DIY Foaming Hand Soap – Who doesn't like foaming hand soap. The problem is that you tend to go through it so quickly – especially if you have kids. Not to panic, there's a really simple way to make your own foaming hand soap. It's actually the container pump that makes the soap come out all foamy and lately I'm finding it hard to throw away perfectly good containers so why not be both frugal and environmentally conscious by refilling your old container. I worked it out and it cost less than a quarter to refill a container with this DIY foaming soap. This inexpensive soap is also perfect for the cottage, camping, or to keep near the garden.
The recipe for the DIY foaming hand wash is crazy simple. You take your container, you add some dish soap, some water and voila you're done.
- Clean container with foam pump (I used one from Bath and Body Works and removed the labels)
- Dish soap of your choice (I'm sure liquid hand soap would work too)
- Get an empty and clean foam pump container and fill it up between 1/6 and 1/4 of the way with dish soap.
- Fill the rest of the container with water (make sure you don't fill it too much but leave space at the top for the pump to go in – otherwise it will overflow).
- Twist the pump lid on and give the container a gentle shake to make sure the soap and the water mix together.
- Go ahead and give it a few pumps and the foam should start coming out.