What you are about to see will truly amaze you. It’ll change you’re life. You’ll drop 10lbs just…..(insert needle being dragged across a record here). Okay it’s not all that but I did get your attention right? So since you’re here and already intrigued, read on.
I’m always on the lookout for a way to do things, not only cheaper, but that are better for you too. So today I share with you my latest find.
We go through some hand soap in our home and I usually buy the stuff that isn’t antibacterial because we have a septic tank, but it is still loaded with things I can’t even pronounce. So when I came across this recipe to make your own, I knew I had to try it. Not only that, I had to kick it up a notch. Because I can.
Here is the original recipe.
1 cup soap flakes
10 cups of water
1 TBS Glycerin
I decided to add:
16-20 drops of grapefruit seed extract
10-20 drops of Essential Oil of choice. (It depends on how strong a smell you want.)
Here are my ingredients.
Remember the purer the soap the purer the hand soap.
I loved what this bar of soap said in its list of things it helps clean. Ha! Ha!
This is soooo incredibly easy to do. Basically what you’re going to do is grate your soap and reserve the extra for your next batch. Cause you’ll have extra.
I think I was to busy playing with the soap shavings to take a picture, but I’m pretty sure you can figure out how to do that all on your own because I have smart readers.
Once you have it grated, put your ingredients in a big pot minus the essential oil and grapefruit seed extract.
Turn the heat to medium low and heat until the soap melts, which isn’t very long.
Remove your soap mixture and if you choose, add your essential oil and grapefruit seed extract. Now you just let it sit and cool completely. It will thicken up as it cools and should have the texture of hand soap. Remember it needs to COMPLETELY cool. Like no warmness at all. You’ll thank me for that information when you’re looking at it and it still seems runny. LOL!
I put mine in an old empty hand soap bottle and will fill the others as they empty of the old stuff. I also put some in an old shampoo bottle and have been using it as a body wash. I have that nice fancy spa glow every time I get out of the shower. Okay maybe not but I feel clean.
The extra you can just store in whatever you have handy.
This is a VERY cost efficient recipe. Not only do you know what’s in it but you’re saving money too. I’d say it’s a win win situation.
Do you think you’ll try this? Let me know how it comes out if you do!
HAVE A FABULOUS DAY MY FRIENDS!
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