After doing some quick calculations, I’ve determined that I’ll be able to save my family a ton of money by making my own liquid soap with bars of Castile soap. Here are the numbers:
64 oz = 1/2 gallon
128 oz = 1 gallon
192 oz = 1.5 gallons
A 64 oz bottle of Equate’s liquid hand soap is $3.97 at Walmart.
A 3 pack of 4 oz Kirk’s Original Coco Castile soap bars is $3.28 at Walmart.
>2 bars make 1 gallon of liquid soap (if I loosely follow THIS recipe. I say “loosely” because I’m going to try it without the glycerin, since the soap bars I bought already have vegetable glycerin as an ingredient).<
This means that each 3 pack makes me 1.5 gallons, whereas the Equate liquid soap refill bottle is only 1/2 gallon for $0.69 MORE!
Not only will I be using the soap for hand washing, but I will also be adding it to my new experimental shampoo recipe.
(The ingredients of Kirk’s Original Coco Castile Soap are:
Coconut Soap, Water, Vegetable Glycerin, Coconut Oil, Natural Fragrance. It says right on the label: Natural, Hypoallergenic Skin Care with No Animal By-Products or Synthetic Detergents. I am SO excited!)