I have a weakness. I love Bath & Body Works foaming soap, and use it in the bathroom and in the kitchen. But, what I ended up finding is that I use A LOT more of it in the kitchen because I'm constantly washing my hands... touch chicken, wash hands. Touch egg, wash hands. On and on. So, I was going through a lot of the soap, and while I think it's a relatively good deal, especially when you hit a good sale, I was replacing it too often and I didn't want to have to buy nearly as quickly.
So, I scoured the Internet looking for an answer, and I found crazy things like boiling vinegar and soap and using exact mixtures of all of these different things... and I thought there had to be an easier way.
First, gather your supplies. You're going to need:
• Some sort of liquid soap. I am using a basic SoftSoap Antibacterial Hand Soap... there isn't much if any scent. I am using the 2.5 qt refill size.
• An empty foaming hand soap container. I'm using a Bath and Body Works 8.75 oz size (which I believe is the standard size.) You've got to have the foaming hand soap container as the pump on this one is the reason why this works. It's got to do with the smaller cylinder towards the tube.
Fill your bottle up with water, right up until you're at the top of the sticker. Don't overfill, you'll need some room to shake!
Replace your foaming soap pump top, screw it on tight and shake the living daylights out of it. I don't know if it's the SoftSoap, but mine never separates after this, so that is not a problem.
And that's it! Most simple tutorial ever. No boiling who knows what, adding this and that - plain and simple foaming soap. I use so little soap out of this SoftSoap refill that I can refill my foaming soap pump multiple times (my guess would be at least 50-75 times with this size refill - I started refilling my soap when this refill was about half way gone, and I've done this foaming soap thing probably 5 or 6 times and used only about an inch of the refill!) - making this a very cheap refill alternative!
Thanks for following along! :) Let me know how this works for you!