Thursday, March 22, 2012

Project Pinterest: Homemade Foaming Hand Soap

Liquid hand soap is a great thing.  I love the convenience of the pump.  We use it in our bathrooms, and also have one in the kitchen -- which is great for cleaning up after working with raw meat.  I prefer the "foaming" kind -- since it seems to leave less soap residue in the sink.  Also -- because the (end result)soap isn't as thick, the tiny bit that's left at the end of the bottle can easily be transferred to the new bottle so that there is no waste.

I like Dial's line of fragrances - none of them too over-powering.  (The guys in this house don't like to smell too flowery, you know...)  But, now more than ever, we're trying to find ways to pinch a penny around here.  So, the day that I pinned THIS, I knew it would be an idea that I would really try.  The Dial foaming soap pumps that I usually buy (7.5oz) run between about $1.88 and $2.29 a bottle.  So, when I saw this 52 oz. bottle for just $3.97 at Wal-Mart, I knew I had to take the chance and try making my own foaming hand soap.

UPDATE: The kind of soap used for this project is the thick kind.  It doesn't really POUR, it kind of GLUMPS.  (Is that a word?)  Anyway, don't buy the real liquid-y kind.  Won't work.

Any way you look at it, this 52oz. bottle is saving me money.
But, if I make my own foaming hand soap, I'll really get my money's worth!

My original pin is HERE.
I pinned the idea from,
where you can find complete instructions.

Thanks to Heidi for sharing a wonderful idea!

Here are the rules:
1. Decide which pin on Pinterest you’d like to recreate.
2. Create it!
3. Flop or success, create a blog post about your re-do and include the original pin’s url.
4. Add the Project Pinterest button to your post so others can join in too!
5. Link up and check out other bloggers’ posts!


  1. I love foaming hand soap, but quit using it awhile ago because it was more expensive. This is a great idea!

  2. I love making my own foaming hand soap too! I like using Dr. Bronner's peppermint castile soap because of it's natural ingredients.


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