This article will show you how to make your own liquid castile soap like Dr. Bronners. Buying 32 ounces of Dr. Bronners soap can cost you between $16-$35 US. In addition, if ordered on-line, you need to pay for shipping. Here I will show you how to make your own liquid castile soap for between $1-$5 US depending on the cost of your source materials.
To make this, you will need 1 bar of castile bar soap. You can use one of Dr. Bronners bar soaps, or you can follow my directions HERE to make your own. You will also need a gallon sized zipper freezer bag, and a scale capable of measuring up to 5 pounds.
Here’s the simple description of the process:
Place soap in bag and add water in a ratio of 1 part soap to 4 parts water by weight. Let it sit in a large bowl for 5 days. Congratulations, you now have liquid castile soap!
Here’s the wordy long-hand version for people who like everything spelled out:
The process is fairly simple. Place the bar of soap in the bag. Now place a large mixing bowl on a scale and zero out the scale. Place the bag (with the bar in it) in the mixing bowl. Write down the weight of the bar. Multiply this number by 4. Write down the product (answer).
Now re-zero the scale. Add water (preferably distilled) until you have reached the new number you just wrote down (in ounces). Zip the bag closed.
Leave the bag in the bowl and set it aside for 5 days. Massage the bag with the water / soap mixture in it once a day or so. This comes naturally because you will not be able to resist looking at it from time to time. Don’t be concerned. The first day it looks like there is too much water in there. Over the next few days you will see that it thickens up very nicely.
By the end of the 5 days, you should have a bag full of very thick liquid soap. You can now add more water and mix it up to get it to the consistency you want. When it is all done, I simply clip a small portion of the corner off the bag with scissors and let it pour into my waiting empty container. No mess.
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