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Homemade Liquid Soap. Just combine 1 gal. Water, 2 T. Liquid glycerin ( find in pharmacy) and 1 bar of a good quality, natural soap; grated. (Don't use soaps with additives like moisturizers, etc such as Dove-they won't work) Heat over med/high heat until dissolved. Cool 12 hours. Mix with hand mixer to make a smooth consistency. Voila! Hand soap/body wash at a fraction of store cost.
I might try this since I am trying to save money by not buying diswashing detergent. I hate washing dishes!
5 min DIY Laundry Soap: Grate two bars of Fels Naptha, then run the blade in your food processor that turns it into "powder." It won't be quite as fine as real powdered soap, but very close. Then add two cups of Borax and two cups of washing soda. It only take TWO TEASPOONS to do a large load. I have a soup spoon that holds two teaspoons that I use to measure. -- The hardest part is thinking that two teaspoons will do the job, but it does!
diy liquid handsoap (I know I'm a nerd, but I get really excited when I can make my own products to save money. One bar of soap, glycerin, and water makes one gallon of liquid soap-- I used a Lever brand and it worked great. I can't wait to buy some yummy smelling soaps from Bath and Body to use for handsoap and body wash.