Rebecca has been having trouble with her computer, so we are going to try posting today with the iPad app for blogger. We'll see how it goes.
We got this great idea from One Good Thing By Jillee- she has fabulous projects! She used this simple idea of turning inexpensive bar soap into liquid soap.
As you know, liquid soap is so much more expensive than bar soap. When you buy liquid soap, you are really just paying for water. We took a 3 pack of Ivory soap, and made 48 oz of liquid soap. It cost us $1.18 to make verses $6.99 to buy a 48 oz refill bottle of Ivory hand soap.
What you need:
3 bars of soap
6 cups of water - you can add more or less if you find you don't like the consistency.
Grate the soap with a cheese grater. Heat soap and water over medium high heat. Stir until soap all dissolves. Pour into a glass jar or bowl and allow to cool. After about 24 hours it will thicken to the right consistency. Fill your liquid soap dispensers and store the rest in a covered container.
We had one batch that we didn't stir as much as it cooled. It set in two layers - one liquid and one solid. We put it in the blender and pulsed for a few seconds. The batch turned out perfect!