Day 67 – DIY Foaming Hand Soap


I love foaming hand soap, but I don’t love how much more expensive it is than regular soap. I think what you are really paying for is the pump because it’s more complicated than a regular pump. When I learned how easy it is to make foaming soap on my own, I was super excited!


  • Liquid Hand Soap (Softsoap, Dial, antibacterial, etc)  *Don’t use the thick and creamy soaps.  The clear-based soaps foam best!*
  • 1 Empty Foaming Hand Soap Bottle


  • Fill the empty foaming soap bottle with approximately 1 inch of your liquid hand soap.
  • Slowly fill the rest of the bottle with tap water.
  • Put lid back on, and gently tip upside down and side to side to mix. Don’t shake. It will get too sudsy.

I’m not a germaphob, so watering down soap doesn’t freak me out. I tried to do a little internet research to find out if watering down soap really made it ineffective. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to find much. You can decide for yourself whether or not you want to give it a try. I know this is how I’ll be getting my foaming soap from now on!

The Frugal Girls



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8 Comments… Share your views

  1. soap is soap if you get a lather you are cleaning ..better to use less antubacterial anyway..most things are killed by regular soap, friction and sing happy birthday! This is from a person who taught interns how to wash their hands

  2. I have done this before, add some essential oils (i use eucalyptus and lavender) and then you have a yummy hand soap!

  3. It also works great when you use dish soap like Dawn.

  4. A thought about your query about watering down soap: when we wash our hands, we use water, which waters it down, so it’s kind of all the same. 🙂

  5. Works like a charm! The BF accidentally bought regular soap and filled our foaming dispenser with it, resulting in really annoying stringy soap until I saw this– thanks!

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