Do you love the smell of bar soap but hate using it? Or maybe you have a nice little collection of handmade soap hiding in a drawer somewhere. Maybe you just really like the smell of a specific soap. No matter! I’ve been thinking up unique ways to use up your soap and will be sharing my ideas with a weekly blog post.

First up is liquid soap. You can use a whole bar or soap or even a collection of those small pesky little pieces.

Liquid Soap Recipe

What you need:

- 1 bar of your favourite soap (just keep in mind that soap with added exfoliants like lavender buds or poppy seeds may not work well as it can clog the pump)
- 6 cups of boiled or distilled water

Yields about 1.5L of soap


1. Grate or cut your soap into small pieces and place in large pot. Pour the water over the soap.
2. Gently heat the water (don’t boil), stirring until all of the soap has dissolved.
3. Remove from heat and let cool from heat and let sit for 24 hours.
4. Whisk mixture to break up. Use funnel to add to clean pumps and store remainder in clean jar with an airtight lid.
5. Use remainder of soap within a few months. There is no preservative in this recipe so keep that in mind. If it smells funky don't use it!

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