December 15, 2012

How to Fix Homemade Liquid Hand Soap

How to Fix Homemade Liquid Hand Soap


I wrote a post on Homemade Liquid Hand Soap and have had some people ask questions because it did not turn out quite right. So I am going to address a few common problems and how to fix them.


Thicken up soap that is too thin

  •  Use common table salt (start with 1/2 cup and add slowly till your soap is the consistency you desire)
  • Xantham Gum (start with 1/2 TBSP and add slowly till soap thickens.)
  • Borax (slowly add it stirring it in until the soap starts to thicken)

Thin out soap that is thick

  • Use a hand mixer and blend until it is smooth
  • Thin out with hot water (add slowly mixing it till it is the right consistency)


I do not recommend using Dove as it is really not soap and will not thicken.

Buy a Foaming Hand Soap Dispenser. This is a great idea if your soap turns out too thin as you add water to soap to help with the foaming.

Add 1 TBSP  Glycerinwhen making to help dry hands.


I wish you the best on your quest to fix your Homemade Liquid Hand Soap. If these fixes don’t work, I ask that you don’t give up but try again by implementing what you have learned.

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