Homemade Liquid Hand Soap with Essential Oil




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Homemade Liquid Hand Soap with Essential Oil
Homemade Liquid Hand Soap with Essential Oils


 

Product Code: HANDSOAP


Description
 

Homemade Liquid Hand Soap


Ingredients:

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

Instructions:

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.
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Source: http://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/2012/06/make-your-own-resort-quality-liquid-hand-soap-for-pennies.html

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