Friday, March 2, 2012

Homemade Liquid Hand Soap

Yesterday Beauty and I attempted our first batch of homemade liquid hand soap.  I am going to make a few tweaks the next go around, but I like this for my first time.  I found this recipe at Farmer’s Nest.
Ingredients:  bar of soap (I used Ivory cause I have a stockpile from     couponing, next time though I will use a larger bar of something more “substantial”)
                  Liquid Glycerin (found with the band aids)
Make it:
101_0053 Grate the soap with cheese grater
101_0056 Add soap shavings and 2 TBSP glycerin to 1 gallon of water and heat on Med-Hi until melted
Remove from heat and let sit for 12 hours.
101_0057This is what it looks like after about 3 hours
101_0061 After 12 hours this is what it looked like.  It was almost a Jell-O consistency, so I took the hand mixer to it and added a little water until it was a smoother consistency.
101_0063 It almost filled up this recycled milk jug ( I had a funnel malfunction or it would have filled it up)
As I said before, next time I will try a different soap.  I think the Ivory was too small, and resulted in a slimier soap.
Tonight I whipped up a batch of home made laundry detergent.  It has to sit for 24 hours, so I’ll let you know on Sunday how that turned out!

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