How to make your own soap from used cooking oil

Soap blocks made from used cooking oil

What do you do with your leftover cooking oil? Where does it go? One should never pour it down the drain!

If you do you contaminate the water. Oil also tends to form lumps that can easily clog drain pipes and the sewage system below.

For this reason you should collect your used cooking oils in a containers. Bring them to a dedicated recycling station to handle the oils in a proper manner.

Here is an article about how to properly dispose of cooking oil.

Instead of throwing your oil away…

… make your own soap! And this is exactly what Sara and her aunt did last month. One weekend, at Sara’s grandparents’ house in the backyard, they made the soap from used cooking oils.

Making your own soap is an easy and fun process! Despite using dirty oils, you actually get clean and good smelling soaps. Just look at those beauties:

Soap blocks made from used cooking oil
Soap blocks made from used cooking oil.

We also made a video to show step by step how it goes:

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