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The truth is, it took exactly 44.52 seconds to make one bottle of this DIY foaming hand soap. Yes, I timed myself!
Forget the time savings for just a minute. Let’s talk about money savings!By making my own foaming hand soap, I save over 70% per bottle! Click To Tweet
Who doesn’t want to save time AND money?!
How to Make DIY Foaming Hand Soap
Let’s get to it. All you need is a foaming hand soap bottle, water, and a concentrated liquid soap of your choice. I use Dr. Bronner’s SAL SUDS or TEA TREE CASTILE SOAP. My cost savings are based on this product. Depending on what you decide to use, you might save even more!
I love this stuff! It’s extremely versatile, smells amazing and it cleans well! You can customize the scent by adding essential oils. I use it to make homemade household cleaners as well. Click here for my homemade disinfecting all-purpose cleaner.
The foaming pump bottles I use are about 16 ounces. I pretty much eyeball everything. But, I figure it’s about two tablespoons of liquid soap in the bottom of the bottle.
Can you see the practically invisible line? Hopefully, my tacky green arrow helps you out!
Now, fill the rest of the bottle with water. I use filtered water from my refrigerator. However, you can use plain old tap water!
*Be careful not to fill the bottle too much or you’ll end up overflowing. And, it may not pump properly with too much water.
When I actually sat down and did the math for this, I was surprised! My original motive behind using Dr. Bronner’s was more about using fewer chemicals. The money savings was just a bonus! Read more about Dr. Bronner’s products here.
I buy Dr. Bronner’s SAL SUDS on Amazon at $14.99 for 32 oz. And, sometimes I buy the TEA TREE CASTILE SOAP. One 32 oz bottle lasts my family of five about nine months. (I know this because Amazon keeps track of my purchases, don’t tell my husband that.)
I have three foaming hand soap pumps that I refill every two weeks or so. Over the course of nine months, that is eighteen times I refill the bottles.
18 x 3=54 bottles.
$14.99 divided by 54 = 0.2775925926.
Round up to $.28. Twenty-eight cents per bottle! The cheapest I have ever gotten hand soap for at the store was $.50. And, that was ONLY with coupons plus a sale! For the cheap chemical-laden garbage most likely tested on animals. Not good for the environment and not good for you!
If you’re not an online shopper, don’t despair! I have seen Dr. Bronner’s at my local Kroger affiliate store. Priced at $19.99 for 32oz. That’s still only $.37 per bottle of foaming hand soap! You can’t go wrong!
DIY Foaming Hand Wash Printable Recipe
- 16 oz foaming hand soap bottle
- 2 tbsp Dr. Bronners castile soap
- 3/4 cup water
- essential oils of your choice. Optional
- Add liquid castile soap to the bottom of your foaming hand soap container.
- Pour in water and replace the foaming pump. Add 10-15 drops of essential oil if you like.
- Give it a good shake and use as needed.
Leigh Ann ♥