This homemade liquid hand soap recipe uses only simple ingredients and will keep your hands soft and clean. DIY liquid hand soap is a cost effective and natural alternative to traditional liquid soaps.
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Make Homemade Liquid Soap in an Upcycled Jar
Over the last few years, I have become obsessed with reusing and repurposing things I find around my house. Sure, I have been recycling for 20 years now but finding a new way to use your ‘trash’ is an even better way to reduce your carbon footprint.
One of my favorite items to reuse in the kitchen is a large jar. There are just SO many different ways you can repurpose that jar in other areas of the house. Decorate the lids with washi tape or scraps of material and store beans and rice in them in the pantry.
Small jars can be used to store diy beauty products and mason jars can be turned into powdered sugar dispensers.
More Upcycling Ideas:
- How to Repurpose Old Spice Jars In Unique Ways
- How to Repurpose Old Wooden Spoons Instead of Throwing Them Away!
- Creative Uses for Egg Cartons Once You Eat All the Eggs!
The possibilities are endless when in comes to creative uses for glass jars! When I was asked to work with CLASSICO pasta sauce on their Make It Your Own Challenge with reCAP I decided to try making a homemade liquid hand soap recipe to store in my empty CLASSICO jar.
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CLASSICO® is passionate about using the finest ingredients and time-honored recipes to create a close to homemade taste. It is one of my first choices for pasta sauce and my husband firmly believes that dinner always tastes better covered in a nice red sauce!
Needless to say, we go through a lot of pasta sauce in my house! I decided to make a basic Chicken Parmesan for dinner last night and it was a huge hit. Here is the recipe if you would like to try it at home:
Classic Chicken Parmesan Recipe
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1871Total Fat: 83gSaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 83mgSodium: 1335mgCarbohydrates: 202gSugar: 10gProtein: 79g
Now that you have enjoyed your delicious Italian dinner with CLASSICO® pasta sauce, what do you do with the jar? Just wash it out and remove the label by soaking the jar in water. For stubborn label adhesive, just rub a bit of coconut oil on it and scrub with a stiff bristled brush.
How to Turn a Glass Bottle into a Soap Dispenser
The Mason jar is an important part of the rich heritage of the CLASSICO® brand as it helps to ensure each jar of sauce brings an authentic taste to your dinner table. They have recently announced a partnership with reCAP®, a company that designs and manufactures caps and accessories allowing people to reUSE mason jars in unique ways.
These reCAP products let you turn your CLASSICO® pasta sauce jar into a soap container, spray bottle, on the go drink container, and many other useful items. I decided to try my hand at making homemade liquid hand soap and found it incredibly easy.
Liquid Hand Soap Ingredients
To make homemade liquid hand soap you need to start with pure castile soap and distilled water. You can leave your homemade liquid hand soap unscented or add your favorite essential oils.
Just follow the directions below for incredibly inexpensive homemade liquid hand soap! (Please note: This soap is not thick and goopy like store bought soap! It is very thin but makes a really nice lather!
Homemade Liquid Hand Soap
Hand Soap Ingredients:
- 12 ounces of pure castile soap
- 1 gallon distilled water
- Essential Oils or Vanilla Extract (optional)
Directions for DIY Liquid Soap:
- Grate your bars of soap using a hand grater
- Heat the distilled water in a large pot until it is almost boiling. Remove from heat.
- Stir in your grated soap until it is melted
- Let the mixture sit for 12 to 24 hours to thicken slightly
- Stir in your essential oils or vanilla (I made a lavender vanilla combination which smelled wonderful! How much you add depends on how strong you want your soap)
- Pour the mixture into storage containers. You will need several!
- To use, pour the homemade liquid hand soap into a clean glass jar with reCAP attachment to make pumping soap easy!
Have you ever made homemade liquid hand soap?
Diane has a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology with a Minor in Health Management and Policy. She spent many years working in cancer research, academics, and biotechnology. Concern over the growing incidence of human disease and the birth of her children led her to begin living a more natural life. She quickly realized that the information she was learning along the way could be beneficial to many others and started blogging as a way to share this knowledge with others. While passionate about health and the environment she can’t quite give up her favorite Cheetos and Diet Coke! Learn more about her HERE.