DIY: How to make liquid soap from soap bars

The liquid soap is easier to use and more hygienic than a bar of soap, and also moisturize and cleans the hands without the contamination associated with the latter.
Making liquid soap from a bar or soap chips can save you money, and also gives you the opportunity to customize the final product. You can do it in a microwave and use it on a body wash dosing.

You need:

– a bar of soap or a cup of soap chips
– a cheese grater
– a microwave
– 3 cups of water
– spoon
– soap dispensers
– a jar
– essential oils
– glycerin
– a colander


Grate the soap bar within a measuring jug to reach the mark of a cup. If you’re using soap chips, cut into small pieces and also measure a cup. If you have a cheese grater that you can use instead of grating the bar, you can cut it into small, thin pieces, or you can also use a food processor to chop the soap.

Put the cup of chopped soap in the microwave container (remember that you must have up to 3 quarts, at least, to allow the soap to expand). Throw in 3 cups of water and stir the mixture with a spoon. Place the bowl in the microwave.

Heat the soap at medium power for 3 minutes, stirring every 1 minute. Be careful not to boil. Once the time passed, remove the container and let the mixture cool for 20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes. Remove the unmelted pieces of soap with a spoon. If the mixture is still hot and has a very thick gel-like consistency, add another 1/2 cup water to the mixture to alleviate it, because it will thicken further as it cools.

Add 2 teaspoons vegetable or synthetic glycerin to the mixture to moisturize the soap. Mix until all ingredients are completely united. To add flavor, put 10 drops of an essential oil of your choice, such as lavender, mint, sweet orange or green tea. This will also add antibacterial properties to your liquid soap. To prevent the contrast with the soap aroma, choose one that is complementary or use an unscented soap bar.

Pour the liquid in the soap dispensers. Keep the bottle in a cupboard at room temperature and shake the soap occasionally if it begins to become a gel.

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