Artfully Foaming Hand Soap

Artfully foaming hand soap

Foaming hand soap dispensers created and hand painted by Wendy Summers are beautiful and useful. Elegantly adorn your bath or kitchen sink with this little artfully foaming hand soap dispenser!

Artfully foaming hand soap dispenser with hand painted lavender flowers.

Artfully foaming hand soap dispenser with hand painted lavender flowers.

Homemade Moisturizing Foaming Soap

This is a soap pump designed for foaming soap, which is thinner than regular liquid soaps. You may thin liquid soaps using a ratio of one part liquid soap to five parts water. ***do not use liquid soaps that contain solid moisturizing beads. The beads will clog the pump.

Create your own artfully foaming hand soap suds with this wonderful recipe:

Ingredients: Water, natural liquid soap of your choice, vegetable glycerin (optional for extra moisturizing), a few drops of your choice of essential oils (optional — citrus oils like lemon on orange are great choices!)

Directions: Fill foaming soap dispenser with water, approximately 4/5 full. Fill remaining space with a liquid soap of your choice (and glycerin and essential oils, if using) being careful not to get too close to the top. Shake gently to mix and use. Note: Do not add the soap first. If you do, the soap will foam up as you are adding the water to fill the container and you will end up with a foaming, half-filled container. Enjoy!

5 reasons foaming hand soap is a good idea

On average Americans wash their hands 10 times per day. Washing our hands often is the best way to deal with germs. There are many benefits to using foaming soap rather than other bar or liquid soaps…here are 5 great reasons:

  • The bubbles in foam soap are created with an infusion of air during the pumping process–not chemicals and propellants like traditional foam products (shaving cream, hair mousse, etc.)
  • The main ingredient in foam soaps is…air! Which means foaming hand soap contains a lot less actual soap compared to bar and liquid cleansers.
  • The soap liquid in foam dispensers is basically a diluted version of regular liquid soap. That means less soap gets wasted with each use!
  • Foam soap is not as thick or slippery as other soap. Less water is required to rinse it off. Studies have found that foam soap users use about 16% less water than liquid soap users to wash their hands. If you do not wet your hands prior to the final rinse, you can use 45% less water!
  • You can mix it up yourself, saving time, money, and protecting your family from chemicals!