Although we were making soap, I missed liquid and pump soap simply because of their convenience. Liquid hand soap can be made at home but the lye needed is sodium hydroxide. Not wanting to start a brand new obsession in soap making, I opted for foam soap instead which can be refilled for pennies.
Foam soap is simple, economical and does not really use a lot of soap. It is the pump that makes the foam and refills are SO easy. Note – foam pumps do not work with straight liquid soap, you need the water and air to create the foam or they will clog.
- Liquid soap (can be: your homemade laundry soap, dish soap or a store bought liquid soap. For this illustration I am using Dr Bronner’s.)
- Essential Oils (optional)
- Foam Pump bottle
Fill Foam Pump bottle 2/3 of the way with warm water. Add approximately two to three tablespoons of liquid soap. Add 10-15 drops of essential oil if desired. Replace pump lid, rock bottle to disperse soap and oils. Do not shake.
I love experimenting with different fragrances. This one is eucalyptus and lavender. Orange and pine is also a favorite.