Usually when I say I’m making my own detergent or hand soap, someone rolls their eyes at me. However, this isn’t just about what goes into your hand soap, it’s about saving money. This is SO easy to make and SUPER inexpensive.
So what do you need? A gallon of water (I used distilled but you could filter your own) and a bar of soap. I prefer castille soap.
The soap cost me $1.50 and the distilled water $1.29 (At Target).
Next, grate the soap. I used a cheese grater and it didn’t take long at all. Be careful for your fingers!
It looks like a LOT of soap once it’s grated.
While you grate, pour the gallon of water into a pan and heat it up. Don’t let it boil but get it good and hot-almost boiling.
Pour in the soap and stir until it dissolves.
Allow the mixture to cool and then move to another container. It’s going to get a little gooey….almost like unset pudding. I like to give it a few days and then put it into hand soap containers.
I found a mason jar soap dispenser lid at The Christmas tree shop and added it to a mason jar I already had. Super cute, inexpensive and awesome for gifting!