Here's what Pinterest promises: (actually Pinterest doesn't promise anything, but the link from Pinterest says:)
Next fill the bottle approximately one inch full with soap
Then fill to the top with hot water
Then shake well.
Hot water is important because it helps to dissolve the soap so it will mix better. If you don't mix it well enough the first few pumps will be quite soapy instead of foamy. Just shake it again and it should be fine. (Adventures of a DIY Mom)
Here's what I did:
I had an almost empty foam bottle that I'd bought from The Dollar Tree moons ago. I started by rinsing it out. When I was pumping clean water through, I cannot believe how much soap is stored in the pump itself! I pumped through 1/4 bottle of clean water and soap was still coming out until I said "good enough".
I used a bottle of regular soap we've had since before we bought the foaming soap, I figure it doesn't matter what type of soap is used but I'm thinking Bath & Body works Warm Vanilla Sugar would be amazing!
Following directions, I put in maybe 1" (maybe a little less) of soap into the empty bottle and filled the rest up with hot water. (Leave some room at the top when filling the bottle for shaking purposes). After 20-30 seconds the soap was dissolved.
|There's really soap in there, the bubbles at the top look like the pump but I promise its not.|
Seems legit. I washed my hands a couple of times to compare it to the other foaming soap and regular soap. It lost some of the fragrance from the regular soap but cleaned my hands like I would expect any soap to.
My hands are very dry after using this, much like the original foaming soap. Conclusion - foaming soap is not for sensitive or prone-to-dryness skin types.
Do you have problems with soap and your hands?