap to use for my refill bottles for hand soap and it's all purpose loveliness can be used as a body wash in the shower/bath. It worked so well that I thought I would share it with you.
Let's get started:
Gather your supplies~
Cheese grater (from the dollar store)
2 Tablespoons of Liquid Glycerin
(found in the band aid section at any drugstore or grocery store)
1 - 8 oz bar of Mrs. Meyer's soap bar
1 gallon of water
Note* This recipe is not guaranteed to work with other bar soaps.
If you can't find this particular soap you can find it here to order:
Choose your scent...Basil, Lavender, Lemon Verbena, and Geranium!
Grate the entire bar of soap
Fill a large pot with 1 gallon of distilled water and add the soap shavings.
Add 2 Tablespoons of liquid glycerin and turn the heat to medium/high and stir until the soap dissolves.
Leave it alone to cool for at least 10-12 hours.
After it has cooled completely around 12 hours later it will harden and look like liquid soap.
If the soap is harder than it should be you can take some beaters and blend it while adding just a little bit of water until the consistency is more like liquid soap.
Pour it into the 1 gallon water bottle you used and mark it Liquid Soap. I am storing mine in large mason jars.
Now you can refill your 12 ounce bottle of liquid soap (that cost $3.99) with your gallon of refill that cost around $4.99. That's some huge savings!!!
This is a fool proof project that results in huge savings.
1 bar of Mrs. Meyer's Bar Soap at $3.99
produces over $50 worth of liquid hand soap!!!
I'd say that's worth the time and little effort to make!
Note** The soap can be a snot-like consistency,
gross description I know but it still works.
* Soap does not create a big lather.
*Other bar soaps may not work...Try to find Mrs. Meyer's Bar
You can also try Target...They might have bars too!!