Sunday, January 11, 2009

Saving Money on Soap

I have been able to cut back on my grocery bill by using foaming soaps. It saves money because it uses a lot less soap. The regular liquid soap dispensers dish out way too much at a time.

The foaming soaps are a little more first. It's the foaming part that makes the bottle expensive, not the soap because the bottles actually have 2/3 less soap than the same size bottle of just regular hand soap. But you need to purchase a few at first and then you can start to re-fill them yourself. It's super easy!

Step 1: Choose Your Bottle

Here are some examples of types of foaming bottles you might find.

Foaming soaps aren't just limited to hand soap. You can also use them for dish soap and body washes too. I've even put baby wash in them and the baby loves the bubbles at bathtime!

Step 2: Gather the real soap you will be using to re-fill the bottle with.

Here I'm using a liquid dish soap.

Step 3: Fill the foaming dispenser to 1/3 with soap.

Step 4: Fill the rest of the bottle with water.
So the formula is 1/3 part soap to 2/3 part water.

Step 5: Put the lid back on and give it a shake.
Amazingly enough, once it is all shaken up, it doesn't really seem to separate and you can just pump away to your hearts content.

That's it! Really not that hard now is it? The cool thing is it really extends the life of the liquid soap for a long time meaning you won't have to buy as often. I mean, look at how much is still left in that bottle! I will be able to re-fill that thing a few more times before I need to go buy more soap. And if I had been using an even larger bottle of soap, it would last me even longer!

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