Two Cool Things You Can Do With Used Soap

Posted on: 31 January 2017


It is weird but true that it's really difficult to completely use a whole bar of soap. Eventually you reach a point where there is only a sliver left and it becomes too hard to get a good grip on it or generate enough soap bubbles from it for cleaning. However, there is no need to throw those leftover soap pieces away. Here are two cool things you can do with them that can help you save money and reduce waste.

Make Your Own Liquid Soap

One easy thing you can do is turn your used slivers into liquid soap. Not only does this save you money because you won't have to purchase liquid soap from the store, it'll give you a reason to use those near empty bottles lounging under your bathroom sink. With a little bit of creativity, you can even create a unique smelling soap to give to friends and family members as gifts. Just don't tell them you made it from used soap slivers.

Making liquid soap from slivers is very easy. You will need a blender, about 6 soap slivers, and water. After rinsing the soap off, place it and a small amount of water into the blender and blend for about 30 seconds on the medium setting. Continue adding water until the mixture becomes smooth. You can add fragrant oil or even raw Shea butter to the mixture to improve the smell and added skin benefits. Pour the mixture into an empty container and use for yourself or to give away.

Donate to a Charitable Organization

You may be surprised to learn there are charitable organizations that collect used soap and redistribute it to parts of the world where sanitary items are hard to obtain. These organizations typically get the bulk of their donations from hotels and other businesses that use disposable personal products. However, they will usually also take donations from regular folks.

Clean the World and Eco-Soap Bank are two organizations doing work in this area. Other organizations can be uncovered by doing a simple Google search. It's also a good idea to call around to your local donation centers to see if they also accept used soap for use in the local community (e.g. homeless shelters, etc).

There are many other things you can do with used soap. You are only limited by your imagination and resources. For more information about these and other soap recycling options, check out