I think it was about a year ago when I first heard of Mrs. Meyer’s. Maybe it was from Nester. I can’t remember. All I know is that I was convinced I had to sniff her cleaning products the next time I went to Target.
Then last year I had a life changing experience when I used Mrs. Meyer’s Basil scented liquid hand soap for the first time.
I jest. My life was not changed. However, my hands were clean and smelled lovely. I wasn’t impressed when I noticed the price tag on Mrs. Meyer’s products, so I went on with my life unscathed.
Then one day as I was browsing Pinterest, I stumbled across this link from The Farmer’s Nest. Something about making a gallon of soap from one bar of Mrs. Meyer’s? Hmm…must check this out! So the other day I experimented with her method.
Here’s how it went:
Number 1: Gather your supplies.
Pictured here is:
Glycerin (I got mine at Walmart next to the band-aids)
8 oz. bar of Mrs. Meyer’s soap (I used the Lavender scent)
Number 2: Sniff soap.
Optional: Waste time editing picture of yourself sniffing soap.
Number 3: Grate soap.
Here’s my beautiful bar of soap…partially grated.
If you look closely and don’t sniff, it looks like a nice pile of mozzarella. See?
Number 4: Fill a large pot with 1 gallon of water and add your soap shavings.
Number 5: Add 2 tablespoons glycerin and turn heat to medium-high until soap is completely dissolved.
Number 6: Let cool for 10-ish hours.
I let mine cool for way too long (as in, about 24 hours) and my soap was hard when I got to it. No worries. The Farmer’s Nest is there for people like me. I just borrowed my neighbor’s beaters (thanks, Priscilla!), added a tiny bit of water, and beat my soap until it was back to a soap-like consistency.
Number 7: Pour into a soap dispenser.
The rest of my soap is currently in an old milk jug. But I’m planning to move it to a bleach bottle (as soon as I finish my bleach) so the soap won’t “eat through” the thinner plastic.
Now, for my verdict: I really love the smell of this soap. It’s the best smelling soap I’ve ever had. But next time I make it, I might try 2 bars (16 ounces) of soap to my 1 gallon of water. I find I have to use 2 pumps of soap in order to get a good lather. Other than that, I love it! And goodness…what a savings!
Thanks to The Farmer’s Nest for the fabulous inspiration!
p.s. Some people have had a hard time finding Mrs. Meyer’s bar soap. I found the best price at iHerb. The lavender soap was just $4.80/bar and I got free shipping after $20. Plus I found a code online that let me take $5 off my order. Score. If you decide to go through iHerb, feel free to use this code to get $5 off your order: QIW166. Plus, it will help me get more Mrs. Meyer’s bars in the future. Double score.
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