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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A Tip For Tuesday - Save on Hand Soap (NOT diy!)

I don't know about you, but I like the foaming hand soaps for the bathroom sinks.

With kids in a constant state of motion, I always wonder if the soap is really being distributed well across their hands, and I think the foaming hand soaps ensure that it is.

However, they cost more, and I'm always looking for good ways to save money.

Now, before you go get your iron kettle out and curse me for telling you to make your own homemade soaps or reuse your bar soap slivers, just chillax a sec.

It's nothing like that. All you have to do is buy those big giant, "economical" soft soap refills. When your foaming hand soap dispenser is empty, just fill it about 1/3 of the way with the refill stuff, and add water to the top. Swirl it around a bit and replace the dispenser thingy, and voila, you've refilled the bottle for a small fraction of the cost of replacing the whole thing. Plus, you've reused your dispenser, so less stuff going into the landfills, and all that.

Those lttle bottles of foaming handsoap cost a couple bucks a pop.
The big giant refill bottles cost about $5.00.
So for what you would spend to buy two of the little ones, you can buy enough to refill about a bazillion bottles, give or take.

So there you have it. My Tip for Tuesday will save you money and save the planet.

No iron kettles required.


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  1. This works great! I have been doing this for a long time, and it also works with any of the clear(not lotion style) shampoos, or baby wash. Saves a bazillion dollars a year around here!

  2. That's b/c you are wiser than I, Rooster Inn! I only figured this out recently. I was replacing the foaming soaps with full-strength liquid soap, but it didn't work. Watering it down did the trick, though.



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