I have a container full of little left-over fragments of bar soap.
I would like to melt them down and pour a nice big bar of soap.
Tried microwaving both with and without added water, but no-go.
I guess stovetop in a double boiler is next.
Is melting bar soap possible?
Yes, but it's WAY more work than it's worth. Did it once, never again. It takes hours. What's a
bar of soap cost, fifty cents? Just throw them out. Then, next time you have a bar worn down
to a sliver, and unwrap a new bar, get both of them good and wet and press the sliver onto
the new bar and keep using it.
I'm surprised that no one has mentioned the "Soap Saver" product which
is specifically designed for this problem. It's an envelope of the
rough type netting (multiple layers) with a draw-string and slip knob
closure into which you put the bar soap remnants and then you use it
to wash yourself. The remnants soon merge into one chunk to which you
can add new remnants as they become available. I haven't thrown out a
remnant since I got my first Soap Saver.
The downsides are:
1) the netting is a little too rough for one's intimate parts but
seems to be good for legs, arms, shoulders and feet--in fact you feel
cleaner. Given this my wife refuses to use it on her "delicate" skin
(all her skin is delicate according to her) so she gives me all the
remnants. The same netting (but not the Soap Saver) is sold in places
like Sephora for general washing so I think the "delicate" problem is
in her imagination.
2) the netting joins together at the bottom but it's not well sewn
(probably not possible to improve) and the string frays easily,
3) the cost is about $1.99 at the dollar store (much more at the
I doubt you save money in the long term but you do avoid the
aggravation of trying to wash yourself with little slivers and you
have the psychic feeling of saving the planet (something like that) in
On Friday, April 21, 2017 at 8:12:00 AM UTC-5, (PeteCresswell) wrote:
My wife did that a couple of times and I found the cooked/re-formed soap did not suds well. It works better to soak the sliver with a 3/4 used bar for a couple of hours, stick them together and let it dry overnight.
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