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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.)
November 11, 2012

Homemade Liquid Hand Soap

Homemade Liquid Hand Soap

Homemade Liquid Hand Soap

We are constantly using handsoap in our house. It seems like every week I am replacing the one in the bathroom and kitchen. Since I love the Bath and Body Works foaming handsoap this added up very fast. So I switched to buying the large refill container but I could only find the foaming refill at Target. This too added up cost wise and so I figured I would try the dollar store. Well it turned out to really dry out our hands so I was spending the saved money on lotion. Determined to find a way to have my foaming soap at a cheap price, I searched the internet and decided to make my own handsoap. I had saved 2 of my foaming soap dispensers so they were ready to be reused. The best part is that it only requires bar soap and water. I prefer scented soap so I used Yardley Lemon Verbena soap. The soap was on sale at Kroger for $1.00 each so the total cost to make this was $2.00 for 160 ounces of soap (approximately 20-8oz liquid bottles or 80 bottles of foaming)

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