Sometimes I wonder if I'm frugal or just cheap. I love saving money and bargains. Coupons, sales, off-price stores. Actually, I don't like shopping at all and only go when I NEED something -- and, if at all possible -- it's on sale. So the idea of making something that allows me to avoid shopping - bonus!
I saw a pin on pinterest about making your own liquid soap. That's something we use -- and this seemed like it could serve a dual purpose as a body wash -- something else we really use.
I tried to find the recommended bar soap locally, but no luck, so ended up ordering it online, along with the glycerin.
Following the instructions, I grated the soap, then mixed it with the glycerin and melted it in a gallon of water.
At that point it looked like clean dishwater.
After sitting overnight it really thickened up (almost like gelatin) - so much so that I used the electric hand mixer to loosen the mixture up, obtaining the consistency of a really thick liquid soap.
The yield? A gallon of liquid soap. The price? About $5.25 (soap plus a little glycerin).