Asked on Jun 01, 2015

Is there a way to combine little pieces of soap into one bar of soap?

Repurpose Diva
by Repurpose Diva
We go thru a lot of bar soap but I would like to combine the little pieces that we cannot use because they are too small into a bigger bar. Can anyone help?
  12 answers
  • Dinah Dinah on Jun 01, 2015
    I've heard you can microwave them to soften them up and then squish together. I've never done it. I just put the sliver on top of the new bar and let them amalgamate with time and and water.
  • A A on Jun 01, 2015
    Collect them in a knee high panty hose. After you have a few, immerse them in water and mold them into a bar. Or you could just keep adding them to the panty hose and use them when they are still in the hose (if that makes sense!)
    • Repurpose Diva Repurpose Diva on Jun 01, 2015
      My mom used to do that. I'll try taking them out of the panty hose and using. Thank you
  • Therese Ryan-Haas Therese Ryan-Haas on Jun 01, 2015
    I use a net bag like what onions come it. Also doubles as a scrubbing exfoliate. And so the soap doesn't get soft sitting in a dish that collects water from the shower. I use a suction cop hook to hang it.
  • Kathie taylor Kathie taylor on Jun 01, 2015
    I have done the microwave thing, a lot of work for a small bar. You have to let them cure for two weeks.... I like the stocking idea, and now that I see it posted, I remember reading about doing that 20 years ago.
    • Repurpose Diva Repurpose Diva on Jun 01, 2015
      @Kathie taylor My mom used the stocking idea. But I'm going to try taking them out of the panty hose and using. Thank you
  • Carole Carole on Jun 01, 2015
    If you don't like the panty hose idea to keep them together, what about an exfoliating mitt or glove? Pop them inside one and use. Good for exfoliating the legs.
  • B. Enne B. Enne on Jun 01, 2015
    I use to have a mould for this. It would unscrew at the bottom...I never used it :) What if you bought a $ store travel soap holder (rectangular with a lid), melted the soap just enough in the microwave or a double-boiler, let it cool a bit and poured and squished it into the holder and let sit solidify? Then you could turn out a bar shaped soap.
  • Kinsky Kinsky on Jun 01, 2015
    Soap actually grows bugs because of the fat content. Commercial washing machines are full of germs because the water never reaches sterilization temp. Toilets spray germs if the toilet lid is not closed. My point.One can be too thrifty
  • B. Enne B. Enne on Jun 01, 2015
    I just remembered that you can make liquid soap out of bar soap, so I Googled it for you.
  • Capernius Capernius on Jun 02, 2015
    what I have done in the past, is collect all the small pieces until you have about a pound or two... then melt them all down to a liquid state, pour into molds & wait for them to solidify. while they are in the liquid state, you can add fragrance and/or olive oil to make them easier on your skin.... Since I make my own soap, there is a bazillion different ways & things you can do with small slivers of soap.
  • Barbara Caldwell Barbara Caldwell on Jun 02, 2015
    I wet and lather the new bar and the sliver and push them together. When they dry, the sliver stays with the bar and gets used.
    • B. Enne B. Enne on Jun 02, 2015
      @Barbara Caldwell That is what we do too...or if that doesn't hold, we squish them into a ball.
  • Linda Johnson Linda Johnson on Jun 02, 2015
    I bought a little soap scrubby bag that I can toss my soap remainders into. I wash the tub/shower using the bag.
  • Helen Helen on Jun 02, 2015
    I do this all the time to the amusement of my grandchildren. Put both pieces in the sink full of water. Let sit for two hours. Pick up both pieces and lay on paper towels. Mold with your hands using the paper towels to grip the slippery little pieces. Sometimes, the edges don't adhere really well. I use a foam foot scrubber (like the pedicurists use) to smooth out the edges while still wet. Put in soap dish and let dry.