We have bars of soap in all our bathrooms but I like to keep liquid soap by the kitchen sink for when my hands are particularly manky with dough or raw meat. If you’d like to do likewise here’s a super easy and inexpensive recipe to try!
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The Easy Way to Make Liquid Soap
- 1 tsp of finely grated soap*
- 200ml of boiled water
- Mix the grated soap with the boiled water
- If the grated soap doesn’t dissolve fully, then either heat mixture in a microwave on high at 30 second intervals or place in a bowl over a pot of boiling water and stir gently until no pieces are visible.
- Leave to cool
- When cool poor the liquid into a soap dispenser.
Troubeleshooting DIY Liquid Soap Making
If the soap is too thick when it’s cools add 30ml of water and reheat, stir and leave to cool to cool again. Repeat until soap is desired consistency.
A little goes a long way so be mindful of using not too much grated soap . If you do you’ll find you have to add in lots and lots of water to make it liquid enough, resulting in way too much liquid soap!
Alternative sources of Liquid Soap
If this doesn’t work for you or you don’t want the hassle you can get refills of bodywash or liquid soap in quite a few zero waste / health food stores around Ireland. Just check my Map of Eco Stores
Alternatively Swedish company Forgo will post you powder soap that you just mix with water in a dispenser of your choosing.
More Bodycare Recipes
Here are some more recipes for bodycare.