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I prefer foaming hand wash for any soap dispensers in my home that might be used by my kids, though if I’m being honest, I like to use it too. I’ve watched my children put soap on their hands many times. It goes something like this: They pump a dollop of soap onto their hands and then without much movement to spread that soap around their hands and create suds, they target the “soap spot” with the water and rinse that spot off. When my kids wash their hands with foaming soap, they seem to more instinctively understand to rub that foam all around their hands! It just makes me feel more confident that their little hands are getting clean.
When I figured out how to make my own foaming hand wash mix, I started saving a lot of money because the recipe uses a fraction of hand wash concentrate. With 6 people in our family and plenty of guests, I want to make our hand wash stretch as far as possible while also encouraging frequent hand washing.
The story of figuring this out started with a thoughtful gift. I received a bottle of Method brand foaming hand wash from a friend, which I had never tried before. I really enjoyed the foaming aspect, so when the bottle was empty, I wanted to figure out how to refill it with my favorite soap. This is the recipe that worked out best:
Foaming Hand Wash Recipe
- Start with a soap dispenser and bottle that has the awesome foaming ability.
- Fill the foaming hand wash bottle with 80-85% water
- Fill the remaining 15-20% with the hand soap of your choice (I recommend Shaklee’s Hand Wash Concentrate)
- Put the pump/cap on the bottle and shake.
- You are ready to have awesome foaming hand wash!
I recommend Shaklee’s Hand Wash Concentrate because it is completely safe for even the tiniest hands in your house and feels amazing. The foam bubbles feel silky and spa-like. You can order it from my Shaklee distributor website HERE. The big refill bottle will last forever now that I’ve found a way to use it in foaming hand soap! I love finding a way to use my favorite products, but save money in the process!
Okay, and you know I care about random things like how the hand wash dispensers look, so I put a little vinyl on a few of them, though I left the one for my kitchen sink plain.
Here’s to cleaner and happier hands!