Recently I purchased the wrong type of soap refill and had to learn how to make foaming hand soap from liquid soap. Since foaming hand soap always rinses so nicely, I prefer using foaming hand soap for our kids and myself I do not like that sometimes I cannot seem to get that dab of liquid soap completely rinsed off. This is especially true for kids. They seem to always have soap residue on their hands. When buying our foam soap, I try and buy soap that has an available refill option. This way, I feel I can save money and put fewer plastics back into the environment.
I was very excited to fill our soap dispensers with my new found scent yesterday. It is those little things in life that I love! Much to my surprise, when I went to fill-up our bottles I realized I purchased a liquid soap refill, not the foam soap refill. As disappointed as I was, I decided I would just make due and use it to make foam soap.
This does take slightly more work, however, it is super easy and is even more cost effective!
How to Make Foaming Hand Soap from Liquid Soap
Would you like to make your own foam soap? If so, here is how to make foaming hand soap from liquid soap.
The items you week need:
- 10 fl. oz. soap dispenser
- Liquid soap
- Measuring spoon (Tablespoon)
Put 2 tablespoons of liquid soap in the 10 fl. oz. soap dispenser, fill the rest with warm water leaving about 1/4 of an inch empty. Then you will shake to mix and give the dispenser a couple of pumps to start dispensing the soap.
That is it…pretty easy! Now the container of liquid soap refill that I bought is enough to refill three 10 ou bottles. However, if I am only using 2 tablespoons for every bottle then it should last a very long time.
If you want to get very creative, you can add some essential oils to make it antibacterial. I always have Tea Tree oil on hand, but you can also use lavender oil, thyme oil, cinnamon bark, or lemon oil. Lemon Oil is the least potent; so about 8 drops per cup would do the trick. With lavender and thyme, I would add 4 drops to the soap mixture to create antibacterial properties.
* If you do use any essential oils, please check with your doctor if you are pregnant or nursing.