Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Frugal Foaming Dish Soap


I really like the foaming hand soap from Bath and Body Works.  I love how the soap comes out all sudsy with no need to lather!  

Well, I wanted to find a way to have that same convenience in my kitchen.  I decided to recycle an empty foaming bottle and make my own foaming dish soap.  
Really there's not much to it...



Reusing an empty foaming hand soap bottle I rinsed out any leftover soap and peeled off the label.

{You can use goo-gone or nail polish remover to get the glue off.}

I added a small amount of liquid dish soap and then filled the rest of the bottle with water.  



Give it a little shake and try it out. 

My ratio was approximately 1 part soap to 6 parts water.  
Of course, if it seems too thick try less soap and more water.

{I had to add a little vinyl to make it more fun!}


I love that it is so easy to use and also stretches my liquid soap a little further.

It is of course not as concentrated as the full strength liquid soap, but it works great for the pre-dishwasher cleaning that I do on most of my dishes and really for all of my general dishwashing.  

{If I have an extremely greasy plastic dish then I can still pull out the liquid soap from under my sink if I need to.}  

It's nice to use a lot less soap for the same sink full of dishes and not even notice the difference!  


Foaming Dish Soap Works For Me!

5 comments:

  1. Great money saving idea!! Thanks for sharing
    Sue

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  2. I was just going to do this!! Love it!

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  3. My bottle is nearly empty and I was going to research about making my own - thanks for saving me the trouble! ;)
    The vinyl adds a cute detail!

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  4. Do you think this ratio would work for handsoap as well? I love the foaming hand soap but it's so much more expensive that regular liquid handsoap. I'd be curious if anyone has tried it.

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