how to make liquid castile soap from a soap bar

Make Castile Liquid Soap from a soap bar

Hi Frnds!

After doing day and night research on where to buy castile liquid soap in India from, I got nothing except from various people stating that its not available in India. But since I was determined and desperate ;) , I figured out my ways… I found some one on facebook who makes homemade natural soaps and fortunately she makes unscented castile soap bars too.

Now began the search of making liquid castile soap from soap bars; and here is the exact procedure.

grated castile soap


  • 4 oz / 125 gms of castile soap bar
  • 8 cups / 2 ltrs of filtered or distilled water
  • 1 tbsp / 15ml of vegetable glycerin (optional)




  • Take a large container and set your water to boil in it
  • Grate your soap bar by hand or food processor
  • Add the grated soap into the boiling water and let it boil for 15 more mins. Don’t cover the lid of the container.
  • Stir the liquid in between for 5-6 times. You will find the soap dissolved into the liquid making it a lil soapy though not thick. Don’t worry it will happen
  • blend the liquid soapAdd glycerin now
  • Allow the  mixture to cool for 24 hrs, it will settle and thicken once it cools
  • Now blend/beat the entire mixture with a electronic blender. It will become frothy and slimy. dont worry you are going in the right direction.
  • Dependent on the outcome of the product you can add a lil water in case it is too thick
  • Store the product in large containers
  • Now take small quantities in different bottles and add essential oils of your choice. For babies prefer not to add any.



  • Castile soap bars: You can buy them from people who make natural soap bars or write back to me, and I will help you on the same. A lil expensive alternate in India can be to buy Dr Bronners Castile Soap from though they are selling it at sky rocketing prices. For eg  5 oz soap bar will cost you Rs 962 from which you can make 1500 ml of liquid castile soap. Buying 1500 ml of Dr Bronner’s liquid castile in US will cost you Rs 1500 approx. So that would not be a bad deal at all. On the other hand if you get local castile soap bar it will cost you only Rs 200 max for 1500 ml of liquid castile soap. So the choice is yours!
  • Vegetable Glycerin: you should find a non-GMO, USP grade, kosher certified, allergen free vegetable glycerin. Read more about it here.

Let it know your feedback below. would love to hear from you.

Love loads! Shrads ! XOXO!

8 thoughts on “Make Castile Liquid Soap from a soap bar

  1. *An impressive share, I just given this onto a colleague who was doing a little analysis on this. And he in fact bought me breakfast because I found it for him.. smile. So let me reword that: Thnx for the treat! But yeah Thnkx for spending the time to discuss this, I feel strongly about it and love reading more on this topic. If possible, as you become expertise, would you mind updating your blog with more details? It is highly helpful for me. Big thumb up for this blog post!

    1. Brilliant Susy! let me know what kind of topics would you like to read more on and specially the ones which can get you more treat. :)

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  3. great recipes.liked it very much. will be trying all the recipes. would like to know where you get the unscented castile soap bars and if it is safe.sharing the source of getting the materials is very helpful.good work and thought.Would appreciate if you could share this information also.

    1. Hey Priya, Thanks a ton! I got Castile Soap Bar home made from some one in Bangalore. But later discovered that the oils used to make the same were no coldpressed and organic. hence not something I would prefer. I would suggest you to source this from US.

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