21 Jun Make Your Own Liquid Soap
This recipe is best made in the evening, as it will need to cool overnight before the final stage of blending the soap.
It is best to use high quality soaps rather than cheap supermarket soaps which usually contain nasties. As you will see, even when buying an expensive organic soap, you can make a large volume of liquid soap.
You can make liquid goats milk soap by using our Organic Grampians Pure goats milk soap bars. This one is unscented and suitable for use on sensitive skin.
If you decide to use soap bars or left over soap pieces, you will need to chop them into pieces the size of a square of chocolate first.
Play around with adding a couple of drops of your favourite essential oil too, if you prefer your soap to be fragrant.
1 cup soap flakes, bar soap (chopped) or good quality soap scraps (chopped)
2.35 litres of water
1 tablespoon of glycerin
You will also need:
A large saucepan – preferably with a ild
A measuring cup and a tablespoon measure
A sealable glass jar, or an assortment of cleaned hand pumps or shampoo bottles
A stick mixer or blender or a hand-held egg beater
1. Mix soap flakes/chunks, water and glycerin together in a large saucepan over a low heat.
2. Stir occasionally until the soap flakes have dissolved and the mixture is smooth in texture.
3. Cover the pot and let the soap mixture cool overnight or at least until it cools to room temperature. The mixture will be slightly thick and milky-looking, with a jelly-like texture.
4. Blend with a stick blender, electric mixer or handheld egg beater until smooth.
Store in a sealable glass jar or pour directly into whatever containers you prefer.
Tips and hints
If you choose to make a thinner (runnier) recipe, just add more water. Making a thinner recipe will also make it more economical. A thinner version might be a good idea for a hand pump in a child’s bathroom, for example.
If you decide to make this soap using our organic Goats Milk Soap bars, you will need 2 bars for the above recipe to make just over 2 litres of lovely, smooth, organic goat’s milk hand soap!