How to make Foaming Hand Soap

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Did  you know you can make foaming hand soap just like in the stores? Here’s a great recipe I have been using for a while with my giant family that not only produces some amazing hand soap, but it’s incredibly cost efficient. Read on to find out how to make Homemade Foaming Hand Soap.

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How to make Foaming Hand Soap

With the Covid-19 people have found a new love of washing hands. Chances are you’ve gone to the store and have found empty shelves where soap once stood. When you have a big family like mine however, you find ways to make things that will save you money. So when something crazy like this comes along you’re a few steps ahead of the race. 

My husband is actually the one that got me doing this a while back when he heard about Dr.Bronner’s Castile soap and loved the feel of it after he washed his hands. But how could he get the most out of every bottle. 

Most foaming soaps will cost you between $2-4 depending on brand. With all the talk of chemicals in soap being bad for you going cheap isn’t a good thing either. 

I then remembered that foaming hand soaps are mostly water and some soap but tons of cleaning power. So I began experimenting with ways to maximize the soap. I finally figured out how to make the foaming soap with the best soap/water ratio and lots of cleaning power for the dirty little paws in my home. 

Best of all because I’m making my own the price will be significantly lower. 

Read on to find out how to make your own homemade foaming Hand Soap! 

How to make Homemade Foaming Hand soap

What you’ll need:

2 Tablespoons of  Dr.Bronner’s 18-in-1 Hemp lavender Pure Castile Soap

1 Cup of Water ( I use distilled although tap water will work just fine)

10oz Foaming Soap dispensers they sell for about about $2.50-3  on Amazon for 1 but I found it to be more cost conscious to buy the bigger packs. Since these are reusable you will be able to have them for a long time. 

Optional Essential oils


Fill the dispenser with 1 cup of water.

Add two tablespoons of Dr.Bronner’s soap.

Optionally add a few drops of Essential oils. I love Peace and calm from Young’s living combined with the lavender soap.

Shake and you’re good to go! 

If you buy a 32 oz bottle of Dr.Bronner’s you can get 32 bottles of soap out of it.  32 bottles of foaming soap would run you approximately $100+! 

So obviously the savings are huge!  

Make sure to share and repin this fun post with friends and family so they can save as well! 

How to make your own Foaming Hand soap   
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