Monday, January 23, 2012

Sustainable Living 8

One of the easiest sustainable living projects I've done to date - and one that is very kind to the environment - was making liquid hand soap.  It took about 10 minutes to make the soap!  No nasty chemicals and no plastic bottles.  A very good result.  Here's the recipe I used:

Hand Soap
1 bar grated soap (any natural soap)
1 gallon water
2 T vegetable glycerin

In a large pot, mix the grated soap, vegetable glycerin, and the gallon of water.  Slowly melt over medium heat until all of the soap is dissolved.  Remove from the heat and let sit overnight.  May need to be stirred before decanting into a container.

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