Foaming Soap: Cheap & DIY
|July 7, 2012||Posted by thecheapskatemom under beauty, beautydiy, beautytips, home, household|
by Hannah Walton aka The Cheapskate Mom
Making Hand Soap is Easy
Did you know you can make foaming hand soap using liquid hand soap? You can even make your own liquid hand soap. I know it's not the most exciting article – but the cost of hand soap adds up fast – and by making foaming soap or even liquid soap – you can have the luxury of liquid hand soap for less ! In this article I will talk about three ways to save money on hand soap , in order from easy to most difficult.
Easy : Make Foaming Hand Soap Using Store Bought Liquid Soap
You can easily make foaming hand soap using liquid soap , if you have a foaming hand soap dispenser. I bought mine from Wal-Mart (the Equate brand) and it was already full of soap – and only cost $ 1.97 …. When it was empty , I refilled it by making my own foaming soap : I filled the dispenser with water first. Then I put two tablespoons of liquid hand soap in. Then I screwed everything back together and I shook really hard for a couple minutes. Easy, Peasy, Cheap all the way. It's my new favorite money saving tip!
Medium: Make Liquid Hand Soap Using the Microwave
Using a cheese grater you don't use anymore (or buy a new one at Wally World) – shred a bar of soap into three cups of water in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for three minutes and then stir. Allow to cool , then pour into a container, then make foaming hand soap using the directions above!
Tip: Add a few drops of essential oil
Difficult: Make Liquid Hand Soap on the Stove Top
Grate one bar of soap into a designated pot and add three cups of water. Stirring frequently, melt over medium heat. Once melted, remove from heat, stir, allow to cool and pour into a container , then make foaming hand soap using the directions above!
PS: If you want to get fancy, you can add LEGOS to your soap!
Have you ever tried making your own soap or laundry detergent? How did it come out??