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Can I make liquid hand soap from shampoo?

Posted by on May. 16, 2012 at 8:06 AM
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I just don't feel like Googling the answer today....do any of you know how?

by on May. 16, 2012 at 8:06 AM
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mom2aspclboy
by Bronze Member on May. 16, 2012 at 8:18 AM

You probably could, although I've never tried. I do have this recipe for making your own liquid hand soap from a bar of soap, though:

Ingredients:
1 bar of soap (any kind you like)
2 Tbsp Glycerin (It's cheap - you can find it in the first aid aisle)
1 gallon water
5-10 drops citrus (or your favorite scent) essential oil *OPTIONAL*
Empty soap dispensers
1 gallon jug to hold soap (I use an empty white vinegar jug)

1. Grate your bar of soap with a cheese grater. Don't get freaked out people, it's soap.
2. Add to a LARGE soup pot with 1 gallon hot water and the glycerin.
3. Slowly heat and stir until soap flakes dissolve. It will be thin.
4. Add essential oil if you want. You really don't need it unless you use an unscented bar of soap & want scented liquid soap.
5. Let sit uncovered overnight or 8-10 hours to thicken, it will seem uneven.
6. You can use a mixer or whisk to get an even consistency.
7. Use a spouted measuring glass or funnel to pour soap into containers.
michiganmom116
by Rhonda on May. 16, 2012 at 8:38 AM

If I had a bar of soap, I'd try this or else put the bar soap out, but I don't .  Thanks, though.

Quoting mom2aspclboy:

You probably could, although I've never tried. I do have this recipe for making your own liquid hand soap from a bar of soap, though:


Ingredients:
1 bar of soap (any kind you like)
2 Tbsp Glycerin (It's cheap - you can find it in the first aid aisle)
1 gallon water
5-10 drops citrus (or your favorite scent) essential oil *OPTIONAL*
Empty soap dispensers
1 gallon jug to hold soap (I use an empty white vinegar jug)

1. Grate your bar of soap with a cheese grater. Don't get freaked out people, it's soap.
2. Add to a LARGE soup pot with 1 gallon hot water and the glycerin.
3. Slowly heat and stir until soap flakes dissolve. It will be thin.
4. Add essential oil if you want. You really don't need it unless you use an unscented bar of soap & want scented liquid soap.
5. Let sit uncovered overnight or 8-10 hours to thicken, it will seem uneven.
6. You can use a mixer or whisk to get an even consistency.
7. Use a spouted measuring glass or funnel to pour soap into containers.


chrissysnow22
by on May. 16, 2012 at 9:02 AM
For foaming soap I read you can. It's just 1 part shampoo and 3 parts water. I'm not sure about regular liquid soap cuz I only use foam and Castile now.
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specialwingz
by Corey on May. 16, 2012 at 9:05 AM

TBH, I've done it before.  I had some shampoo that my DD had left behind when she moved out.  I was out of liquid hand soap.  I just put it in the soap dispenser along with a little water to thin it out to the consistency I wanted and used it to wash my hands.  Seemed to work okay.  And, nobody noticed or said anything other than it smelled really good.  LOL. 

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