As a blogger obsessed with value and not collecting products that I don’t use, things like the Cosrx bar soap in Memebox Free From Oil & Troubles are something of a letdown. Bar soap is nice in theory—portable and dense—but in practice it becomes a truly nasty mess. When faced with the choice between tossing out the mangy soap or hitting the kitchen to see what could be done with it, I sharpened my knives and tried to find a new way to use the bar. My experiment in liquid soap making was going well until I threw in some leftover Bounce Cheese Cream from Memebox Luckybox #1 Restock. At that point, my concoction became a thick, luxurious foam with the best properties of both the soap and cheese cream—a product worth keeping at no additional cost. Here’s the recipe and the photos.
1 block of Memebox Cosrx soap: 4 ounces/115 grams. I have no idea if other soap would work so well, but if you have a bar gathering slime try it out! And let me know how your experiment goes!
2 cups/500 ml of tap water. No need to get fancy; this stuff is getting boiled.
The ratio between soap and water is the weight of the soap x 4 = amount of water. So you could take 2 ounces of soap and mix it with 8 ounces (1 cup of water) and the ratios would still be the same, hopefully resulting in the same consistency.
Shred the soap using a cheese grater or something similar.
Boil the water.
Toss the shredded soap into the boiling water.
Stir the soap and water with a whisk for 15 minutes and adjust the temperature so the soap is boiling gently, but not overflowing.
Remove after 15 minute of cooking and let the soap mixture cool for 30 minutes.
Mix in some Bounce Cheese Cream. This is an item included with lots of Memeboxes these days. I happen to have some that was otherwise going to go to waste—it was already opened, so I wasn’t going to give it away. I tossed it in my liquid soap to try to make the new soap a bit less drying; I found the cheese cream overly rich and thought it could help balance out the Cosrx bar soap.
Stir in the Bounce cream and watch magic happen over the next 5 minutes or so.
Sample your new foam cleanser.
Package it and come up with a plan for how to get it out without causing a bacterial nightmare.
- I have no idea if this would work with every soap. I suspect that if you get a reasonable foam working and add some Bounce cream, you’re in for a thick foam cleanser, but I have no way of knowing because I just made this and I’m out of Bounce cream. SOB
- This could destabilize at some point in the future and become a soppy mess. That doesn’t seem to be the case so far and the Bounce cream stringiness and texture is stable over time, but who knows–this is a brave new world.
All of that said, this seems to have taken two products that I wasn’t using or thrilled about, Cosrx Soap and Bounce Cheese Cream, and turned them into something much better and far more useful. If you happen to love either of these things, you could experiment with mixing together things that you’re not using to see what you can make. Especially since a lot of us are getting so many Memeboxes, products can pile up—this might be a good chance to get creative.
If you’re looking for the Bounce Cream, the full size container is now carried by Memebox.
Any questions for the chef? Anyone planning to try this recipe or something similar?
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