Monday, May 18, 2009

Easy Gardener's Soap

Momma and I are going to make soap this summer. Until then, we were looking for another way to have a "homemade" soap. This is somewhat of a homemade soap though it uses store bought soap. It is supposed to help get off the dirt and grime from working in the garden without scrubbing so much. It is simple and fast to make. The soap also works for mechanics, etc.

Easy Homemade Gardener's Soap

This came from Frugal Living

You will need:
  • Dish soap or hand soap
  • Corn meal
  • An empty container
  1. Fill an empty container with dish soap – enough for one hand washing or enough to wash your hands a bunch of times. The choice is yours.
  2. Then, add corn meal to the soap – just a sprinkle for a small batch and as much as a tablespoon for a big batch.
  3. Stir the mixture up, and rub a bit between your fingers to test the grittiness.
  4. Add corn meal (if needed) until you reach the right consistency.
  5. Use immediately, or store in an air-tight container for future use.
If you have a good soap recipe, why not comment and share it with everyone?


  1. You can do the same thing (clean off the dirt) and make your hands silky smooth by using baby oil gel and mixing it with sugar (you can use a scented sugar if you wanted to; vanilla, lavender, etc.) until it makes a gritty paste. Rub that into your hands and rinse off with warm water. Pat hands dry.

    Have fun making soap - I can't wait to do that when we are out of our basement apartment!

  2. God's Dancing Child,

    Thank you for commenting on the blog. We will try your soap idea. I will post on our soap making experience later.

  3. I will have to try this for cleaning wood stain off my hands when I finish wood working projects.