How to Make Foaming Hand Soap From Liquid Soap

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.

how to make foaming hand soap from liquid soap

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.

how to make foaming hand soap from liquid soap

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.

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  1. Jenna Wood says

    This is very cool! I have a few containers I could do this with right now!

  2. Great tips for making it antibacterial! I’ve never tried that before. Thanks.
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  3. I stumbled upon this trick a few months ago but I never thought to add essential oils. thanks for the tip!
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  4. What great tips. Thanks!

  5. Seems so easy versus all that chemical nonsense!
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  6. creative! The kids would love this!
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  7. Really? Is it that easy – I am definitely doing that
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  8. Wow this is easy! I will do that too and save money.
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  9. super cool tips, thanks so much for sharing. Look forward to trying it!

  10. Who knew you were so smart! That’s is amazing 🙂 I never would’ve figured that out. We use TONS of soap around here.
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  11. Grace Hodgin says

    Sounds like a very economical way to always have foaming soap on hands. Thanks for the tip.

  12. I had no idea you could do that! Awesome. Now I don’t need to buy the foaming stuff I can just make it on my own and save money in the process. – Katy

  13. gahome2mom says

    Very simple and easy to do. Thanks for sharing.

  14. How cool! I had no idea!
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  18. Thanks for the information. I really like the way you express complex topics in lucid way. It really helps me understand it much better way.
    Checkout the new fully automated soap dispenser.
    Automatic soap dispenser
    The foaming soap dispenser can be filled with any soap, sanitizer or shampoo. It can also be filled with the dish wash liquids too.
    The sensors used will dispense the soaps automatically and you don’t need to make an effort to press or turn the dispenser open.

  19. This is so cute. i am going to surely try this one out. You are very crafty. I love this!!! Keep up the good work.

  20. Hi I like the idea also. It works out better than hand soap in the kitchen.

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