How To: Make Your Own Liquid Hand Soap

After using My Hygiene Supplies gorgeous perfumed pink hand soap, you may be wondering how you can make your own sweet smelling soap! In this article we will look at how you can customise and create your very own liquid hand soap.

First of all, you need a base bar soap to be one of the main smells of your liquid soap, so choose carefully as you don’t want anything too ghastly or overpowering as you may want to add in other ingredients later. It is always a good idea to carefully think through what the purpose of your soap will be, for example if you want to formulate a new body wash then consider using moisturising soaps to ensure that it leaves your skin feeling soft and fresh.

After you have selected your base soap, grate the bar of soap into a bowl. You will need to use a fine cheese grater to ensure that the scraps will melt quickly in the next step. You should have at least 1 cup of soap flakes, any less and you may not have enough to go around so consider grating another bar of soap.

Next, pour out a cup of boiling water and transfer both the water and the soap flakes into a blender or alternatively boil on the stove for an easy-to-clean option. Once the water has been boiled and the flakes added, it’s time to exercise that cooking arm! Continue to whip the soap and water until the two take on the consistency of paste, this is when you know it is time to advance to the next stage.

You then need to add Glycerin to the pasty mixture, if you don’t already have this ingredient, you will need to purchase it from your local store before you can continue. Glycerin acts as an effective moisturiser for the skin and will make your liquid soap a little easier on the body than a regular bar of hand soap. Mix in just a tablespoon of glycerin and stir the mixture until it is completely combined.

If you wish to style your liquid soap after My Hygiene Supplies’ pink hand soap, then try looking on the back of the bottle to see what additional ingredients are available for you to buy and add to your mixture. If you wish to enhance the quality of your liquid soap, then consider popping in a couple of the following:

  • You could mix in lotion or money to help add moisture
  • Lavender essential and tea tree oil will make your soap naturally antibacterial
  • To change the colour of your soap, simply add a few drops of natural food colouring, however it is advised to avoid using chemical-based colouring as this is harmful for your skin to absorb
  • Essential oil will help to add to the scent of the soap

If you have not yet got the right consistency for your soap, try adding a little bit of water and whipping until you find the ideal texture.

Finally, pour your newly-made soap into various pretty containers, you can even decorate these if you like to add to the appeal of the soap.

Enjoy and share your liquid hand soap with your family and friends so you can all smell fresh, clean and divine!

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