This easy foaming hand soap refill recipe is a quick and simple way to save on hand soap. You can refill your soap for just pennies a bottle!
Vickie asks: I really like the foaming hand soap; do you have a foaming hand soap refill recipe for making it at home?
Tawra: I forked over $1.67 to buy one of those new foaming pump hand soaps just to see if it would last longer. Interestingly it lasted 1/4 of the amount of time than normal hand soap does. My friend told me of a way to refill them without using the expensive refills that they so nicely have for you too.
Here’s how to make a foaming hand soap refill for just a few pennies per bottle!
Foaming Hand Soap Refill Recipe
2 Tbsp. of regular liquid hand soap or bubble bath
enough water to top off the bottle
- Pour the liquid hand soap into the bottle.
- Fill to the top with water.
- Swirl it around gently until it’s mixed and you have foaming hand soap!
I figured that the store-bought soap lasts about the same amount of time as regular liquid hand soap but costs twice as much. Isn’t that nice of them? :-)
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Thank you!! I bought a foamy soap dispenser because it was the smoothest – wouldn’t look dirty as fast as those dispensers that have little ridges all around the screwtop lid and paper on the body that wouldn’t come off. Now I can refill it without costing me an arm and a leg. :-)
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I like having hand soap dispensers in the bathroom. I probably am spending too much money. Thanks for the tip.
worked great thanks
so we could use cheap bubble bath in the foaming dispenser too ?
Also would I use the same amount of dish detergent in the dispenser ? I figure if Dawn can do a foaming dispenser I should be able to using dawn or any other dish soap
Yes to all your questions Laurie.
Just a suggestion I read “once upon a time.” Lots of times, the foaming hand soap dispensers are light and difficult for children to handle. (The bottom frequently skids out away from the child as they are trying to depress the top (pump).) I read to put rocks(clean, of course), decorative stones, marbles, etc. to add weight to the base of the dispenser.
In case I wasn’t clear, you add the stones into the container along with your soap refill.
I bought a expensive (to me) bottle of foaming soap for $1.90 and then a week later I saw one at the Dollar Tree for a dollar. I love the foaming soap so much better and now I can have it cheaper. Before I would never buy it because I didn’t think it could be refilled. This works great. Thanks for the tip.
I like the foaming hand soap in a touchless container that comes out when hands are underneath. It means not touching anything with dirty hands. I use Dawn soap in it and figure if Dawn is gentle enough for Wildlife, it’s gentle enough for my hands. Also, on dishes that need soap, the foaming Dawn works.