You may remember a while back that I made my own laundry soap (which I LOVE), you can read about it and get directions HERE.
Well, I decided to try my hand at hand soap, and it was just as easy!! So I thought I would do a little tutorial, in case you'd like to give it a try too (you will feel so domesticated!!).
8 oz bar of soap (I used 2 4 oz bars)
2 Tablespoons of Glycerin (found near the band-aids or behind the pharmacy counter)
1 gallon Water
I really wanted to use This soap, but could not find it anywhere, next time I will order it online.
Turn your burner to med/med high; add 1 gallon of water to a large pot; heat until almost boiling.
While your water is warming, grate your soap with a cheese grater (or food processor). *this is the hardest part of the process (I did it by hand, next time I am using the food processor).
Add 2 Tablespoons of liquid Glycerin to the Water.
Then add the grated soap to the water; stir until completely dissolved.
It will look like soapy water.
Let the soap mixture cool for 12 hours (I let it sit overnight and until the afternoon). The mixture will be pretty thick when it is completely cooled; if it is too thick; beat it with a whisk or beater and gradually add water until it is hand soap consistency.
Fill your hand soap dispensers.
It makes a lot, so have a container ready to store the rest.
And there you have it!!
Pretty easy and economical (my supplies cost me around $5 and I have plenty of glycerin left to make several more batches).
Let me know if you try it!!