Soap is one of the most used cleaning products in the home. To save some money and to have a healthier alternative, you can prepare liquid soap quickly and economically.
In this article we explain how to prepare liquid soap in a few simple steps.
Prepare liquid soap for personal hygiene
Liquid soap can be used both for personal hygiene and as a detergent for washing dishes or clothes. You can prepare some very affordable recipes to avoid constantly buying a product that is essential at home.
Recipe N ° 1
You will need a dispenser, a bar of soap of any fragrance, some liquid glycerin (or olive oil) and distilled water.
Grate the soap with a cheese grater or chop it up as much as you can. Heat the distilled water in a saucepan. The proportion is three cups of water for each cup of grated soap.
Add the soap and let it heat over low heat. Stir with a spoon until the soap dissolves. Remove from the heat and add the vegetable glycerin.
You can replace the glycerin with olive oil, which will make the flavor more moisturizing. If you also want to give the soap a particular aroma, you can add a few drops of essential oil, such as lavender. Let it cool and then pour into the container with dispenser (for example of a finished soap).
Recipe N ° 2
This option is similar to the previous one, but you have to blend the mixture. You need 65 grams of grated soap, 330ml of distilled water, 30ml of almond oil (ideal if you have dry skin) and 20 drops of essential oil of your choice.
Blend everything or mix vigorously with a spoon. Your soap is ready to use.
Recipe N ° 3
In this case you will get a greater quantity of product than in the previous recipes. You will need a liter of water, 25 grams of caustic soda flakes, 125 ml of olive oil and a pinch of salt.
Pour the water into a plastic bottle (where you will keep the soap) and add the caustic soda a little at a time; remember to cover your nose and mouth and wear goggles to protect your eyes.
Finally, add the oil and, lastly, the salt. Close the bottle tightly and shake vigorously to obtain a homogeneous mixture. For two weeks you have to mix twice a day and keep in a dark and dry place. Once this time has elapsed, flavor with essential oils to your taste.
Recipe N ° 4
You can transform a bar of soap into about 4 liters of liquid soap. Certainly an important saving for your pocket! The necessary ingredients are a 150 gram bar of soap (of any fragrance), a spoonful of glycerin and distilled water.
Grate the soap to make it a powder or reduce it to very small flakes. Heat the distilled water and remove it from the heat before it boils; add the soap. Mix well with an electric whisk.
Next, pour in about six cups (1.4 liters) of distilled water and keep stirring. If the mixture is very thick, add more water. If it is very liquid, you will need to add more soap or mix a little more.
Prepare liquid soap for washing dishes
Recipe N ° 1
The ingredients you will need are borax, baking soda, castile soap, water, essential oil of your choice and distilled white vinegar.
In a saucepan, pour a cup of water (250 ml) and two tablespoons (30 ml) of vinegar. Heat in a saucepan over medium heat, to be lowered as soon as it starts to boil. Add a cup of borax and a cup of baking soda. Mix well until you get a homogeneous mixture.
Add half a cup of castile soap without stopping stirring and, finally, essential oil, such as lemon. Once cold, pour everything into a glass container with the lid.
Recipe N ° 2
With this recipe you will get more than a liter of detergent. The ingredients are a liter of water, 4 tablespoons of baking soda and 300 grams of Marseille soap without glycerin. The utensils you will need are a 1.5 liter plastic bottle with a cap, a not too large pot, a funnel and a heat resistant container.
Heat the water and grate the soap from time to time. Before the water boils, remove two cups and add them to the baking soda. Let the other half heat until it comes to a boil. At this time, put the soap on and mix well for several minutes.
Pour the mixture of water and baking soda and mix everything without turning off the heat. Afterwards, remove from the heat and let it cool down. Fill the container: your soap is ready.
Prepare liquid soap for washing laundry
As an initial precaution, remember to use protective items for hands, face and clothes. The ingredients you will need are a liter of used and filtered oil, 200 grams of caustic soda, a tablespoon of salt, two liters of water and essential oil, in case you want to give a particular essence to your laundry. .
Prepare the recipe in the open air. In a large bowl, mix the water with the caustic soda, add the oil and salt. With a wooden spoon, stir for 45 minutes (you can take breaks from time to time).
After this time, cover and let it rest for two days, mixing it several times a day. After that, heat the water and a little before it boils, pour the mixture little by little, shaking as vigorously as possible.
You can also add oils or essences. Pour into several bottles and label them well so you don’t go wrong. Wait a week before using it in the washing machine.