All Sudsed Up – Homemade Hand Soap!

Homemade Liquid Handsoap made from a bar of soap

After seeing this recipe for making a gallon of hand soap on Pinterest, I could not resist giving it a try!

It takes one bar of hand soap, 2 TBS liquid glycerin and 1 gallon of water. So simple!

I used a bar of tea tree soap for my version, and followed the recipe to the letter. My house smelled extra-nice for a couple of days, and the soap smells just as good.

For the first few hours after cooking, the soap looked a bit like milky water, but once it was completely cooled, it was absolutely the perfect consistency for a hand pump.

I doubt the refills will last for a year for my family, but we will get a lot of use out of that one bar of soap!

If you try this, make sure you have containers ready to go. I filled all my soap dispensers as well as one empty soap refill bottle, but I had to improvise with the rest.

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7 thoughts on “All Sudsed Up – Homemade Hand Soap!

  1. Tori

    Thank you for this. I make my own bars of soap from scratch and my laundry soap. So this is good.


    1. Jennifer Ofenstein Post author

      My mom makes her own laundry soap, too. I’d love to do that, but my hubby has crazy sensitive skin and I don’t know how he’d deal with it. Maybe I’ll try it and see!

      1. Tori

        I use the unscented soap that I make, the boraxo and the soda ash, and don’t scent it. I also use a quarter cup of white vinegar in the softener’s place to get out any left-over soap.

  2. soma1773

    I also make my own soap from scratch, I will definitely give this a try as well. Thank you for sharing!

  3. Roubaix

    This is great, Thank you! I have been trying to do more and more “green cleaning” lately but have not taken the time to search for soap recipes.
    If you haven’t tried a good micro-fiber cloth for cleaning, please do. It is amazing what you can clean with just water. While searching for the cloths I came upon: (another site I must visit daily) and today their feature is Haven Home Cleaning Products.

    1. Jennifer Ofenstein Post author

      I have a whole stack of microfiber clothes, as well as some good old cloth diapers (that I’ve had since my 17 yo was a baby!) that I use for cleaning. Thanks for sharing the link, I’ll check it out!


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