The price of hand soap organic or not cost more than it should. For example, Method Hand soap $ 3.19, Dr. Bronners $4.25, Natures Gate $3.82. You get the picture right? Say you have a busy schedule and you don't have time to make hand soap, this recipe takes moments, get together with some girl friends involve the kids. This is a fun and easy way to get the family talking about how to save money, DIY projects and might teach the kids a thing or two about essential oils. Homemade Liquid Hand Soap.
1 gallon of distilled water 8 oz. of bar soap* (preferably something gentle and unscented) 2 Tbs. of liquid vegetable glycerin 10–20 drops of essential oil
Grate the bar soap (you can do this by hand or with a food processor). Pour the distilled water into a large pot, and add the grated soap. Heat the water and soap over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the soap has completely dissolved. Turn the stove off, and add 2 Tbs. of liquid glycerin to the soap mixture. Once the mixture has cooled, add 10–20 drops of your favorite essential oil (until you are satisfied with how the soap smells). Let the soap sit for 24 hours—in which time it will thicken significantly. Use an electric mixer to blend the soap until smooth. Pour the soap into soap dispensers. You will want to choose your soap dispenser based on how thick your soap is. Our 8 oz. Natural Plastic Bottle with Pump works great for thicker soaps, and our 8 oz. Foamer Pump Bottle works great for thinner soaps. You can store the extra soap in the gallon jug that the distilled water came in or in another container. You can then refill your soap dispensers with the extra soap as needed.
*Note: The thickness of your soap will largely be determined by the soap bar you choose. Bar soaps known for their moisturizing properties (like Dove) will produce a thinner soap.