Monday, April 9, 2012

DIY Liquid Soap

Back to creating handmade things,
I am wasting no time, creativity or thriftiness.
I made a full gallon of natural shea butter liquid soap,
which cost me less than ten bucks.
I used my handmade Jasmine Shea Butter soap,
which gave the soap a very wonderful smoothness and soft feeling.
Plus, It smells super amazing,and has a soft pink color.
Destiny has already requested that she would like a bottle
in her shower to use as body wash.
I am so going to carry a small bottle in my purse,
so I don’t have to use that
“nasty commercial soap”in public restrooms.
Plus, I have been saving an old foaming soap dispenser
and now have the perfect soap to put in it.
You may want to bookmark this post or “Pin It” on Pinterest
because I am sharing the recipe, and step by step instructions
on how to make your own liquid soap.
DIY Liquid Soap Recipe
15 oz. of Shredded Natural Shea Butter Jasmine Soap
2 T. Vegetable Liquid Glycerine
1 Gallon of Distilled Water
1 T. Jasmine Essential Oil
Pour the entire gallon of distilled water into a large pot,
and heat it until just before the boiling point.
Add the vegetable glycerine, and the grated soap
to the pot and softly mix.
As it heats it will begin to bubble,
ever so often gently stir until the soap is completely melted.
Remove from heat, cover and let it sit overnight or for about 10-12 hours.
Later, check the soap to see if it is your desired thickness.
If it is too thick add more water, if it is too runny, remelt in more shredded soap.
After your soap has cooled, then add your favorite essential oil.
Pour into a soap dispenser and store the remaining soap in a gallon jug.
Feel free to substitute the soap of your choice and your favorite essential oil.
Whaa-laa! Done!
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Smiles, Paula


  1. I can almost spell the yummy goodness on your blog!
    Newest follower!

  2. Hi reading ur blogs...thanks for the instructions...Chad turned me onto ur blog about a year ago (I think) cousin is blessed to have you!

  3. Saw you soap on the Tater Tots & Jello linky party and thought I'd swing by to learn more about your soap. I made some air freshener with essential oil and distilled water and I love it. I will have to add "soap making" to my "to do" list. Thanks! MGal ~

  4. I am must save this amazing idea, so cool I will try it. I'm happy I found your wonderful blog I'm now following, I would love it if you came to visit me and share this and any other things you would like to share at my party. @

  5. Thank you for this recipe!! I really want to try this. I recently started making my own laundry detergent so this is naturally the next step! Its so easy too!

  6. This looks great Paula! I have been wanting a foaming soap dispenser for a while and now I feel like I really need to get one. I am pinning this!

  7. Love this Paula! I have been wanting to make my own hand soap too! You have given a fabulous idea of storing it in a milk jug...I wouldn't have thought of that! I am pinning this and I am following! Angie xo

  8. I'm impressed! Bet it does smell amazing because of your soap ingredient:) Gonna Pin it!


  9. I really would love to try this. Thanks for the tutorial.

  10. nice! love this tutorial. i would LOVE for you to link this post or any other posts you want to my weekend link party it opens at midnight tonight, hope to see you there!
    {love} lauryn @

  11. Paula that is amazing. Thank you so much for sharing. You are a total sweetheart.

  12. How lovely! I just ran out of liquid soap, will try that instead of buying some. Is a lot more fun too :-)

  13. Have you had any luck using this in a foaming dispenser? My liquid soap (made from bars) works in a foamer at first, then seems to clog up. What ratio do you use in a foamer?

    1. I have had the same issue with the soap clogging up the pump. ;o(