Now that I have tried and settled on some pure natural shampoo and conditioner. I have turned my attention to liquid soap. I love bar soap but dirt quickly settles in cracks and it just looks horrible.
I already make my own liquid laundry product, so how hard can it be?
I don't make my own soap at the moment, it might be something I get into eventually but for now, I have nearly run out of bathroom liquid soap. You can of course use any soap but I am going for SLS free. I also use separate graters, jugs, spoons and pans for soap, don't fancy any soap tasting meals. Anyhow, here goes.
Make sure you have tested your chosen soap the day before, to check if you are okay to use it on your skin, especially if you are going to use it on your face!
Grate your soap until you have a loose (not packed) amount, measuring1 cup:
Put the soap into a glass jug and top up to 3/4 pint with boiling water. Pour into a small saucepan:
It is at this stage that you can add aromatherapy oil should you wish. I prefer not to add it to the soap but rather the container (5 - 10 drops should do). That way, when you refill, you can add a different oil! AGAIN, TEST YOUR SKIN FOR ANY OILS YOU ARE USING.
Use a funnel to pour it into your chosen pump action container:
However, it does vary from batch to batch. This second lot has not been made so runny and stays on the hands better!
Price difference, well that rather depends on the cost of your soap to begin with. First time making, we used a bar of soap priced at £2.99 and we had enough per 1/2 bar session for 2 x 250 ml bottles, so 1 litre of hand wash from one bar of soap, making it 75p per bottle.
Obviously you can get liquid soap for less than that but what is in it? I am re-using a hand wash that originally retailed at £4.50 (a Christmas gift). These are the ingredients it had in it:
Ignorance is such bliss until you realise your mistake. You live and learn my friends, you live and learn!
Don't make up too much at a time as there are no preservatives in it.