How to Make Foaming Dish or Hand Soap and Save Tons of Money

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Have you ever bought that foaming dish soap or hand soap? I have and I love it but what if you could make your own and save over $5.00 a refill (like you’d pay in the store).

You just need the foaming soap dispenser (buy at Walmart, Target, etc – a one time expense) and liquid soap which you can usually get for FREE with a coupon or for inexpensive.

Here’s how:

1. Rinse out your foaming soap container.
2. Fill the foaming container 1/4 with regular Dawn Dish Soap.

3. Then slowly fill up the container with water (you can tilt it so the water goes down the side and not onto the soap that way you don’t get a bubbly mess).

4. Put the top back on and slowly tip back and forth to mix (do not shake).

That’s it! You can use an 8oz bottle of the regular soap to make about 9 refills of foam soap which will bring you lots of savings!


Thanks, Mojosavings


  1. This is awesome, thanks!

  2. I do this with all of the soap dispensers in my house. I buy the Walmart brand antibacterial soap & when my foaming bathroom soap goes out I just fill it 1/4 of the way full, add warm water & gently mix.

  3. I do this all the time!!! I figured there had to be a way to get that cap off, and make my own. Been doing it for years!!! Works very well!

  4. thanks so much for the money saving tip!

  5. I have been doing this for quite awhile also!! I like to stock up when there is a clearance sale @ Bath and Body Works and then use the shampoo’s/shower gels to make my own foaming hand soap with dispener’s that I already have.

  6. I do this too but I use distilled water.

  7. Awesome!!! Will definitely give that a try!!!! šŸ˜€

  8. I just started buying refills. I was the one that used to buy a new soap pump every time. And I thought I was saving money now.

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