Archive for October 13th, 2011

For this edition of Thoughtful Thursday, I am going to show how to make another “homemade” version of a household product that I usually buy.  If you read the last TT post, you will see that I am trying to reduce C & my exposure to chemicals and fragrances at home. 

I like using liquid hand soap instead of a bar for just hand-washing because the bars always seem to get gooey and nasty.  Even when I buy the plainest liquid soap I can find, it always has a long list of ingredients that don’t really seem necessary.  Guess what?  They are not!!  This recipe has all of three ingredients and that is all it takes.  The basis for this is from the website Tipnut, and the only thing I changed was to leave out the honey, but I may add some next time to try it.

1 bar of soap (I used Dove Unscented for Sensitive Skin, but I need to find an all natural organic soap to use.)

1 tsp. vegetable glycerin



Grate the bar of soap into small flakes.  Pour into a blender.  Add 1 cup of boiling water and blend until smooth.  Add the glycerin and stir to combine.



Allow the mix to cool for about 15 minutes and whip again.  Add about 3 cups of water to this and pour into a container.  Allow this to cool with the top off of the container.  The soap should thicken when it cools.  I really like this recipe, but I used a too much water in mine so it was little thin.


I will definitely try this again!

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