The Best Soap Hack
We've all been there: desperately trying to squeeze the last drops of soap from the dispenser in the bathroom, wondering why it's the item you always forget to buy. Of course, there's likely a stack of soap bars stuffed in in the back of the drawer, but bars are so much messier and get grimy after a while. Well, why not turn those un-used bars into the liquid soap that you are always spending money on? All you need is water, a grater, and a bit of time. (And the soap bar! obvs.)
The Easiest Liquid Soap. Ever.
- One bar of soap, 100 grams - I used a nice smelling vegetal soap from L'Occitane that was a gift from forever ago. The only thing you need to ensure is that there is glycerin in the ingredients
- Seven cups of water
- Cheese Grater
- Big Jug
- Bring the water to a boil in a big pot.
- Grate the bar of soap. You should end up with a bit more than a cup. It will end up looking something like fine parmesan cheese - I grated it onto a flexible cutting board to make it easy to add later.
- Add the grated soap to the water, and stir.
- Let it simmer for about a minute, stirring until all the soap is dissolved and incorporated into the water.
- Turn off the heat, and let it sit overnight. Don't stress if it doesn't look thick, it needs time for the glycerin to cool and thicken again.
- In the morning, take all your lovely soap and store it in an easy-pour jug