Add Sterile Water To Soap

I keep reading about people adding water to their soap to be more frugal, but the problem is that when you add water to a bottle of soap, it breeds Pseudomona bacteria. If you want to keep from breeding germs in your soap, you will need to add sterile water to your soap.


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By Lizard.cfd1 from Mobile, AL

March 15, 20100 found this helpful

I think that many tips call for distilled water for exactly this reason. I believe that boiled tap water should work as well.

In my house, I use the dilution tip because we go through soap very quickly, everyday or so I "make" new soap, I don't know if in that time I need to use distilled water, but I have been anyway.

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March 15, 20100 found this helpful

I would have never thought that adding tap water would add bacteria. Thanks. I will change my ways for sure!

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March 16, 20100 found this helpful

What an excellent tip!

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March 16, 20100 found this helpful

Thank you! I glad someone finally said something!

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August 10, 20100 found this helpful

Here's an idea, just use the soap as intended. Soap is super cheap. Save money on things that actually cost money. The company making the soap probably knows more about what it takes to clean your hands than you do. Just a guess.

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