Oh my, I am in heaven!!
If you have ever smelled Mrs. Meyers Basil soap, you are missing out! It is my favorite smell, makes me WANT to mop. I simply love it. I have been using a bottle (12 oz) of hand soap for about a year, I stretch is by refilling those foamer bottles. I put about 1-2 Tablespoons and fill it up with water. I do this for the kids too, since they tend to waste lots of soap.
So, when I saw this idea, I knew I need to stretch my dollar even more! A 12oz bottle costs about $4.59, the bar I bought was $5.69.
I made a gallon, yes a gallon of the same (pretty close) hand soap for $5.69!! Amazing!
I took some great pictures of the process, but at the end realized, NO MEMORY CARD!! Ugh!! This happens TOO often for me. Oh well.
Here are the pics I got:
So, you can find this in a number of places – but here is what I did.
I used my Bosch attachment to grate my soap
– took about 2-3 minutes and the grated soap was pretty swirls – I used the fine grater side.
Then I added 1 gallon of water to my pot, 2 tablespoons of glycerin – (you find this in any store, I suspect, I found mine in Walmart near the bandaids. About a 5 oz bottle about 2 dollars.) Throw in your grated soap swirls.
Heat it up until all the soap melts.
Let it sit for 12 hours – it will get cloudy. Then, mix it up if you need to, you can add a bit of water too if you need to.
I am going to put it in a gallon milk jug I cleaned out very well. And I plan to fill up some soap dispensers I had empty under the sink (why did I have those? no clue!!)
I plan to try and spray paint a few hand soap dispensers (yep, saw it on pinterest again) and maybe gift a few bottles. We will see.
Meanwhile I am in heaven with my favorite scented hand soap. I may even put some in the shower. That would be lovely too!!