How to Make Foaming Hand-Soap

I make my foaming hand-soap for pennies rather than $3-4.00 per container.  The foaming hand-soap dispenser is available on-line for $1.19 each at Specialty Bottle Co.  These bottles are reusable.  I have three I have used for over 2 yrs.  I brought a well-done expensive name brand dispenser and it worked 2 weeks.  Costs does not necessarily indicate the quality of the product.



  • Dr. Bronner’s liquid Castile soap (I use baby mild as I do not like my soap scented)
  • 250 ml Clear Tabletop Plastic or glass Bottle with Foamer Pump
  • water (distilled preferred)





  • Fill bottle with water (distilled preferred) a little over 1/2 full.  You need to leave room for the liquid soap and room for the foamer pumper.  I place 2-3 tablespoons of Dr. Bronner’s Liquid Baby Mild Castle Soap (I do not like my soap scented) into bottle, place pump on top, shake well. Shake before each use if you desire.
  • If  soap does not make enough foam to suit you, add more of the liquid soap.  I like a nice full body of foam that will clean well.  Always put water in first because if you add after the soap, you will get lots of suds coming out the top of the bottle.


You are finished, it is ready to use for pennies per bottle.  You can use any of Dr. Bronner’s liquid soaps:  almond, baby unscented, citrus, eucalyptus, lavender, peppermint, rose, or tea tree.  Yes, other companies make pure Castile soaps in solid and liquid, I can not say if they are as good as Dr. Bronner’s. I have included 3 photos of the liquid soaps.




This recipe is cheap, easy to make, and works better than products I have purchased off the shelf.


NOTE:  Dr. Bronner’s products are all fair trade certified and have a large choice of different soaps and products; available on the internet at and Amazon as well as others.  Be a wise shopper and purchase your ingredients and products from reliable and reputable sites.



I received no monetary gain, endorsement for my blog, or products for endorsing Dr. Bronner’s products on my blog.



All suggestions/ideas/recipes on my blog have not been reviewed, test, or approved by any government agency, FDA, scientific organization, or expert.  Make and use this suggestions/ideas/recipes at your own risk.



All photos on my blog of Dr. Bronner’s products were used with permission from Tom Moylan, Communications Associate, Movement Media.  Specialty Bottle Company provided bottle for photography.


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