I love it when I learn something new and on Tuesday, I learned something new that will save you money.
I am sure you are aware of foaming soap, how about making your own foaming soap for pennies. The secret in making foam soap is not the soap, but it's the dispenser, and you can save a ton because you use less soap.
I found a recipe on a website called Our Homemade Happiness . It is super simple, here is what you need:
Foaming Hand Soap Ingredients:
Empty foaming dispenser
Fill the foaming dispenser about 1/4 ways with your preference of hand soap, add water, put a lid on it, shake it up and you're done!
What about the savings?
I went to Target and found Target’s store brand up & up antibacterial foaming hand soap, a 7.5 fl oz bottle will cost you $1.57. Seems like a good price, but the regular non-foaming clear hand soap with the same size bottle will cost you just 89 cents. That’s a 68 cent price difference, but you also save in that the bottle is 1/4 full of soap and the rest is water. That homemade foaming soap will last a long time and cost a lot less.
While I was at Target I found foaming soap refill bottles and it is a little foamier than the regular refill bottle of hand soap. The foaming refill which is again Targets up & up brand is $6.04 for 50 fl. oz.. The regular hand soap refill, same brand, came in at $4.49 for a 64 fl. oz. bottle. I checked the inactive ingredients on each bottle and they are not identical, but the majority of ingredients are the same. The regular soap does not have glycerin where the foaming soap does.
I did not have the homemade foaming hand soap tested out by a chemist to see if the soap is as effective in killing germs as the store bought. So please do your research.
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