How to Make Your Own Foaming Hand Soap
From the recipe box of travel writer Carole Terwilliger Meyers.
It’s super easy and inexpensive to make your own foaming hand soap. I like to make a few extra bottles so that I can gift one to a friend when I visit. Here is what you need:
1 empty foaming soap bottle to recycle (I like a sturdy one that I kept from J. R. Watkins)
1 bottle of regular liquid hand soap
1. Measure plain tap water to the 3/4 cup mark on a Pyrex measuring cup. Always do this step first.
2. To the Pyrex measuring cup, add 1/4 cup of the liquid hand soap, bringing the measure to one full cup, or 8 ounces. Mix gently with a spoon.
3. Pour this into the clean, empty foaming soap bottle, leaving about 2 ounces empty. My Watkins bottle holds 9 ounces and works well even when I pour in the entire 8 ounces of soap mix.
4. Store any extra in a glass bottle with a tight top.
Note that when using foaming soap, you need a couple of squirts to get enough soap.
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