Monday, June 11, 2012

Homemade Foamy Soap


I can't believe that some things are so simple and easy.  My latest example is homemade foamy soap.  I'm a fan of the foamy soap because the kid in me really likes playing with bubbles and I kinda giggle inside when I pump bubbles into my hand from the soap dispenser instead of the typical liquid stuff.  It's the same part of me that just HAS to play with tape any time I see a tape dispenser.  I know, I'm a bit looney, but I like it that way.  Anyhow, here's how I discovered how amazingly simple homemade foamy soap is.


I stumbled upon this post at Feathering the Crow's Nest where she gives instructions on how to make your own foam hand soap.  I couldn't believe my eyes and the timing of the post.  I had an old foam handsoap container that had just gone empty which was still sitting on my kitchen sink.  I also had a small bottle of Dr. Bronner's Pure Castile Soap sitting on top of my refrigerator, reminding me everyday that I had no clue what to do with this great product.  Now, I use Dr. Bronner's for bathing and absolutely love it, but I knew it was supposed to also be good for other stuff.  I just didn't know for sure what that other stuff was. 

Enter Feathering the Crow's Nest's post about homemade foamy soap and I feel truly enlightened.  It was as simple as cleaning out my old foam soap container, filling it with 4/5 water then 1/5 soap.  That's it, voila!  Considering the soap dispenser was destined for the recycle bin (thus free), the water was free, and I only used a few tablespoons of Dr. Bronners (maybe 10 cents); I'd say this is the cheapest soap EVER!

Thanks to Feathering the Crows Nest for the enlightenment!  Now, after some research, it looks like there's all sorts of uses for Dr. Bronner's outside the bathtub: kitchen cleaner, shaving lotion, toothpaste, laundry, veggie rinse, carpet stain remover, the list goes on.

What sort of uses have you found for Dr. Brommer's?


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22 comments:

  1. I have seen this soap all over too. I love this idea though. I am going to pin it! Thanks for linking up!

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  2. I absolutely love it! I got a lot of satisfaction over making something so simple and practical. :)

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  3. I love Castile soap. I started using is after my baby was born. I clean the shower with it!

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    1. Gonna have to try using it to clean the shower and tub! :) Thanks for the tip!

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  4. checked out your post since you commented on mine, yours is way simpler! Wish I had some foaming soap dispensers. And it is so funny our blog templates are the same, and I'm also in the desert, and just became a sahm to our two boys ;)

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    1. Too funny! I'm working to be a sahm for my two boys next year. lol :) We live in the Phoenix area and are looking to go back to Oregon in a few years or so. Nice to meet a fellow desert rat! :)

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  5. I use Dr. Bronners bar soaps to make my homemade laundry soap sometimes. Love them all! This foamy soap would be a big hit at our house, my children are fans of bubbly things! :) I came from rh.

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    1. I wonder how well it works in the laundry. Will have to try it soon. :)

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  6. Wow this is really a great idea. I did not know you could make foamy soup. Brilliant! This was such a wonderful post. I would love it if you would share this at our WIW linky party. I hope you can join.

    Paula
    ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

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    1. Shared! Thanks for hosting. :) Loved your porcelain roses!

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  7. My 5 year old keeps asking me to buy some of the foamy soap, but I refuse because I know that between her and her sisters and brothers, they will use it up within a day because it is so fun! This looks like the perfect solution!
    Tanks for sharing with my Super Link Party! :-)

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    1. Isn't that funny how we know our kids so well!?! lol Glad I could share a solution. :)

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  8. How awesome!! My husband and I LOVE foam soap, but it's hard for me to "splurge" and actually buy them. This is great! Thank you for posting!

    <>< Kristen
    www.createdtobehis31.blogspot.com

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    1. Spluge is the correct word! When you're watching your spending, it seems like an unneccessary use of funds to buy the more expensibe foamy soap. I got mine on sale with a coupon and then made this when it ran out. :)

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  9. I love super easy tips like this! And I love Dr. Bronner's! I use it for everything around the house - I'm so doing this right now :) Thanks for linking up at Tiny Tip Tuesday!

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  10. oooh this is wonderful!!!! Pinning it and sharing it!
    Found you at weekend whatever!
    Emily
    www.weakandloved.com

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  11. Oh dear! I would love to read your blog but I am having so much trouble because the background picture is showing through - I really can't read it! Is there a way for me to turn this off?

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    1. So sorry, I'm new to this :) I adjusted the fade on it. I hope this helps! Please let me know if you continue to have issues. Thanks!!

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  12. It's also great timing to find this post as I've recently ordered some Dr. Bronners soap to make some homemade shampoo and my liquid soap has just come to an end too, so I'm going to follow your directions for this soap. Thank you so much for sharing this.

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