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

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.

Materials needed:

  • 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.)
  • Water
  • 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.

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