Why make your own homemade foaming soap?
Well, if you are:
- tired of refilling your soap pump containers over and over again thinking of the amount of money you are literally tossing down the sink?
- spending a lot of money purchasing foaming soap containers repeatedly?
- frustrated with the goopy mess that standard soap pump soap leaves on your hands that sometimes isn't gone even after washing?
- wondering about all the extra ingredients in your hand soap that are probably not good for you (and please don't tell me that you are using anti-bacterial soap. Well, I take that back. You can tell me and then I'll recommend that you stop :-).)
Well, I am always motivated to save money, mess and avoiding toxins as much as possible, as long as I don't have to spend too much time doing it.
Well now you can make your own foaming soap at home and:
- save a lot of money by refilling and not purchasing new pumps
- save money by making your own refill foaming soap
- save money over regular soap pumps by using less soap
- avoid toxic chemicals and fragrances by using only healthy ingredients in your soap
And you will be happy to know that it is EASY.
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Homemade Moisturizing Foaming Soap
foaming soap dispenser (This brand has worked very well for us over the years.)
natural liquid soap of your choice (One good option is Dr. Bronner's.)
a squirt of vegetable glycerine (for extra moisturizing) (optional)
a few drops of your choice of essential oils (optional — citrus oils like lemon or orange are wonderful!) (Read my post on Which Essential Oils are Best? – Part One to see why I recommend this company.)
- Fill empty foaming soap dispenser with water, approximately 4/5 full.
- Fill remaining space with a liquid soap of your choice (and glycerine and essential oils, if using) being careful not to get too close to the top.
- Shake gently to mix and use. Note: you definitely do not want to add the soap first. If you do, the soap will foam up as you are adding the water to fill the container and you will end up with a foaming, half-filled container.
So there you have it! Very little work for a lot of money saved and better health for your family. You've now reduced toxicity in your home and you have a bit more of your financial resources available to address your family's needs and to bless others.
I have had quality issues with some soap pumps. I have tried about 4 different kinds. One brand that kept breaking was Pampered Chef version and the other was a Cuisipro. The Pampered Chef design appears to be unchanged, but the Cuisipro is certainly new. Those who would like a pump without external labeling may wish to try those.
The ones that we currently have are holding up great. Some I purchased at Williams-Sonoma (yes, on clearance, but no longer available) and the others are by Deep Steep. The Deep Steep had organic foaming wash in them which we used up and then refilled with my homemade soap. (A bit nicer than buying a chemical-laden foaming soap and using it or dumping it :-).)
Other simple “make it yourself” project to check out:
- Homemade Deodorant
- Homemade Coconut Milk
- Homemade Baby Wipes
- Homemade Nut and Seed Butter
- and our family's favorite homemade salad dressing (Moroccan Vinaigrette)