I gathered my supplies:
- Cheese grater (only used for making various soaps!)
- Gallon jug (for storing handsoap)
- A 3 - 4 oz bar of soap (size is approximate; DOES NOT have to be exact)
- Large pot
- Gallon of water
- Hand mixer
Note: Any soap will work. I used Ivory but you may like to use an anti-bacterial soap like Dial.
Put the large pot with a gallon of water minus one cup to allow for the bar of soap on the stove.
Allow the pot of water on to get hot. It only needs to be to steaming not boiling.
Grate the soap (If you use the smallest grater it seems to to better in my opinion)
You will end up with a pile of soap shavings like this one.
Turn the stove off once the water is hot.
Add the soap shaving to the hot water and stir until the shavings are melting well.
Notes: If your soap is a little too thick, thin with a little more water. If it is thin, it'll still be soapy enough.
Shake the jug each time you refill your dispensers just to make sure it is blended up good.
Enjoy your cheap homemade hand soap. This recipe with Ivory costs me less than $1.00 for an entire gallon.