Buying a bar of soap may not be expensive, depending on the brand, but what do you do with that little sliver too small to use? You throw it away.
Don’t do that. Save it. I know this sounds a little crazy and maybe a little extreme, but, remember you are saving those pennies.
• Take the soap pieces and put them into a zip lock bag. And store in a cool dry place.
• When the bag is full, put the pieces into a double boiler and melt them, slowly. Pour the mixture into a nonstick baking dish and let set. If you don’t have a nonstick baking dish, then lightly grease a glass dish. Use olive oil, preferably, not shortening or butter.
• Cut into squares or rectangles and wrap individually with cling or saran wrap before complete hardened. I waited too long and I had to reheat it so I could cut it.
• Optional, after the soap is melted add a little food color, or if you want a scrubbing bar, add some oatmeal. Not the quick cooking kind.
This works, even if you buy different brands of soap, it will all mix together.
You can make soap last 50% longer. When you buy your favorite soap, open both ends of the paper of each bar. Soap should dry for 30 days and it will last 50% longer while in use. As it is drying, place in the linen closet, dresser drawer, or wherever, it acts as a sachet.
Hope these help you save some pennies. Because you know every penny counts.