Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Foaming hand soap

My husband came home with some foaming hand soap over the summer and I just fell in love with it. Not to mention my son was slightly more eager to wash his hands with it as well. It has since bugged me that you can't get refills for them - hello it's better for our pocketbook as well as the environment!

A frugal friend of mine shared this tip - now you all might know this already, but it never occurred to me! You can refill your foaming hand soap with about one part of your favorite liquid hand soap and three parts water. Mix well and viola - more foaming suds! Then the odds of your three year old actually rubbing the soap on his hands and it not just slipping through his fingers increases a bit. Plus you won't go broke buying the more expensive soap - just a larger refill bottle!

Anyway, it works for me. Have an idea to share or need some ideas visit Shannon's place.

8 comments:

Dot said...

I've been meaning to try this, but didn't really know the ratio of soap to water....now that I know, we'll be able to use our favorite soap in the foaming form! Thanks!

tootie said...

Yes, I tried this before, and it worked! It's a lot cheaper to refill it than to buy a whole new one.

Good tip!

Katrine said...

That's so cool! I would think there would be less waste of soap from the bottom of the dispenser.

Life In Progress said...

I do this & it works great. I will only use foaming soap in the bathrooms where my kids wash hands because it rinses to much better. They never rinse long enough to get regular handsoap off.

Meredith said...

My husband discovered that this worked when I first brought home foaming hand soap. We do this all of the time now too, and it really does save $. :)

Heaven Sent said...

Thanks for the tip. I'll have to try it!

Maria said...

what a great idea! I'm totally going to try this - thanks so much!

Mamacita Tina said...

I love the foaming hand soap too, especially for the kids. I was always frustrated that there weren't refill, but aha, now I know better. Thanks for sharing!