DIY: Homemade Antibacterial Liquid Hand Soap

DIY: Homemade Antibacterial Liquid Hand Soap

Let’s face it, life on a farm while often idyllic is messy.  There’s mud, dirt and dust, chicken and horse manure.  I am in and out of the house all day long and most times my hands are dirty when I come in the house.  And much as we love our furry and feathered friends, the reality is that germs and disease can be easily transmitted from them through poor hygiene, so I am always washing my hands.

I love the idea of anti-bacterial soaps but worry about the commercial soaps because of the health warnings, so I decided to try making my own anti-bacterial hand soap. It turned out to be far easier than I imagined.  I used tea tree oil, lavender and citrus essential oils, which all have anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, as well as some Vitamin E for soft skin.

DIY: Homemade Antibacterial Liquid Hand Soap
Here’s what I did…
Grate the bar of soap into a small saucepan filled with the 4 Cups water and heat to boiling.
DIY: Homemade Antibacterial Liquid Hand Soap
Let boil for several minutes, stirring to ensure all the soap is melted, then remove from heat.
DIY: Homemade Antibacterial Liquid Hand Soap
Add the glycerin and oils, stir to mix and let cool.
DIY: Homemade Antibacterial Liquid Hand Soap
Pour into a glass dispenser and let sit overnight.
DIY: Homemade Antibacterial Liquid Hand Soap
In the morning, the soap will have turned to gel. How cool is that?
DIY: Homemade Antibacterial Liquid Hand Soap
DIY: Homemade Antibacterial Liquid Hand Soap

If you find that it starts to solidify after awhile, just unscrew the top and whisk it up with a kitchen whisk and you’ll be good to go.

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DIY: Homemade Antibacterial Liquid Hand Soap
 
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Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Grate the bar of soap into a small saucepan filled with the 4 Cups water and heat to boiling.
  2. Let boil for several minutes, stirring to ensure all the soap is melted, then remove from heat.
  3. Add the glycerin and oils, stir to mix and let cool.
  4. Pour into a glass dispenser and let sit overnight.
  5. In the morning, the soap will have turned to gel. How cool is that?
  6. If you find that it starts to solidify after awhile, just unscrew the top and whisk it up with a kitchen whisk and you’ll be good to go.
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Comments

  1. Colleen says

    I just love the DIY antibacterial! My question is where did you get the pump top for your mason jar? I love mason jars and use them for just about everything you can imagine and would love to get a top like that. Thank you!

  2. Lori says

    I love this recipe! I made it as a gift and it is loved by all.
    I make my own dispenser tops for canning jars. I save the pumps from shampoo and conditioner bottles, Drill a hole in the canning lid so it fits tight. Gravity hold it in.

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