African black soap is now a staple in my home. Soon after I began using it all the time I noticed how quickly it disintagrated in the shower even though I kept it wrapped in plastic. I decided to get the most use of my black soap bars I'd definitely need to start liquifying and bottling it.
Step 1: Instead of going out and buying bottles I used empty to almost empty bottles of old products I had.
Step 2: Cut or break off 1/4 lb black soap.
Step 2: I had 2, 12 oz. bottles and one 32 oz. bottle to fill up. I boiled about 7 cups of water.
Step 3: While waiting for the water to come to a rolling boil, I broke off several small chunks of black soap to help the soap melt more quickly. Black soap is very easy to brake apart although you can use a grater as well.
Step 4: Pour the boiling water into the bowl of broken up soap.
|This was a pretty small bowl. I transferred it to a larger one so I could pour all of the water into it.|
Step 5: Let stand covered for 2-3 hours until soap clumps are completely dissolved into the water.
Step 6: Transfer the liquified black soap into smaller bottles. You may use a funnel or like I do and use a small plastic cup of the liquified black soad using a steady hand to pour it into my empty bottles.
One of the many things I love about black soap is that it will never go "bad" or expire. I store the bottles underneath my bathroom cupboard with the lid tightly secured. I use the larger bottle as a refill for the smaller two. I use it on my hair as needed, my face daily, and as a daily body wash. This is the most cost effective beauty product I have in my regimen.
NOTE: Since writing this post, I learned I needed to add a natural preservative agent to my liquid black soap to prevent contamination and bacteria from forming. Contaminated products can cause serious adverse health reactions. [Read more here on natural preservatives for homemade products]