How to Make Foaming Hand Soap Refills

by Katie on April 11, 2012

Did you know that you can refill foaming hand soap? Yep – you sure can, and it will save you lots of money!

Here is what you need:
Empty foaming hand soap container
Regular hand soap

Start out by pouring about 1 inch of regular soap into the foaming soap container. Now fill it up with warm water and give it a shake (with the lid on of course :)). There you have it…a brand new foaming soap container for the fraction of the cost of a new one!

Linked to: Frugal Friday

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Misty April 12, 2012 at 7:47 am

Hmmm. I am going to give that a try soon!!! :) Thanks

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Sara April 12, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Great tip! I can’t wait to try it out :)

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'Becca April 13, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Yes!! I’ve been doing this for a year or two, and it works so well and saves so much money!

I recommend putting in the water first and then the soap, though. Otherwise, when you add the water, it foams up so that you can’t fill it all the way.

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Katie April 16, 2012 at 5:38 pm

Becca, thanks for the great tip :) I will have to try it that way, because you are right…it foams a lot!!

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Tiffanee April 15, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Brilliant!!

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Cherie April 16, 2012 at 9:54 am

I’ve done this too (it’s the Mamaw coming out in me!!!! F-R-U-G-A-L :)

I’ve had a problem with the pump sticking somewhat after refilling a couple of times tho……is there a way to fix that???

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Katie April 16, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Hmmm…well I’m only on my second refill and I haven’t had this happen to me. Sorry I’m no help :(

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Nicole April 17, 2012 at 5:32 pm

Hi There, found you through frugal fridays. this is a great tip! I prefer foam for hand-washing but have never bought them because I figured it was a waste of money. But now I can see I can buy a foam pump and then just refill it with regular- super cool!

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Katie April 17, 2012 at 10:33 pm

Hi Nicole! I was always to cheap to buy them…but I got one as a gift and LOVED it!

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Ron December 11, 2012 at 5:50 pm

Cherie,
If you’ll take the pump off and run it under hot water, working the pump mechanism, you should be able to fix that sticking pump. It’s probably just soap buildup.

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