Save money buy making your own foaming soap right at home
Who loves to save money? I know I do. I also love making my own beauty products which can be somewhat complicated but there is nothing easier than making foaming soap with this super simple recipe.
Rather than spending $4 or $5 for every single bottle of soap at the grocery store, this basic recipe will only cost you as little as 15 cents per bottle.
What makes this homemade soap even better is that you can very easily personalize the scent and color to match your mood or even the decor of your bathroom.
Feeling floral? Add rose water or lavender oil for a fresh spring scent. In the fall, you may want to try a heavier, musky scented soap such as sandalwood or eucalyptus.
To change the color, simply add a few drops of soap making dyes. (I don’t recommend food dyes as they may stain your towels).
Did you see my other beauty recipes?
DIY Bath Bombs
Brown Sugar & Vanilla Body Scrub
DIY Lotion Bars & Lip Balm
Making your foaming soap
How much of the liquid soap you need will depend on how large your dispenser is. This may take a little bit of trial and errror.
Hint: Start with less soap than you think you will need. You can always add more!
For a large dispenser like mine, I placed 3 Tablespoons of the liquid soap in the dispenser and then, I slowly filled it with very warm water.
Note: If you turn the faucet on full, you will make a bunch of bubbles which delays the process.
Then, I gently turned the dispenser back and forth to dissolve and incorporate the soap. Finally, I added a few drops of soap colorant and essential oil to finish my foaming soap.
Hint: Always fill your bottle with the warm water before adding the soap. If you add the soap first, it will foam up as you add the water.
Save even more money on your homemade soap!
I bought this foaming soap bottle at Dollar Tree. That bottle has lasted for at least six months now. The nice thing is they come in different colors so even if you don’t add soap dye, you still have a somewhat pretty soap bottle on your vanity.
These days, I am keeping an eye open at the thrift shops to see if I can find a glass ceramic dispenser.
THAT’S IT! Really! That is all there is to it. These hand mixed soaps also make wonderful DIY gift ideas which you can personalize with the colors and scents.
This about a teacher’s gift, Mother’s Day, birthdays or even Christmas stocking stuffers!
Do you have a favorite beauty recipe? Please share in the comments below!