Thursday, December 30, 2010

Homemade Foaming Hand Soap

I don’t like to refer to myself as cheap so I will say I am frugal. I hate spending big bucks on things we use every day.  I love to have foaming hand soap in the bathroom, but I hate to pay refill prices. In the kitchen I have the Lysol No-Touch Hand Soap System which I refill myself also. I decided to find a way to refill my foaming hand soap dispenser that I purchased at Target. I paid around $2.50 for the initial foaming soap dispenser and of course it came filled, but I wasn’t going to pay the money they wanted to refill it. After 2 minutes of research I found a “recipe” and instructions on how to make my own. I walked to the bathroom with a measuring spoon, cup, and dish soap and 1 minute later I had foaming soap! Simple Simple Simple! Cheap!

You will need:
  • 1 empty foaming hand spa dispenser
  • 3 TBS Clear (very important) liquid soap (body wash, hand soap, dish washing soap, shampoo)
  • 2/3 Cup water


  1. Add the 3 TBS of clear liquid soap to your foaming hand soap dispenser
  2. Add the 2/3 Cup of water
  3. Close up your your foaming hand soap dispenser and gently move the soap and water around so that they will mix well. Do not shake! Gently combine the water and the soap.
  4. Test your foaming hand soap dispenser to insure it works
  5. Enjoy!


Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

No way! I LOVE this tip. Thanks so much for sharing!!

Zombie Mom said...

Good to know! I too do not like paying for expensive refill things. I have the lysol automatic dispenser too - how do you refill yours? I drilled a hole in the top of the soap container and I refill it with regular soap lol! It's sometimes messy but cheap!

Athena said...

Great info! Thanks, I'll have to try this one.

Colie's Kitchen said...

Zombie Mom I did the exact same thing. I drilled a whole and use a little funnel that fits in perfect and refill it with regular soap!! It's much cheaper!! I was at my aunts house the other day an realized she had done the same thing!!

A Little Bit of Everything! said...

Thanks for the tip!

Zombie Mom said...

LOL awesome! I need the funnel though - I try to fill it without and it bubbles up and makes a huge mess! I have a whole technique but sometimes it fails....

I do wonder if it does damage to the system. I bought 2 (had coupons and they were on sale) and one crapped out on me...