And will also be Christmas gifts!
Start with a grater of choice
8oz. bar of your favorite Meyers soap (I used Lemon Verbena)
2 tablespoons of liquid glycerin
a gallon of water
Add the grated soap and the liquid glycerin and allow to come to a boil.
(I do suggest boiling the water first as this will help with 'shelf life', then just add the soap and glycerin)
Next, let the soap dissolve, stirring occasionally. It will look like soapy water.
Remove from heat and let sit at least 12 hours (I let mine sit overnight). If the soap is harder than true liquid soap, use your beaters to mix up. I added a little bit of water to mine to get the right consistency. You'll have to add a little at a time if you use this step.
I reused other soap containers (how great is this!?) to give as gifts and put the rest in a clean and recycled (another great part!) milk jug.