Soap. A must- have in any home. It can be expensive to purchase in a house filled with kids. Here are 2 options to making your own foaming hand soap. There are so many ways to save money, go organic, #DIY, and still kill those germs.
How do you save money on soap without cutting corners on killing germs?
This is a GREAT and SIMPLE thing to make one night after the kids are in bed. It takes maybe 10 minutes to make.
To make your own concentrated organic soap:
- 1 bar castile soap; grated
- 4 cups water
- extra jar or plastic containers to store excess soap (one small soap bar makes a LOT of soap)
- Boil water
- Add grated soap. Stir well until it’s just about dissolved. Let it sit and cool for about 1 hour.
- begin following instructions below for foaming hand soap. Store the excess soap in a large jar or plastic container.
I used castile soap because of its MAJOR germ cleaning power. This soap can be used to clean out carpet or laundry stains. It is a great organic household cleaner. I have diluted it in spray bottles for my littles to spray and clean the bathrooms. This one batch will last you for months!
You can follow this same recipe to make your own liquid body wash from a bar of dove soap (or your favorite bar). Saves a lot of $$!!
WellnessMama.com has a easy to follow post if you prefer to make this soap using liquid castille soap. There is no big difference except for price. I used the bar soap because it was cheaper. 🙂
Don’t have time or energy to make your own soap?
I buy the HUGE hand soap refills from walmart. Fill my used Bath and Body Works foam soap dispensers 1/4 of the way with the soap and fill the rest with water. Some other DIYs suggest you use body wash or dish soap if you prefer. Whatever your preference, it is important to point out that you are not diluting the cleanliness of your hands. (I also do this with my childrens’ shampoo. I only dilute it a little less.)