Soap scraps are not waste!
A byproduct of soaping is soap scraps. There’s a lot of offcuts and sometimes seconds (Due to the fact soaping doesn’t always go to plan! Therefore, I (Sharon) simply take these scraps and turn them into something useful.
What can I do with soap scraps?
Many things! Here in the Totally Balmy household we use them for all sorts of things. Here’s a few ideas based on what we do with ours:
- Save them up in the soap saver bag, then use this as a new (multi-coloured!) bar of soap
- Chop/grate them into small pieces to make liquid soap
- Once you have liquid soap you can make laundry powder, dishwashing powder, dishwashing liquid, or cleaning paste
The soap saver bag can be hung by the bathroom sink, the laundry sink, the kitchen sink, by the bath, or in the shower (Out of the flow of water).
Hanging it up allows the soap to dry out a bit, which makes the soap last longer. Any soap left sitting in water will disintegrate rather quickly.
More than one is ok!
We have a few soap bags on the go at any one time. If one gets a bit wet/soggy,we hang it somewhere to dry out a bit, and use another one in the meantime.
All of this means that when it comes to Totally Balmy’s soap and shampoo bars (They’re both soap based, so mixing them together is fine) there’s zero waste. How cool is that? You can now easily turn your soap scraps into something useful. Re-purpose your soap today!