(We just finished our Becoming Conference and this tip was shared. It reminded me to share this for those of you who missed it.)
During a fit of panic, I discovered this amazing trick. I anticipated a large group of people any minute and went to touch up the guest bathroom. I realized that the bar of soap had been mauled by our children and didn’t look guest worthy at all.
(Is it possible for soap to be unhygienic? Because I am pretty sure this fit in that category.)
Our liquid soap dispenser was empty, so I quickly grabbed a little of my liquid soap, poured it in, added water and mixed.
Imagine my shock and delight when the soap that came out mimicked the exact foaming hand soap I had just splurged on at one of my favorite “scented” stores. 🙂 Not only that, but it ended up lasting weeks and weeks.
That was years ago, quite possibly right after those neat foaming hand bottles started being sold, and I have never gone back. When the kids were younger, the first few bottles I bought, I would guard. My “special” liquid soap was only for guests because they would pump and pump and pump. I saw quarters flying with each handful.
You will never have to worry about that again. They can pump to their hearts delight.
Do you see that huge bulk bottle of liquid soap?
I’ve had that thing for YEARS. Believe it or not, I purchased it at a yard sale (brand new) for $1 and it’s still going strong. (Tip for your super frugal types like me. If you will only use liquid soap to make Hand Foaming Soap, you really don’t want to store something this large. Feel to buy a smaller refill bottle. Yes, it will be more than $1, but not much. :))
Here’s how you make your own Foaming Hand Soap (or Antibacterial Foaming Hand Soap.)
It’s all about the bottle.
All you need to make your own Foaming Hand Soap:
- Empty foaming hand soap bottle
- liquid soap (your favorite kind)
- essential oil (optional, but I love it. I use Young Living. Message me, if you want to know more.)
Yes, that’s all you need.
You will need to purchase your favorite type of foaming hand soap, so you have the bottle’s mechanism to make this work. After you buy it, leave just a small amount of soap in the bottle, dump 99% of the rest of the soap out and put it into another seal-able container for storage. You will use this soap as your refill for a LONG time.
How much soap you use will be up to you, but honestly, a little bit goes a long way. I have gotten away with only using a few tablespoons, but I just pour a little bit into the empty bottle and then fill the rest up with water. Then mix by swirling around a bit. Leave a little room at the top to put the cap back on or it will overflow. It will take a pump or two to get it flowing and voila!
Depending on how much you use, one bottle of Bath and Body Works Liquid Soap could last you a year.
For those that are sensitive to scents or want a completely all natural soap, use your preferred non scented liquid soap, then add a few drops of your favorite Essential Oils. I have loved that option and my lavender oil bottle is still nearly full after a year.
I can guarantee, you will never use your soap another way again after trying this. I tell all my friends in real life about this tip, and can’t believe I’ve never shared about it on here.
Your kids will want to wash their hands all day.
I would love for you to consider sharing this great tip. It’s revolutionized my budget. 😉