Nearly two years ago I read an article online that stated Americans spend 2.7 million dollars on hand and body soap. I was not shocked but it made me realize how much money I was saving by making my own soap. I used to spend a few minutes in the soap aisle in Target figuring out which liquid soap was best for my sensitive skin. I have not done that in years. With thorough research, a quality liquid soap can be found on the market. I chose to do things in a way that worked for my family’s needs. I want to share my DIY liquid soap with you and it is easy and economical. Guys, this was a no-brainer…
DIY Liquid Hand Soap
– 1 32 oz. bottle of Dr. Bronner’s Liquid Soap (your preference)
– an empty soap dispenser (pump)
– distilled or fresh tap water
Pour 1 or 2 ounces of Dr. Bronner’s soap to a 12 oz. dispenser bottle and fill with water. Shake gently and that’s all there is to it. One ounce of Dr. Bronner’s soap per 8 ounces of water works well but adjust measurements to fit your needs.
I use an empty 12 oz Dr. Bronner’s Liquid Soap dispenser and just refill when necessary. You can find bottles on ebay or Amazon which is where I buy my dispensers.
The advantages of using Dr, Bronner’s Liquid Soap is that it lathers and cleans well. All of the ingredients are organic and fair trade. Available sizes range from a small 2 oz. travel bottle to 64 oz. gallons. The soaps are highly acidic and dryness may become an issue for sensitive skin. Make sure to moisturize!