Mommy After Midnight

What mommies do after everyone else has gone to bed.

How to Make Your Own Foam Soap

Whoever created foam soap is a genius. It comes out pre-lathered so you don’t have to leave the faucet running while you scrub your hands together! It’s not thick and difficult to wash off! And it’s mostly water, so you know that when stores charge the same for their foam soap as they do for their other soaps, they are making a ton of profit off the foam stuff. Hey, I can’t fault a company for wanting a higher profit margin.

I can, however, save some pennies from time to time by making my own, and with just a few supplies, you can make your own too.

supplies
What you’ll need:

  • A container and dispenser for the soap, preferably one with a wider spout like the ones in the stores
  • Some gel soap (like shower gel – NOT lotion-type soap)
  • Water
Fill up the bottom of your soap container with gel soap. The amount doesn't really matter, but more soap will be thicker, and less soap will be thinner. I like to fill up the container about one-quarter of the way full.

1. Fill up the bottom of your soap container with gel soap. The amount doesn’t really matter, but more soap will be thicker, and less soap will be thinner. I like to fill up the container about one-quarter of the way full.

Fill up the container with water, leaving some room at the top for the bubbles that will be made when you mix the water and soap together.

2. Fill up the container with water, leaving some room at the top for the dispenser.

Put the dispenser back into the bottle and gently mix the water and gel together. Don't shake too vigorously or else it will create a lot of bubbles. I like to roll mine to mix it. Do this for just a minute or two and then let it sit. I made mine just before bed, and when I came back the next morning, the gel and water had continued to mix itself and the solution was a nice transparent blue (instead of the blue being all gobbed up in the bottom of the bottle.)

3. Put the dispenser back into the bottle and gently mix the water and gel together. Don’t shake too vigorously or else it will create a lot of bubbles. I like to roll mine to mix it. Do this for just a minute or two and then let it sit. I made mine just before bed, and when I came back the next morning, the gel and water had continued to mix itself and the solution was a nice transparent blue (instead of the blue being all gobbed up in the bottom of the bottle.)

And there you have it! With some supplies you might already have around the house, you can make your own foaming soap for much less than you could purchase it. For a fun twist, take two scented soaps that compliment each other (for instance, mango soap and strawberry soap) and put a little of both in the container. You just made your own custom scent! Make a few batches to give as gifts, or keep them all to yourself. Most of all, have fun with it!

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