Completed both!! Love my soap dispenser! And one bar of soap went so far! Filled large body wash container for shower and both soap dispensers in kitchen and bath and still had over 2/3 a milk jug full to store for future use!! Out of one bar of soap. Note: added a little lotion for extra silkiness...Mason Jar Soap Dispenser and homemade soap instructions. Easy DIY!
Make a Goo Gone alternative that works just as well with-out the chemicals and smells. Mix two parts vegetable oil, any kind, with one part baking soda. The oil loosens the gluey muck while the baking soda gently abrades the glue and then you can wipe it away. Clean with soapy water and a hot water rinse. Viola!
I boiled 2 c water and dissolved the dry ingredients with the Dawn (in a large glass measuring cup apparently I learned from earlier experience today). When cooled slightly, I poured it into my plastic bottle and added 2 c tap water and shook it. If you used 1/2 c for the original recipe, this would only require 1/8 c and would take up 75% less space on my shelf.