What a genius idea! This homemade foaming hand soap is super easy to make and will save you money by making your soap last longer!
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If you are a fan of foaming soap, let me tell you a little secret. You can save yourself a lot of money by making your own homemade foaming hand soap and it only takes a minute to do! So there’s really no excuse not to do it. 😉
But in case you need more convincing, let me explain in more detail why I love making my own foaming hand soap.
* It’s cheap!
I typically can get about 4 to 5 “recipes” of homemade foaming soap out of one regular sized liquid soap bottle. That means one “recipe” usually only costs me approximately $0.25 to $0.35.
* I no longer stress out if the kids go soap crazy when they are washing their hands.
Maybe your kids are different than mine, but for some reason pumping the soap is so fun and they just tend to use a lot. It used to bug me like crazy because we’d go through soap so fast and it felt like we were just washing money down the drain. Reducing the cost has allowed me to relax about it and just chalk it up as part of having kids!
* Keeps my hands from drying out as fast.
This one just might be in my head, but it seems like since I started using homemade foaming soap, my hands just don’t dry out as fast. My guess is that it has something to do with being more concentrated.
Want to make your own homemade foaming hand soap? Here’s how!
Homemade Foaming Hand Soap
1. Pour 3/4 to 1 inch of hand soap into a foaming hand soap dispenser.
I just re-purposed one that I had bought with foaming soap in it, but you can also buy empty foaming soap dispensers as well.
Almost every kind of hand soap that I have used has worked for this, although I have discovered that some seem to mix up better than others. I typically use the Softsoap brand but have also used Melaleuca, Mrs. Meyers and Bath and Body Works. The Melaluca and Mrs. Myers worked the best but I often don’t spend the money on that kind of soap.
2. Slowly fill almost to the top with warm water.
The warm water helps it dissolve and mix better and filling it slowly is important so that you don’t get a bunch of suds.
3. Put on the soap dispenser top; gently shake from side to side until soap is mixed into water.
4. Use and enjoy saving money every time you wash your hands!
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