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Making Homemade Foaming Hand Soap

December 15, 2008

Instead of buying foaming soap refills, try this: Buy one container of foaming hand soap. When it's empty, refill with 2 Tbsp. liquid hand soap for every 1 cup water. So simple, so easy, and cheaper. I haven't tried this yet, but I'm thinking the same recipe should work for foaming dish soap. I'll try it when my refill soap runs out.

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September 28, 2011

Just remember: do not use soap that is antibiotic; when it gets into our water it kills anything that grows. Also it apparently doesn't work; it has to be on your hands much longer than the time you spend washing them.

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You only have to buy foaming soap once! What makes the soap foam is the bottle, not the soap itself. Save your bottle and refill it with your choice of soap.

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November 25, 2013

In the days of counting pennies, this will help if you buy the hand soap pumps like I do. Once that pump is empty, I make my own for pennies using 1 Tbsp. dish soap and 1 tsp. of bleach.

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Foamy Hand Soap From Bubble Bath. My son is always adding water to my soap dispensers. He thinks they are toys, I guess. One day, he poured bubble bath into my empty foamy dispenser and added water. Nothing came out, but I decided to try to add more water and (viola!) I had foamy hand soap.

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February 2, 2010

How do I make foaming handwash?

By pam kitchens from GA

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February 2, 20100 found this helpful
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You need to have the pump container that makes the soap foam. Put about one inch of shampoo or body wash into the empty bottle, then add warm water. Don't fill to the brim, leave some room at the top. Put on the top and shake very gently, turning back and forth slowly a few times. Works like a charm for pennies.

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February 8, 20100 found this helpful
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If you don't have the foaming container, buy one that already has foam soap in it. When that is finished, make your own with any liquid soap, shampoo or body wash.

The ratio of soap to water depends on your preference, and the strenth of the soap. However, 40/60 or even 30/70 is adequate.

It doesn't have to be antibacterial. Recent studies have shown that you just need to get stuff off your hands, and not necessarily by antibacterial agents. Let your man know that foam is just as effective to wash with.

Since it washes off faster, you'll save on your water and heating expense with foam. RVers and campers will appreciate this feature. A plus in drought-affected areas also,

If you want antibacterial agent, use antibacterial lotion or liquid.

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December 18, 2004

A short while ago there was a tip for making a foaming hand wash. I did not copy this and now I'm asking for a request. But I also want to wish each and everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.



Rudy from MA

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December 19, 20040 found this helpful
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Was it this one??

www.thriftyfun.com/tf111862.tip.html

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www.readersrequest.com/tf869652.tip.html
this is one for making a handsoap to put in a pump.

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Can you make foaming hand soap from the regular bar soap?


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May 6, 20180 found this helpful
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I put the bits and pieces of used bar soap in a mason jar with water, let that set for awhile, and then refill my other liquid hand soap containers, some foaming and some not. I've found that adding a little bit of dishwashing soap like Dawn keeps it from getting slimy. Or you can buy a cheap bottle of refill liquid hand soap and add a few squirts to each container and the Mason jar every so often.

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August 30, 2011

I am making foaming hand soap from a solid goat's milk base with added water. My soap bubbles with the foaming pump rather than foams. What can I do?

By Linda K.

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August 30, 20110 found this helpful

Wow, I've never heard of such thing. Good luck with that one, bud.

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I would love a healthy way to make my own foaming hand wash. My daughter is OCD and washes her hands constantly.

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