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  • TracyW34 commented on Gunk on Floor's instructable Recycle your old Soap11 months ago
    Recycle your old Soap

    (First attempt at soap recycling) ...so I was cleaning and purging last night and came across about 6 bars of used recyclable soap .. So to the kitchen I went were I got myself a small pot and placed it on the stove ... I broke my soap in to small pieces then added about 1/4 c of water and placed my heat on med for about 20 min .. Stirring and breaking the soap down further with a knife .. I didn't quite like the scent of the soap so I added in about 2 tablespoons of almond extract, and the soap that I was breaking down seemed to dry the skin out so I added in a handful of oat meal .. Added in about another 1/4 of water and let that cook for another 15 min on a reduced heat .. Once the oats were cooked I then took my hand pulse blender ( I'm sure a food processor for regular blender Cou...see more »(First attempt at soap recycling) ...so I was cleaning and purging last night and came across about 6 bars of used recyclable soap .. So to the kitchen I went were I got myself a small pot and placed it on the stove ... I broke my soap in to small pieces then added about 1/4 c of water and placed my heat on med for about 20 min .. Stirring and breaking the soap down further with a knife .. I didn't quite like the scent of the soap so I added in about 2 tablespoons of almond extract, and the soap that I was breaking down seemed to dry the skin out so I added in a handful of oat meal .. Added in about another 1/4 of water and let that cook for another 15 min on a reduced heat .. Once the oats were cooked I then took my hand pulse blender ( I'm sure a food processor for regular blender Could work too just transfer the soap when it's nice and hot) and I pulse blended out the larger lumps of soap and blended the oatmeal so it was no longer in large flakes and my soap was creamy.. I then lined a loaf pan in its entirety with parchment paper then poured the soap into the pan .... To insure I had no air bubbles in the pan I took the handle edges lifted it up then just dropped it gently on to the counter about 4 or 5 times .. I folded the edged of the parchment paper over then patted it down to make it smooth then set it outside in the bbq ( it's winter time now so it's pretty cold out there otherwise I'd suggest the fridge ) after leaving my soap for about 3 hours I then brought it inside and sliced it in to 1 inch thick slices and put it back outside for the night .. This morning it was raining so there's lots of humidity so I retrieved my soap from the bbq And brought it in the house were I have now pulled it out of my pan and pulled the peices apart so they are seporated and now drying on the counter .. It was super easy to do and recommended if your trying be frugal with your pennies

    (First attempt at soap recycling) ...so I was cleaning and purging last night and came across about 7 bars of used recyclable soap .. So to the kitchen I went were I got myself a small pot and placed it on the stove ... I broke my soap in to small pieces then added about 1/4 c of water and placed my heat on med for about 20 min .. Stirring and breaking the soap down further with a knife .. I didn't quite like the scent of the soap so I added in about 2 tablespoons of almond extract, and the soap that I was breaking down seemed to dry the skin out so I added in a handful of oat meal .. Added in about another 1/4 of water and let that cook for another 15 min on a reduced heat .. Once the oats were cooked I then took my hand pulse blender ( I'm sure a food processor for regular blender C...see more »(First attempt at soap recycling) ...so I was cleaning and purging last night and came across about 7 bars of used recyclable soap .. So to the kitchen I went were I got myself a small pot and placed it on the stove ... I broke my soap in to small pieces then added about 1/4 c of water and placed my heat on med for about 20 min .. Stirring and breaking the soap down further with a knife .. I didn't quite like the scent of the soap so I added in about 2 tablespoons of almond extract, and the soap that I was breaking down seemed to dry the skin out so I added in a handful of oat meal .. Added in about another 1/4 of water and let that cook for another 15 min on a reduced heat .. Once the oats were cooked I then took my hand pulse blender ( I'm sure a food processor for regular blender Could work too just transfer the soap when it's nice and hot) and I pulse blended out the larger lumps of soap and blended the oatmeal so it was no longer in large flakes and my soap was creamy.. I then lined a loaf pan in its entirety with parchment paper then poured the soap into the pan .... To insure I had no air bubbles in the pan I took the handle edges lifted it up then just dropped it gently on to the counter about 4 or 5 times .. I folded the edged of the parchment paper over then patted it down to make it smooth then set it outside in the bbq ( it's winter time now so it's pretty cold out there otherwise I'd suggest the fridge ) after leaving my soap for about 3 hours I then brought it inside and sliced it in to 1 inch thick slices and put it back outside for the night .. This morning it was raining so there's lots of humidity so I retrieved my soap from the bbq And brought it in the house were I have now pulled it out of my pan and pulled the peices apart so they are seporated and now drying on the counter .. It was super easy to do and recommended if your trying be frugal with your pennies

    (First attempt at soap recycling) ...so I was cleaning and purging last night and came across about 7 bars of used recyclable soap .. So to the kitchen I went were I got myself a small pot and placed it on the stove ... I broke my soap in to small pieces then added about 1/4 c of water and placed my heat on med for about 20 min .. Stirring and breaking the soap down further with a knife .. I didn't quite like the scent of the soap so I added in about 2 tablespoons of almond extract, and the soap that I was breaking down seemed to dry the skin out so I added in a handful of oat meal .. Added in about another 1/4 of water and let that cook for another 15 min on a reduced heat .. Once the oats were cooked I then took my hand pulse blender ( I'm sure a food processor for regular blender Cou...see more »(First attempt at soap recycling) ...so I was cleaning and purging last night and came across about 7 bars of used recyclable soap .. So to the kitchen I went were I got myself a small pot and placed it on the stove ... I broke my soap in to small pieces then added about 1/4 c of water and placed my heat on med for about 20 min .. Stirring and breaking the soap down further with a knife .. I didn't quite like the scent of the soap so I added in about 2 tablespoons of almond extract, and the soap that I was breaking down seemed to dry the skin out so I added in a handful of oat meal .. Added in about another 1/4 of water and let that cook for another 15 min on a reduced heat .. Once the oats were cooked I then took my hand pulse blender ( I'm sure a food processor for regular blender Could work too just transfer the soap when it's nice and hot) and I pulse blended out the larger lumps of soap and blended the oatmeal so it was no longer in large flakes and my soap was creamy.. I then lined a loaf pan in its entirety with parchment paper then poured the soap into the pan .... To insure I had no air bubbles in the pan I took the handle edges lifted it up then just dropped it gently on to the counter about 4 or 5 times .. I folded the edged of the parchment paper over then patted it down to make it smooth then set it outside in the bbq ( it's winter time now so it's pretty cold out there otherwise I'd suggest the fridge ) after leaving my soap for about 3 hours I then brought it inside and sliced it in to 1 inch thick slices and put it back outside for the night .. This morning it was raining so there's lots of humidity so I retrieved my soap from the bbq And brought it in the house were I have now pulled it out of my pan and pulled the peices apart so they are seporated and now drying on the counter .. It was super easy to do and recommended if your trying be frugal with your pennies

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