Recycle Bar Soap Pieces

soap ends, soap scraps

When making and cutting soap you are sure to end up with all kinds of soap ends. Some ways to recycle bar soap pieces would be:


  • Stack 5 or so end pieces and tie with a nice hemp rope or ribbon and sell at a reduced rate.
    soap ends, soap ends stacked
    • I have a resort that likes to buy my ends cut in half. This resort strives on supporting local business as well as supporting small business. The small bars are used as guest soaps and the regular size bars are sold in their gift shop.

    • Putting 5 or more scraps in a bag and selling them at a reduced rate – or add something else and make them grab bags. I sell bags of approx 8 soap ends for $5.00. That’s $5.00 I wouldn’t normally have and I find often the customers come back to buy a full bar later.

  • Recycle a bar soap by making another bar soap with the end pieces. There really is no complicated recipe to doing this.
    • Simply grate up the soap and put them in a microwave safe glass container – I use a Pyrex measuring cup.
    • Add a little water to the grated up soap and microwave for 30 seconds or so and repeat until the soap mixture is melted completely.
    • You will have to judge how much water to use for the amount of soap scrapes you have.
    • Once the soap is melted it can now be poured into a mold – you can use almost anything or a mold you will find some great ideas here Soap trays and molds
    • Customer giveaways – cut up you end pieces and give them away at Craft Fairs and Events as samples.

  • Cut the soap ends into half and string on a piece of hemp for a string of soap.


  • Cut soap ends in to pieces and add to a new batch of soap – this will give it different color chunks in with the soap your just made


  • Grate your soap ends and add the grated color pieces to a new batch of soap giving it a confetti look.

So here you have many ways on how to recycle soap ends.

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6 Responses to Recycle Bar Soap Pieces

  1. Brandon Pierce says:

    My wife is always ordering all these super-expensive fancy soaps on the Internet, so I thought to myself one day, couldn’t we just do this ourselves.  This article was exactly what I was looking for.  Now, if only I can get my wife on board too, because even though it doesn’t sound that hard, she will probably still just want to click that magic button on Amazon and have it delivered to the door.  I’m going to show her this though and see if we can save some cash and go in a different direction.  Thanks for the insights.

  2. Andrea says:

    I love spoap making. I used to make may own soaps and even had a small business on etsy selling them. It was super fun to do but I just didn’t have the time to keep up with work and the business. This reminds me so much when I made soap, it’s such a great hubby and it could be very lucrative in the health category. I stil try to buy handmade soaps as much as I can. Thanks so much for sharing and I cant wait to read more.

    • Tes says:

      Thanks Andrea.  I love making soap it certainly can be time consuming.  It’s busy now with upcoming Christmas Markets.  Thanks for stopping by the website.

  3. Stella says:

    These are great ideas for what to do with those leftover bar soap pieces. Another idea is to cut a slit in a sponge and put the small piece inside. When you submerge the sponge it will lather up and you can use it to wash your body. You could probably put several small pieces in, depending on the sponge.

    Thanks for the great ideas for recycling soap pieces! 🙂

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