Thursday, March 3, 2011

Make Your Own Foamy Hand Soap

It is Winter and that means Cold & Flu Season.  One of the best things you can do to keep from spreading germs is to Wash Your Hands. It seems like we go through twice as much hand soap in the winter. Kids just don't seem to understand that it only takes one pump of soap. To save money, I make my own Foamy Hand Soap. It is so easy to make and only costs pennies.

Here is how to make your own Foamy Hand Soap:

First you need a Foamy Hand Soap Bottle. I like the ones from Bath & Body Works. They seem to last a little longer than the other brands but any will work. Fill the Hand Soap Bottle half full with water and then add 2-3 tablespoons of any liquid soap. Fill the rest of the way with water and gently shake. That's it and it will make your soap last twice as long!

These are some of my favorite liquid soaps to use:
  • Dawn Hand Renewal Dish Soap
  • Dawn Anti-Bacterial Dish Soap
  • Bath & Body Works Body Wash
  • Ivory Dish Soap (very gentle)
  • Dove Body Wash (great in the winter because of moisturizers)
  • Johnson & Johnson Baby Wash or Shampoo (also very gentle)
  • Irish Spring Body Wash (to make "man soap" for my husband)
  • Suave Shampoo (or any shampoo- especially leftovers)

You can also use regular hand soap to make Foamy Hand Soap.

The possibilities are endless because any type of liquid soap will work. Read the ingredient labels, soap is soap!

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1 comment:

  1. I move the concept into the shower, and use my Dove Body Wash or Nivea Body Wash in a foamy container with the same proportions you've listed. I have very dry skin and using less soap in the shower is a good thing! It also makes a pretty decent foam for shaving legs. I can splurge on higher quality brands of body wash since they last so long this way.


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