How to make mulled cider DIY liquid hand soap with essential oils
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DIY Mulled Cider Liquid Hand Soap

Learn to make DIY mulled cider liquid hand soap from a bar of soap! This natural recipe uses a blend of essential oils for a warm and comforting mulled cider scent that's perfect for fall. One bar of soap makes a whopping 16 cups of natural DIY hand soap, saving you tons of money.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 hrs
Total Time10 hrs 20 mins
Course: DIY Body Care
Cuisine: DIY Products
Servings: 4 large jars
Author: Kim @ A Life Adjacent





  • Clean and sanitize the containers you intend to use to store your hand soap, as well as all the tools you will use to make it.
  • Grate your bar(s) of soap on a large cutting board. 
    Make natural liquid hand soap at home from a bar of soap
  • Heat 15 cups of water in a large stock pot on high heat until hot.
  • Add grated soap to the hot water and stir. Make sure all of the soap shavings are melted before adding the vegetable glycerin.
    How to make homemade natural liquid hand soap
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool for approximately 30 minutes before adding the essential oils. 
  • Add the preservative and stir thoroughly. The hand soap will be very thin and runny at this point. Don’t panic though as it will thicken overnight. Cover and let sit. 
  • In the morning, use sterilized hand beaters or your mixmaster to mix your hand soap throughly, especially if it’s become too gelatinous overnight. 
  • Using a funnel, add to the finished liquid soap to your soap dispensers and pour the remaining soap into mason jars. Secure the lids tightly. Store your hand soap in a cool, dry place. We store ours in the garage in the winter or under the sink in the summer.


Always test your skin for sensitivity to essential oils. As well, please consult your doctor if you have any health conditions, or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, before you use any products containing essential oils. This website is not a substitute for medical advice.