Make Your Own Foaming Hand Soap
My kids aren’t the only ones that love using foaming soap. Sure, it is fun to use – but did you know it can also save you money? True story – I’ve been making my own foaming hand soap now for about two years and I love how simple it is. Plus, it only costs pennies, and is completely customizable to your tastes.
And did I mention it's easy. For those of you with older kids, this is a “chore” (if you want to call it that) to have them help with. It is a good lesson on using less, saving money, and creating something new.
What You Need:
- An empty foaming hand soap dispenser
- Your favorite Liquid Dish Soap (I use Seventh Generation)
- Tap Water
- Optional: Fragrance (lavender oil, etc)
Add 1-2 tablespoons of the liquid dish soap to the empty foaming soap dispenser. Then fill the rest of the container with water.
How much can it really save you?
Foaming hand soap is on sale right now at Bath & Body Works for $2.85 (when you buy 7), but for about the same price (depending on store and/or sale) I can get a 25-ounce bottle of Seventh Generation Lavender Floral & Mint dish soap (my new favorite scent).
Since 1 ounce equals approximately 2 tablespoons, that means that bottle of dish soap will fill at least 12 foaming hand soap bottles!
For those of us looking to save where possible, this is a little change that can really add up!