How to Make Your Own Foaming Soap

I love foaming soap, but I don’t like foaming soap prices. I prefer how it feels on my hands and I love that I’m not using as much soap each time I wash my hands or wash the dishes.

Consider that:

  • Liquid soap is 99¢ for 8 oz
  • Foaming Soap $1.99 for 8 oz
  • You can use one 8 oz bottle of liquid soap to fill up 8 of the 8 oz foaming soap dispensers!

Buying pre-made foaming soap to fill up your foaming soap dispenser costs almost 16 x that of liquid soap!

So, awhile back when a Facebook co-op that I belong to did a container buy from SKS Bottle and Packaging, I bought a bunch of foaming soap dispensers. (You can also reuse a bottle that you bought that was pre-filled with foaming soap.)

Making your own foaming hand soap is so easy! And a lot cheaper than buying the foaming soap refills. Here’s how to do it:

1. Get an empty foaming soap dispenser and liquid soap.

How to Make Your Own Foaming Soap - Marvy Moms

2. Fill with 1/8 liquid soap or dish-washing liquid (I use one just for washing dishes).

How to Make Your Own Foaming Soap - Marvy Moms

3. Fill the rest with warm water.

How to Make Your Own Foaming Soap - Marvy Moms

4. Replace the lid and shake.

How to Make Your Own Foaming Soap - Marvy Moms

5. That’s it! Use them over and over again.

How to Make Your Own Foaming Soap - Marvy Moms

TIP: Be sure not to use too much soap! You really do only need 1/8 of the bottle. I gave a couple of the empty dispensers to my father-in-law and he keeps adding too much soap. Too much soap will make for a not-so-foamy result and tends to clog the dispenser.

My next challenge is to use liquid Castile soap with essential oils instead of commercial liquid soaps. I have a little more research to do on that first, and I’ll share what I’ve learned with you once I figure it out.

How to Make Your Own Foaming Soap - Marvy Moms

About Emily Carpenter

Emily is a Web Whiz, Blogger, Speaker, Student, and Mom. She is the owner of WhizBang! Web Solutions LLC, and the founder of Marvy Moms. She loves working from home so that she can be there for every possible moment with her son, JW. Learning as she goes, Emily breastfed, bought cloth diapers (but never used them), made her son’s baby food, had a family bed for nearly two years, and loves spending time with her son. Emily is a certified Level II Reiki practitioner and offers her services both in-person and remotely to people interested in this energetic healing modality. Emily is currently enrolled as a student at the American Academy of Homeopathy to become a Certified Classical Homeopath and has earned a diploma in botanical medicine at Botanical Medicine Institute. She is also a Certified Aromatherapist, and received her training from Aromahead Institute.