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How to make liquid soap from leftover soap bars

Are you one of those people who always has bits of leftover soap in the bathroom? We have a simple solution for you!

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Soap and shampoo bars are becoming increasingly popular in our bathrooms. As well as being practical, they also help to reduce waste. But what can you do when your bar is approaching the end of its useful life and becoming increasingly hard to hold in your hand? Collect the leftovers and use them to make your own liquid soap!

What you need:

  • 20 g leftover soap

  • 200 ml water

  • A kitchen grater

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 6–8 drops of your favourite essential oil

What to do

  • Grate the leftover soap into fine flakes. If you don’t have a grater to hand, or if the leftover soap is already very small, you can also chop it into little pieces using a knife.

  • Dissolve the leftover soap in simmering water, stirring constantly.

  • Leave the mixture to cool for about 12 hours or overnight until it is nice and thick.

  • Stir in the olive oil and essential oil. Depending on the consistency, you can add a little more water and mix everything by hand (or with a blender on the lowest setting). Be careful not to stir too vigorously, otherwise your soap will foam!

  • Pour your liquid soap into a soap dispenser. It keeps for about four weeks.

This hack comes from “Move The Date”

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