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Our family seems to go through hand wash incredibly quickly!
I think (some) of my children are in love not so much with washing their hands, but much more with making bubbles. Yeah…I don’t think good hygiene and keeping germs at bay is the motivation.
Whatever the issue, I’ve found a frugal way to replenish the soap supply — make our own foaming hand wash! This process is so simple and quick, it could easily be a job for a young child.
I use castile soap, particularly Dr. Bronner’s brand, since it’s a natural cleaner made of hemp, coconut, jojoba and olive oils and pure essential oils. I purchase castile soap in the 32 oz size at either Target or a local pharmacy, both places are less expensive than what I’ve found online.
This size last us a l-o-n-g time; definitely a $$ saver!
The oils in Dr. Bronner’s soap offer light moisture to hands, and there are many scents to choose from depending on which essential oil you like most – we chose citrus.
- foaming hand soap dispenser (regular dispensers won't work)
- 1 cup water
- 1 TBsp liquid castile soap (more or less depending on how 'foamy' you like it)
- First, pour cup of water into the empty hand soap container
- Add in tablespoon of castile soap. DON'T put the soap in first as it will become too sudsy when water is added
- Cover with dispenser, and give a slight shake
- That's it!
Do you make any of your own soap?