Monday, August 30, 2010

Homemade foaming hand soap


I love the foaming soaps but find them a little expensive.
Here's my alternative.
Why not make your own?
Don't throw away the old bottle - reduce, reuse, recycle....

Here's my before


and...
after a little of this


a little of that


and...
 few purchased stickers later


I have my homemade foaming soap and "new" dispenser.


I am sure those of you who own a Circuit or Silhouette could get much
more creative with the design.
Unfortunately, I don't own a Silhouette (yet) so I just purchased the sheet of lettering
 from Wal-Mart.

This was a really easy project.
I washed out the bottle, peeled the label off as much as I could and used Goof Off to then remove any residue left from the label.
I then replaced the label with the lettering.
The only tricky part was getting the ratio of water to soap right. You don't want too much soap or it will clog the pump and won't foam. If you put in too little soap it will be too thin and watery.
I found if I fill the bottle about 1/4 full of soap and the rest water it seemed to work the best.

5 comments:

Sandy said...

What a great idea... thank you so much for sharing this. I will definitely try this.

Terri said...

This is ingenious and I love that it is being thrifty, not cheap! Thanks for sharing this idea!

Marilyn said...

i LOVE this!!
What a great idea and it would even make a nice gift :)

Kara said...

LOVE this! Such a great idea! Thanks for the inspiration :)

Kara

Danise said...

Love this! I found something similar to this for MOPS but using hand sanitizer bottle and adding ribbon. They had them decorated for each season.

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