Several readers have provided variations of several simple recipes for how to make foaming hand soap. Here they are:
You can make your own refill for your foaming soap dispensers easily.
Just add 1 tablespoon of dish soap (not moisturizing) to 1 cup of water.
Gently stir and put it in foaming soap dispenser.
It is very cheap and just as effective.
You can adjust the consistency to preference.
I've been doing this for years.
Rebecca's Recipe & Instructions For Order To Add Ingredients:
Rebecca also shared that there is a technique to making the foaming soap, in the order you add the ingredients. Plus, she uses castile soap instead of dish soap.
Rebecca says: "I have done it wrong so many times. Do not pour the Dr. Bronner's in first and add water. It will foam like crazy and after it settles you'll see the bottle's only 1/3 full.
Fill the foaming dispenser nearly to the top with water THEN add a generous squirt of the Bronner's. (love that stuff!!)
I almost always add a little hand lotion or a few drops of almond oil or coconut oil, just so the dispenser keeps working.
Now, Bronner's can solidify after awhile in the pump. If that happens, just fill the thing with warm/hot water and gently push the pump. It'll melt down the hardened soap and flush it out.
I think I've used the same Dial foaming pump dispensers for the last 2 years. The Method ones are better, IMO; they have a broader base.
Thanks so much Julie and Rebecca for sharing these recipes and tips with everyone.
I've just started using foaming soap in my home recently, when I got a free sample of the Dial Complete, and quickly learned my kids love it.
This will make it easy to refill the dispensers without having to spend so much money, and it really stretches out how much soap we have to use! That makes it even more frugal.
***Please note that if you don't have a foaming soap dispenser you'll need one to use with this or any other recipe, since it is not only the soap that is needed but for the liquid to travel through the dispenser properly which makes the soap foam.***
Here are some dispensers you can purchase:
Of course, you can also just reuse a foaming soap dispenser that you purchase from the store, which is what lots of people do!
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