Have you been pinning lately?
I was pinning and I found a link to making your own hand soap from the Farmers Nest . Now I have been making my own detergent for a while but hand soap was on the list and she swears by it. So tonight on a evening alone I gave it a shot. I was excited because you can use this as a body or hand soap depending on he soap you use. I decided to use a gentle soap called Kirk’s Castile soap, which is just Castile soap. I wanted to find something super hypoallergenic and from everything I can find Castile soap is just that and moisturizing as well.
2 out of 3 of my little guys have skin allergies and their skin is so sensitive that aveeno is one of the few things that has been used as a soap on their skin. Lately though it has not been working great so I did my research and found Castile soap is good for little ones sensitive skin. So I found Kirk’s online for .99 cents a bar and decided to give this recipe a try.
What you need:
1 bar of soap- Kirks, Meyers, ??
2 tbs glycerin- I used vegetable glycerin
1 gallon of water and a gallon jug
a knife or cheese grater
Now as you can see I used a large knife and just chopped up the soap and it took a lot less time then grating it! Just like chocolate, if you have done that before.
- After get a gallon of water boiling, you can grate or chop your soap.
- Add the soap and glycerin to boiling water.
- Stir soap till dissolved and let boil a few minutes. It will get cloudy when you first add the soap.
- Once it becomes clear again and all the pieces have melted, let cool overnight, 10-12 hours!
- it should be the consistency of liquid soap. If you need to add a little water use a hand blender and mix it in and voila!!
Liquid body and hand wash for about $1.50 for a gallon!
This is gonna last me a while!