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How to Make Soap on a Rope


Make a Soap on a Rope for yourself or someone special. Simple!


  • Soap Scraps
  • Warm water
  • Nylons


Save all those small scrapes of soap you have left at the end of a bar. Set them aside until you have about 1 cup full.

Break up the soap scraps into the smallest pieces possible (you can also use a grater or a knife). Place the pieces in a medium sized mixing bowl.

Start with 1/2 cut of warm water. Pour into the bowl with the soap and let it sit for about an hour.

Start out by kneading the soap and water together. You want it to be smooth and have it the consistency of thick dough. Add more warm water, a little at a time, and continue to knead if necessary. If you want to make colored bars of soap, mix food coloring in with the water.

Once your water and soap is well blended, form the mixture into a bal shape. Set the soap aside on a piece of wax paper to dry, make sure you flip it often. This will take at least 24 hours, and it seems to vary from ball to ball.

Cut off the foot of a nylon, about 12-inches long. Place the dry soap ball into the toe of the nylon. Fold the opening of the nylon down and tie it to the nylon just above the soap ball. This will form a loop so you can hang your soap in the shower!

More: If you do not have enough scraps of soap, you can simply grate up a bar of soap.

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