Make the Most of Leftover Hand Soap

July 2, 2019
You don't need to throw away your leftover hand soaps. On the contrary, you can recycle them and create new soaps that your whole family will love.

You use hand soap to wash your hands in the bathroom. However, as you use the bar, it gets smaller and smaller. Then, at a certain point, it’s hard to use. This is when most of us decide to throw it away and replace it with a new one. However, did you know that you can recycle your leftover hand soap? 

We’ll tell you how!

Make the Most of Leftover Hand Soap

Whenever you throw them out before finishing them or putting them in some corner of the bathroom, you can take advantage of leftover hand soap. In fact, you can make a new bar or even a shower gel.

Therefore, in this article, we’ll show you two ways that you can reuse the leftover bits of soap bars. In addition, these are two very easy ways to recycle themYou’ll definitely love them!

A New Bar of Soap

You can heat leftover hand soap to create new and unique soap bars.

It’s a very easy process that will let you easily make a new bar of soap.

  1. First of all, you will need to collect all of the pieces of soap that you can and put them in a wide glass jar.
  2. Then, in the jar, add any kind of cream you like. For example, you can use a moisturizer, such as body lotion, etc. You don’t need to add a lot, just a little bit is enough.
  3. Next, put the jar with soap and moisturizer in a water bath. Remember, you shouldn’t cover the jar completely while the soap melts. In addition, you will have to stir constantly to combine all the pieces to get rid of any lumps.
  4. Then, pick a mold. Ideally, it should be a silicone container in whatever shape and size you want.
  5. Very carefully, pour the soap into the mold. The soap will be very hot as you pour it. Don’t go near the liquid, and use heat-resistant oven mitts so you don’t burn yourself.
  6. Finally, wait a few hours for it to cool. Then, you will have a new bar of soap in your favorite colors and scents.

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Liquid of Gel Soap from Leftover Hand Soap

If you have leftover hand soap, you can use it to create a thick gel or liquid soap.

Now, instead of a new bar, we’ll show you how to make liquid hand soap. Or, you can make a shower gelAlthough the process is a bit more complicated, it’s not very hard. Check it out!

  1. First of all, you need to figure out how much leftover hand soap you have. Then, you’ll know how much water you need to get a good texture with your liquid or gel soap.
  2. To do this, grate the leftover soap bar until you have as much powder as possible.
  3. Then, it’s important to weigh it. For 40 grams of hand soap, you will need 4 cups of water.
  4. Now that you know how much water you’ll need, it’s time to boil it. When it starts to boil, add the soap and lower the heat.
  5. The objective is for the soap to be diluted and mix with the water without any lumps. To do this, the temperature doesn’t have to be very high. In fact, it’s best for you to melt it on low, even though it will take longer.
  6. Then, when it’s completely dissolved, set it aside to cool.
  7. While it cools, you’ll notice that it will thicken and feel kind of like jelly.
  8. Then, when it’s completely cool, pour it into whatever bottle or dispenser you’d like.
  9. However, before closing the container, you need to “beat” the soap with a spoon or stick.
  10. Finally, you can close the container and use it for hand soap or shower gel.

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You’re Done with Your Leftover Hand Soap!

As you can see, re-using your leftover hand soap is not hard. You just need to follow a few steps to get a new bar. On the other hand, you could make a new liquid hand soap, as well as a new shower gel.

In addition, keep in mind that the more varied the pieces (in colors and scents), the more original and unique the result will be. In any case, you now have a great way to recycle your old things. Now, you won’t need to throw them out or accumulate old soap pieces ever again.

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