Frugal Tip: Homemade Hand Soap

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Homemade Hand Soap

Reader Sandi shared her great frugal idea…how to make Homemade Hand Soap

I just wanted to send a different kind of recipe using some of the items that we get for free or cheap here on LRWC. We got some Softsoap Pampered Hands a few weeks back at CVS, and Ivory soap at Walgreens too. I was out of handsoap so I decided to make my own.

Here is Sandi’s Recipes:


  • 1 Bar Ivory Soap – Grated
  • 2- 3 Cups Water (optional, brew a green tea bag) – amount depends on how thick you want your soap


  • Add grated soap to water and cook until the soap disolves
  • Let cool
  • Fill each soap dispenser about halfway with the melted soap and add more water
  • Optional: Grind up some oatmeal and add to the soap and water before melting