DIY Foaming Soap

by Melissa

Who has kids who use like half a bottle of soap in one sitting? I know it can’t just be mine. If it it is then well lucky me. 😉  Because of this I like to make my own foaming soap, especially for use in the bathroom where she tends to get to it the most. It’s not only super easy to make your own foam soap it’s also really inexpensive and will save you a ton.

 

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What you’ll need:
Foaming soap bottle (IE: BBW)
Hand soap or even dish soap
Water


First you will want to rinse out your used up bottle of foaming soap. I used an old bottle of BBW soap which you can get during their sales for right around $3 a bottle. After you spend your initial investment you probably won’t have to spend more than another $3 to keep you good on soap for a year. *No kidding*

After you have your bottle ready to go you will want to fill it with hand soap, approximately an inch full. I like to buy the small bottles of softsoap because often I can get a .50c off coupon for them. They also go on sale for $1 at Dillon’s occasionally, which when the coupon doubles (which it does at Dillons … at least at mine) it makes for free soap. Yes Please!! Whenever they have this sale I usually try to stock up so that I don’t end up paying anything for soap for quite some time. If you aren’t in to couponing you can get a big bulk bottle of soap for right around $4-5 dollars and it will last you for a LONG time.

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Once you have the hand soap in you will want to fill up your bottle with warm water, replace the lid and give it a shake. There you go, foaming soap on the cheap and possibly even free.

 

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A mixed up bottle will last me a good month or two, depending on my daughter’s overuse. I use to cringe every time she would pump half the bottle of a bbw bottle out but not so much when I spent just pennies on the refill.

 
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Jen @ Domesticated Nomad February 12, 2013 - 7:48 PM

I do this too! The kids seem to have an easier time with the foaming soap, but why was I paying more?! So now I diy in just the same way (same original store for my bottle too).

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Melissa February 13, 2013 - 7:59 PM

I love to spend money so anywhere I can save money to spend on something I would rather have (like home decor or beauty products) then i’m game. 🙂

xoxo,
Melissa

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Laura Lane February 13, 2013 - 3:26 AM

I used to do this and forgot! I’ve got to get another bottle and get going again! Thanks so much for saving me a bundle.

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Melissa February 13, 2013 - 8:00 PM

Glad I could remind you about it. 🙂

xoxo,
Melissa

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Bethany February 14, 2013 - 8:03 PM

Thanks so much for sharing this! Great idea!

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Melissa February 15, 2013 - 10:11 PM

Your welcome! 🙂

xoxo,
Melissa

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originalgreetings February 14, 2013 - 9:14 PM

Love this, thank you! I just tossed a foam bottle in the recycling bin, I will be fishing it out and reusing it now 🙂

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Melissa February 15, 2013 - 10:12 PM

Definitely fish it out, you can save tons. 🙂

xoxo,
Melissa

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Warm n Wonderful February 18, 2013 - 5:20 PM

What a great idea. I did try this a number of years ago, but it was a cream liquid soap and it didn’t work. I will have to try the clear liquid soap, and see how that goes. Thanks. (linked from The Gunny Sack)

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Melissa February 19, 2013 - 12:38 AM

Yeah, I have never tried it with a cream soap. I would imagine that it’s a lot harder to mix the water well with the cream soap. It works great with softsoap though. 🙂

xoxo,
Melissa

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housewifehowtos February 18, 2013 - 8:02 PM

I tried to do this with Dr. Bronner’s Castile soap, and it didn’t foam. Will have to try this with SoftSoap, since I have a jug of it under the vanity. Thanks!

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Melissa February 19, 2013 - 12:39 AM

Castille soap is made from oils right? I imagine that was the issue since we all know how well oil and water mixes. haha 🙂

xoxo,
Melissa

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A to Zebra Celebrations February 19, 2013 - 5:36 AM

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Melissa @ This Girls Life February 19, 2013 - 4:08 PM

Love to be frugal were I can, especially since I have such a love for shopping when it comes to home goods, makeup, and clothes. haha

xoxo,
Melissa

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Melissa @ This Girls Life February 19, 2013 - 4:08 PM

Thanks, I’ll definitely stop by and link up. 🙂

xoxo,
Melissa

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Leah February 20, 2013 - 1:48 AM

I will have to try this, stopped buying soap in a bottle because it went so quickly…

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Tonia L February 22, 2013 - 1:25 AM

Great tip! Was it hard to get the top off the bottle? Thanks for sharing at The Gunny Sack!

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Melissa February 25, 2013 - 4:32 PM

Nope not hard at all, it just unscrews like a regular top. 🙂

xoxo,
Melissa

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