Do you love foaming hand soap but hate how much extra it costs? You can easily make this at home so you can have foaming soap without the extra expense.
First, you need a foaming hand soap container – yes, the foaming is a result of the type of pump used! You can purchase unused foaming hand soap containers, but if you have an empty foaming soap container at home, wash it and use that one. If you need to purchase one new, you might find it cheaper to buy a plastic one with soap already in it, than purchasing a glass or ceramic foaming soap dispenser. How much you want to spend on the soap container is up to you.
You need liquid hand soap. You can choose antibacterial soap or a fancy scented kind, it is up to your preference, you will be able to use it for multiple complete bottles of foaming hand soap. Clear glycerin soap works best, avoid any with “beads”. Fill up about 1/4 of the container with the soap.
Next, fill the remainder with distilled or boiled water (allow water to cool first). You can use ordinary tap water, however you will want to use the entire container within a few weeks so there isn’t a problem with bacteria if it sits for a long time.
Put the lid back on the container and gently turn it upside down a few times and in gentle circles to allow the soap to mix with the water – don’t shake to mix it!
If you have made this recipe before, here are the quick instructions:
Regular liquid hand soap
Foaming hand soap dispenser
Distilled or boiled water (or tap water if using in short period of time)
Fill soap 1/4 of the container and fill remainder with water. Gently move container around to mix soap and water, being careful not to shake.