Saving Money – Make your own Hand Soap

Last week I asked the readers how to make homemade soap and I ot some great comments that you can view here. Now here’s how to do it thanks to Susie:

  • 10 drops of lavender oil, or whichever essential oil you prefer
  • 2 Tbsp of a very lightly or no scented shower gel (if not using the essential oil I would recommend using a stronger scented shower gel, only if you like scented stuff of course)
  • 7-8 oz. of distilled water

First, I put a couple Tbsp of rubbing alcohol in the dispenser and shake it real good, pump it, then pour it out. Then, I put all the ingredients in the soap dispenser and give it a few shakes, then viola!
I think the secret may be the distilled water.
I have tried this with dish soap and it works well, but I prefer the body gel.
I got this recipe from the internet a few years ago and I really enjoy it.

Some other tips:
* Once I used a foaming eyewash bottle for some laundry detergent on vacation so it could be in a smaller bottle and I would not have to pay for a small sample size. To my amazement the laundry detergent could squirt out foamy! Thanks, Laurie!

* I have reused the Softsoap bottles many a time by starting with about 1/2″ to 1″ of liquid Softsoap in the bottom of the bottle and slowly adding water to within an inch of the top. I usually cover it and shake to mix the solution before replacing the foaming dispenser top. Ready to use and at a fraction of the cost! In fact, I find the Softsoap brand of foaming soap hard to find now. Could it be that too many consumers are on to the fact that one initial bottle and a 64 oz. refill could last for years??? Thanks, Kathy!

Here’s a link to a step by step instruction.

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