So I am back! Here is a review of homemade liquid hand soap recipe that I found on The Farmer’s Nest http://www.thefarmersnest.com/2011/11/liquid-hand-soap-diy.html I will clarify that I was not able to find Mrs. Meyer’s bar soap, so I used Dr Bronner’s castille soap. I think that it turned out well! So here is goes the review:
Pros~ Easy to make; gets the job done for hand washing; makes a huge batch for the price!
Cons~ in using the Dr Bronner’s it seems to dry your hands out a little if you wash a lot (i.e. when in the kitchen I wash almost every 5-10 minutes); before you go to refill your soap dispenser, you need to shake it back up; it really does take a full 24 hours for the soap to sit up when make it.
Now I don’t see this as a con, but a word to the wise: the soap is not quite as thick as store-bought, but close enough for me. Had I been able to find Mrs. Meyers bar soap, it might have turned out differently. I made this soap about a month ago and I am using it in 2 bathrooms and the kitchen. So far we are doing well and have quite a bit left. I have bought a bar of french milled soap with Shea Butter in it to see if there is a difference with the next batch. If you like a more luxurious feeling soap I recommend going that route first using a soap that has shea butter or a natural lotion to it.
Results: 4 out of 5 vines!