Friday, May 11, 2012

It's soapy!

Here is a little tip on saving money on your foamy hand soap. You may already be doing this. I didn't know about it a couple months ago. One day when we ran out of hand soap my husband told me a trick (I guess you could call it that?) someone told him about making your hand soap go further. After he told me I was like "Oh duh! I should have thought of doing that! I wouldn't have bought all those bottles of foaming hand soap over the years".

You just buy a foaming hand soap dispenser (which I had already bought) and you fill it with a little bit of dish soap and slowly put water in it. Then turn it upside down and back and forth to get it mixed together. And voila! It is a whole new bottle of FOAMING hand soap.

It really doesn't take much dish soap. At first it freaked me out a little bit. Being the germ freak I am. I was like "will it be good enough to clean our hands with?". But, the more I got thinking about it, the better I felt. Because, dish soap is already really concentrated. And I've heard it's not so much about the soap that removes germs anyways. It's the water and friction of rubbing your hands together. And if you think about it, when you buy the foaming hand soap at the store, it's really made of a lot of water too. I'm still careful about not diluting the soap too much because I am sort of this germ freak. ;-)

But honestly it does feel really soapy (is that a word?) even tho it's a bit diluted.

So that's my little tip I wanted to share....And do you remember me talking about organizing/decluttering/cleaning my house? Well, I finally got the kid's toys in their room done! Whooohoo. It's been a long process, which means they had too many toys. But, it's finally under control and I'm about to take some pictures to prove it! So I will have that post later today. Aren't you just on the edge of your seat excited? Haha!

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  1. What a great tip! Thanks for sharing, I am going to try it! :)

    Have a great weekend!

  2. Thanks! I have some almost empty foam bottles, I'll have to try this one out! -Jessica