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How to Make Liquid Hand Soap

How to Make Liquid Hand Soap
Comments (21)
  1. shannon burr says:

    U can also use small amount of dr bronners n essential n h20 its awsome

  2. Angela says:

    I made this and it worked great for the first few weeks, but has since separated into water and little tiny soap beads, any idea what I did wrong?

  3. Elizabeth says:

    I made this and put a little in my foaming pump with warm water. It isn’t coming out easy or foaming much it almost seems to have it clogged. Any suggestions why this would happen or what I may have done wrong?

  4. Cindy MacTaggart says:

    I am going to try this with a smaller soap bar and 6 cups of water. I don’t need a ton of soap just enough to fill my containers. I have one container which is for a foaming soap…wish me luck.

  5. Brittany says:

    I tried your recipe with a bar of dial, it works great. It took about 5 hours for it to get thick but other than that I love it.

  6. Lisa says:

    I love the simplicity of this recipe! Do you by chance know why your recipe doesn’t need glycerin? I have seen a multitude of homemade liquid soap recipes, and all of them call for glycerin. Have you tried with glycerin? Does it make a difference? I do not have a bar of Ivory soap (YET, but I’ll be getting some for FREE tomorrow, thanks!) to compare to another bar. Have you been using this recipe long? (Sorry for all of the questions, but it really is curious that the Ivory recipe doesn’t use glycerin, and all of the ones I have read do).

  7. Sarah says:

    Do you use 12 cups of water or 14?

  8. Sandy Bailey says:

    havent tried this yet but bet it would work with scented soap

  9. Linda says:

    Would this work with Dial? I would like an antibacterial hand soap.

    1. Lisa says:


      I have read many other posts that state that Dove seems to be the only one that wouldn’t work. IMO, I think using Dial would be thicker than the picture above because Dial is a glycerin-based soap. If you check out other blogs regarding making homemade soap, the recipe calls for glycerin (unless using a glycerin-type soap). Hope this helps!


  10. Elena says:

    I’m unable to get your ‘pin it’ button to work.

  11. Lynette says:

    Have you ever tried to add some essential oil for fragrance?

  12. katherine B Barnes says:

    I have a foam pump dispenser that when it runs out I put a little liguid dish soap from the kitchen into the bottle with water and shake and it works great in the pump.

  13. Kristin says:

    It says 14 cups of water in the ingredients list but 12 cups in the instructions. How many cups is it?

    1. Passion For Savings says:

      14 Cups! Sorry about that error.

  14. Jessica M. says:

    How many mason jars did it take for you to fill them up? And how many ounces were the jars? Thanks!

  15. i know it says it is running but it gets thicker, well in the picture you post of it the mason jars liquid is really thin, is this thick or thin in the picture with the mason jars. does it ever get thick like hand soap like soft soap or not. thank you so very much.

  16. Gerry says:

    I’m sorry, am I missing something here on how to make liquid hand soap? Your ingredients list 14 cups of water but the instructions say to add only 12 cups????
    I’m interested in making this and was just curious.


    1. Tracy says:

      14. There was an error.

  17. Emily says:

    Your recipe states 14 cups, but your instructions state 12 cups. Can you please clarify how much water should be used?

    1. Tracy says:

      She clarified by saying 14 in one of the last replies.

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