Recipe for How to Make Glycerin Soap With Liquid Soap

by Meredith Jameson ; Updated September 28, 2017

Glycerin is a common ingredient in soap due to its antibacterial properties.

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Glycerin is a thick liquid that has no smell or color and is commonly used in household and bath products. Glycerin is also used in some foods as a filler or thickening agent and has a slightly sweet taste. Pure glycerin has antibacterial properties and can be used to treat bites, rashes or burns on the skin. Commonly used in soap, a homemade soap can be made with liquid soap and glycerin fairly inexpensively and easily. Liquid glycerin can be purchased at many natural health and beauty stores.

Items you will need

  • Pot
  • Stove
  • Water
  • Liquid glycerin
  • Liquid soap
  • Honey
  • Blender
  • Containers with lids
Step 1

Boil 1 cup of water in a pot on the stove. Pour boiling water into a glass blender jar.

Step 2

Add 1 cup of clear liquid soap to the water in the blender jar and close the jar with the lid. Blend until combined.

Step 3

Pour in 1/2 cup room-temperature water and blend.

Step 4

Add 1 tbsp. honey and 1 tsp. liquid glycerin to the mixture and blend until combined.

Step 5

Let the mixture sit for 15 minutes or until cool. Blend again. Add 4 cups of slightly cold water to the mixture and blend.

Step 6

Pour liquid soap into containers but do not close the containers. Allow to sit for one hour and then place lids on the containers.

Step 7

Shake the containers before using to combine ingredients if settling has occurred.

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About the Author

Meredith Jameson writes early childhood parenting and family health articles for various online publications. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from San Francisco State University.