Homemade Liquid Soap

You can make your own liquid soap using scraps from your favorite bar soap.
By Jeanette Hanberry
August/September 2003
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Love liquid soap but hate paying the exorbitant prices? Or maybe you can't stand the perfumes they use? Make your own using scrap from your favorite soap.

Just save a few pump dispensers from shampoo or hand lotion. At the same time, save the scrap of soap left after you use a bar. When you have enough saved, put the soap scrap into a clean, glass jar or bowl, and add boiling water to cover. Let this sit until it has cooled. Then stir it with a fork, mashing the lumps. Add an inch or so of boiling water, stir well and let cool. When you stir, it should be reasonably smooth but a little stringy. Add water and stir until it is the right consistency, then fill your bottles. Leave some space in case you want to add more water: It sets up a little in the bottle.

Anderson, South Carolina 

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