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CasaSugar's got it right: most liquid soaps are filled with unnecessary chemicals and toxins. Antibacterial soaps are all the rage, but studies have shown that regular soap cleans just as well as chemical-laden soap, and it doesn't create super-bugs -- germs that are resistant to antibiotics.

If you've got a bar of plain old soap, you can turn it into liquid soap, natural and effective. This is also a way you can use up your soap scraps, or your soap trimmings if you make cold-process soap.

You'll need a bar of soap, distilled water, a grater, a big pot, and a hand blender. CasaSugar lists the detailed steps for making liquid soap in their article. Join me after the break for ideas on how to make your basic liquid soap into an everyday luxury.

Making liquid soap from bar soap(click thumbnails to view gallery)

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Basic liquid soap is a good thing; it is healthful, natural, and made by you. With a few tweaks, it will be outstanding, luxurious, and the envy of your friends.
The sky is limit with all of the fun ingredients you could add to take your basic liquid soap to the next level. Have fun with it!

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