Even though I have been out of commission for over a week now, I have managed to get a few things done. Mostly out of pure necessity. My son’s birthday party is next weekend and I have a ton of stuff to get done. Be prepared for some very Lego Batman intensive posts over the next week!

My foaming hand soap just ran out. Bummer, right? I love that stuff and the kids think it is awesome. It is not cheap. In fact, it is sort of a luxury for us unless I have a coupon. I am frugal after all. I keep reading about ways to make your own soap, and I thought I would give it a try. However, I kept seeing that you cannot make it with a creamy soap. I figured I would be a rule breaker and try it anyway. Guess what? It worked!

DIY Foaming Hand Soap

First, start by cleaning out your old foaming hand soap bottle. I used a little bit of rubbing alcohol to clean off the adhesive from the label. You can also use a vinegar soaked paper towel.

Next you will pour a small amount of your regular full strength liquid soap into the bottom. I used Target’s Up & Up Moisturizing Hand Soap. It is what I had on hand. I just eye-balled it, but I think it was about a tablespoon.
Next, you will slowly fill up the bottle with water. Don’t go too fast on this part or you will get too many bubbles. Screw the lid back on.
Now you will swirl the soap and water around until it is well mixed. You want to use a swirling motion and not a shaking motion to combine the soap with the water.
Lastly, enjoy your new soap {and your savings}!
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