11 June 2008

Reuse what you have: How to make your own foaming hand soap

The other day my friend, Megan, was over and she saw that the foaming soap dispenser in my bathroom was almost empty.

Side note: I love foaming soap. I like how it washes off your hands quicker and easier, and won't ever go back to the liquid soap. That's just my opinion.

So back to the story. Megan says to me, "you know the secret about foaming soap, right?" I was thinking, "yeah, that it's awesome?" But I shook my head. And she says, "You can make your own. It's cheap and so easy." (Am I the only one who didn't know about this?)

As long as you already have the foaming soap dispenser bottle, you can make your own! It is a great way to reduce and reuse. Here's how you do it.

1. Buy yourself one small bottle of liquid hand soap (the thick stuff)
2. Fill your foaming soap bottle 1/4 with the hand soap
3. Fill the rest of the way with water
4. Shake it up.

This really does work. I'll be able to fill up that foaming soap bottle 2 more times with that 99 cent bottle of liquid hand soap. Thanks for sharing the "secret", Megan.


Kari said...

Great idea. Why didn't I think of that? Maybe my kids will actually want to wash their hands if the soap is foamy...

Emily said...

That is genius. Foaming soap is my favorite too, it doesn't leave globs of soap on the sink.

But, make sure you use the soap without triclosan in it...it's usually the main ingredient in the foam hand soaps...especially B&BW kind. My friend wrote her thesis on how it's really bad for the environment and kills fish and other stuff. I got a big time lecture from her.

Lizzy said...

Who knew it was that easy?! Thanks for sharing. I just love all your little tips and secrets.

mindi said...

love it! good to know.

dogey said...

that is sweet! i'm definitely goign to try this when i run out!

Jaclyn said...

I love all of these useful tips on your blog. I am going to start to make my own foaming soap to make it last longer. You're incredible. Are you coming out to UT this summer? We would love to do a chick fil a date with you if you have time.

Samantha said...

Love your blog! I found you through Sew Mama Sew. I refill my foaming soaps this way too. I love the B&BW scents, so I buy their shower gel so that when I refill it I still get their great scents that I love. I refilled with a regular hand soap (Dial or something like that) but I missed the scent!