How to Turn Soap Slivers into a New Bar Of Soap

Recycle your soap odds and ends into a beautiful new bar.

You will need

  • Soap slivers
  • A small saucepan
  • Water
  • Olive or vegetable oil
  • Molds
  • A knife
  • Oatmeal
  • Zest of a lemon
  • lime
  • or orange
  • Food coloring

Step 1 Gather soap odds and ends Accumulate soap odds and ends until you have at least a cupful.

Step 2 Soak the slivers Put the slivers into a small saucepan, cover them with water, and let them soak for about a day, stirring the mixture now and then.

Step 3 Boil some soap soup Bring your soap soup to a boil, stirring it occasionally and keeping an eye on it, so it doesn’t burn.

Step 4 Add oil Remove it from the heat, and stir in a tablespoon of olive or vegetable oil for each cup of liquid.

Step 5 Let it cool Pour your concoction into lightly greased muffin tins, cardboard boxes, or plastic molds from craft stores, and let them harden.

Step 6 Cut cool designs Cut the new bars into any size or shape you like with a knife.