Diy Liquid Hand Soap

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diy liquid hand soap

Making handmade liquid soap from natural soap bars is not only better for the environment, but it is a huge money saver as well. While the prospect of making your own hand soap might seem like a huge time investment, it is a very simple project.


4 ounce bar of natural soap

2 quarts of water


1 metal grater

large pot

hand mixer or whisk

container for storage


Grate your soap into a fine pile.

Heat the water; when water begins to simmer, add grated soap. Mix well, and remove from heat.

Allow mixture to sit for 15 minutes, and mix well with a hand mixer or whisk.

Allow mixture to sit over night. Stir soap mixture to test its consistency. If it is too thin, you may reheat and add more soap; of it is too thick, you may reheat, add more water, and mix well again. Remember to let soap set again if you adjust the consistency.

Pour soap into your favorite reusable container, or reuse disposable plastic containers. Store your extra liquid hand soap in air-tight container.

ashley paul indie pretty projectOut to find ways to make life simpler, Ashley is tackling life one DIY project at a time. Learning as she goes, she also spends her days writing Indie Pretty Projects and creating for her Etsy shop.


  • Hey there! This is a great idea…a couple questions, is that African Black Soap that you are using? Where did you find your soap? It’s difficult to find a TRUSTED source for all-natural products.

    Thank you!

  • Hi Chi Chi!

    The soap I used in this post was a cinnamon and coffee grounds soap from Curat Clean. I’ve conversed with Misty via email, and have also featured her products on my blog – I really love her “Ashes 2 Ashes” soap:

    Also, these are ladies that I am on an Etsy team with and would completely trust:

    Janell of Prunella Soap makes, “Vegan, organic cold process soap made in small batches with simple ingredients”

    Amanda of Long Winter Farm know her stuff when it comes to soap. You can see her shop and read about her process and ingredients here:

    You can also trust Megan of Blushie for being honest about her ingredients and process:

  • I was wondering if since this was a hand soap if it was okay to use moisturizing soap….such as dove, olay, or something of that sort?

  • Love this idea! May I Pin on

  • Just mixed up half a batch with some lovely all-natural almond soap. Can’t wait to see/stir/smell/use it in the morning.

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