While in Wisconsin visiting my grandfather, I took the kids to an Amish farm and we bought some amazing soap. It's labeled as "hand soap" but I put it in the shower. It has a nice, clean smell to it.
I'm down to one bar and, in an effort to make it last longer, I turned it into liquid hand soap.
**You don't need distilled water BUT if your water is hard, your soap might not hold the fragrance for very long.
Grate your bar of soap into a pot.
It will be thick and kind of a clearish color. Whisk it or beat it with a blender.
It's ready to use! Pour into soap dispensers and store what's left in a clean jug or jar.
If I do it again:
Hind sight being what it is, I should have left the soap in the pot to cool completely. It takes about a day to cool down and thicken to liquid hand soap consistency. I don't like leaving things sit on my stove, especially when they're NOT edible, so I poured it into an orange juice jug to let it cool.
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