It amazes me how sometimes the coolest ideas are the most obvious ones! I am one of those people who HAS to have hand soap next to the sink. Kitchen AND bathroom. I’ve tried to break myself of the habit a couple of different times….but I just can’t do it. I’ve even tried replacing it with bar soap which is considerably cheaper, with less-packaging, but it just doesn’t do it for me. I have switched to the foaming type soap however. It seems to last longer and I actually like it better. Feels more “soapy”. :-)
After I read it…I had one of those “hand slap to the forehead” moments. duh! lol. Made too much sense and was too easy. Seems like some of the best ideas usually are.
So here it is…the “recipe”. Prepare to be amazed.
You will need:
Pour one tablespoon of liquid dish soap into an empty foaming soap dispenser.
Fill the rest of the dispenser with water (leaving a little space at the top of the container).
Screw on the lid and shake.
Pump the dispenser a few times to get the foaming started.
The KEY is the foaming soap bottle/pump. This won’t work with a regular pump bottle. I bought the very one posted above. Method brand, clear. (I have to have clear…I’m weird that way.) Today when I realized it was almost gone, I mixed up the above “recipe” and voila! Looking at it you can’t tell any difference from the bottle I first bought and it literally cost pennies to make. I’m happy.
Now, for those of you who already figured this out all on your own…I salute you. I’m afraid my brain tends to try and over complicate most things. Thank goodness for the logical thinkers out there. :-)
I was making a new batch of this stuff tonight and noticed that the chamber at the top of the tube had some discolored liquid just sitting in there. It was hardly noticeable, but it was bugging me because I couldn’t figure out how to get it out! I was about ready to go buy a new bottle (*GASP*). I tried taking the tube out of the bottle and sticking it in a glass of water and pumping plain water through it. Nope, still there. So I turned it upside down and tried pumping it some more and VOILA! Came right out. Now my soap bottle is clean and sparkly again. :-) AND, even though it gets used multiple times a day, each and every day, it still works EXACTLY as well as when I first bought it about 4 months ago. This definitely one of my favorite Homemade products!