Condo Blues: DIY Chambord Liquor Bottle Soap Dispenser




Sunday, February 3, 2019

DIY Chambord Liquor Bottle Soap Dispenser

A soap maker friend got me hooked and I love, love, love using her handmade soap! Learning how to make soap is something I’ve been interested in for a long time but the idea of making soap from scratch with lye seemed scary, easy to mess up, and wouldn’t allow me to use the variety of types and scents I like when I buy it from my friend’s shop because one batch of soap makes enough bars to last six months.

At her encouragement I dabbled in making super easy soap with melt and pour soap base like this kind a few bars at a time in the microwave oven. I got a feel for how add ins and scents work and was itching to do more. (Disclosure: I am including affiliate links in this post for your convenience.)

It wasn’t until my friend closed her brick and mortar store that I started looking into making real deal hot process soap in our spare slow cooker. (My Instant Pot has taken the big slow cooker’s place and can now be dedicated to soap making using this liquid soap making book. It’s the best!) 


 Getting my mad scientist on!

I made unscented liquid Castile soap because it is more versatile and requires less equipment than bar soap. My first batch turned out OK for a first timer. I like that I can add a little variety by scenting (or not) each dispenser full of soap with this Organic Aromas essential oil sampler I got last year for review that otherwise will sit largely unused. I love the oils and blends, it's just that I err on the super duper side of caution when it comes to diffusing essential oils around Lacey.


The only downside to eventually replacing all of my bar soap when it ran out with liquid soap is realizing  I don’t have enough liquid soap pump dispensers for every sink in the house. I need to fix that.

How to Recycle a Glass Bottle into a Soap Dispenser


A Chambord cocktail is a lovely treat, especially when shared with good friends and family.  I hung onto an empty old bottle design because it reminds me of the Sovereign's Orb which is part of the British Crown Jewels. 

I guess I could reuse the bottle by walking around the house with it like I’ve been coroneted the Queen of the Overflowing Laundry Hamper but for the most part this bottle sat in my Do Something Cool With This section of my craft studio.

I need a soap dispenser and figure it is time to do something to recycle this glass liquor bottle into something funky and useful.

You will need:

An empty glass bottle

Replacement bathroom soap pump like this one

Liquid soap – If you don’t already have some on hand, you can buy unscented liquid soap base here if you want to dabble in scenting and/or coloring your own liquid soap


Step by Step How to Make It:

1. Thoroughly wash the empty glass liquor or beverage bottle.

2. Fill the bottle with liquid soap.

3. Screw the replacement bathroom soap pump onto the bottle.

4. Wash up!

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4 comments :

Michele Michael said...

Saved to my bottle board. Great way to upcycle this lovely bottle. #Beautifullymadelinkparty

Lisa Nelsen-Woods said...

Thank you!

Teresa B said...

That bottle was indeed way too pretty to throw away. You did a wonderful job with it!
Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned.

Chloe Crabtree said...

Thanks so much for sharing at Celebrate Your Story!

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