Liquid Hand Soap is so easy to make. Once you try this recipe, you will say – why didn’t I try this a long time ago?! I used a bar of Ivory soap in this recipe, although I bet any bar soap will do.
Here’s what you’ll need:
1 C of Ivory Bar Soap grated (or whatever bar soap you have on hand)
1 1/2 C of Hot Water
1 Tbsp of White Vinegar
2-3 drops of Tea Tree Oil
Here’s how you make it:
- Grate approx. half of a bar of Ivory soap into a mixing bowl. It took me less than one minute to do this.
- Heat the water in the microwave for 3 minutes and then pour it over the grated soap to melt it. (If you try this method, be sure to use a hot pad when removing the water, it will be very warm!)
- Add all other ingredients and mix well. (If you do not have a dropper in the Tea Tree Oil, measure out about 1/8 of a teaspoon.)
- Allow liquid mixture to cool completely. This is important, the hot liquid will expand in a bottle. 🙂
- Pour into a soap dispenser. I used an old recycled soap bottle.
My water was not quite hot enough to melt all of the grated soap, so I added it to a pot on the stove and heated for about 3 minutes on medium – low to liquefy. You may skip the second step and heat it all in a pot on the stove. However, be sure to keep it on medium- low and do not boil it. The soap can scorch.
Total prep time was about 5 minutes.
Note: Bar soap has a thickening agent in it. You may need to add a little bit more water after step 5! I added a small amount to mine and shook it up. This makes great liquid hand soap!