http://ctonabudget.blogspot.com/2011/03/soap-saver.html Part of my incentive is that while I left one extra bar of soap out for the kids, I forgot to leave one of mine (all packed for the move)and my current bar was down to just more than a sliver. I anticipate taking 12 more showers here before our move (in high temps, I will shower more frequently). Do I open the box of HBA supplies? do I try to make do?
I recently watched a You tube video about someone who uses the microwave to repurpose her soap slivers into a "new" bar. I figured that I'd give it a try as I am still significantly restricted due to my casted hand. I cut up the pieces and placed them in a glass measureing cup. I microwaved them for 30 seconds at a time, stirring with a wooden tongue depressor in between. I used approx 2 minutes of time.
I dumped out the thick concoction into an awaiting, mini Tupperware container
Update: Here's the hardened, cooled down soap cake. I much prefer this method, initially due to my OT issues, but also because, like in this afternoon's case, I mixed different colors of soaps together in order to create this new one. English lavender soap, Dial soap as well as soap that originally was in shapes (bunnies, sea shells) became a nice, thick, circular cake for me to use the next 12 days.