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Make Foam Soap Homemade For Pennies

Updated on September 4, 2009

Dial Complete Foam Soap Dispenser for the Frugalist

Hand and dish foam soap dispensers are not NEW, Pampered Chef has had a foam soap dispenser for years now. Foam soap dispensers have recently become much more popular now that Dial has a brand new hand soap line using them. Dial Complete is about the same price as the regular hand soap but it is a cheap way to get a durable foam soap dispenser for making cheap foam soap at home. Consider the foam soap already in it a freebie. Why should you use theDial Complete Foam Soap Dispenser to make your own foam soap at home? Because it will cost you just pennies for each bottle full. Save money and enjoy the ease of washing with foam soap

The Recipe

Add 3 tablespoons of liquid soap to foam soap dispenser bottle and fill with cold or warm water.

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How Much Will It Really Save.. The Math

Consider that when full, a bottle of Dial Complete in the 7.5 ounce size has about 186 pumps in it. One person washing their hands 3 times a day using one pump and it will last you about 2 months. Or, 2 people will use it in 1 month. The math equals out to 2.4 cents per pump to use the foam soap dispenser.

A Family of 4 people who are washing their hands 3 times a day, every day would go through a bottle of foam soap in about 2 weeks. A bottle of 7.5 ounce Dial Complete costs approximently $4.00 depending where you buy it.

Here is where the fun comes in. A bottle of the 7.5 ounce regular Dial antibacterial soap costs about $3.00. To refill your Dial Complete foam soap dispenser you will need 1.5 ounces of soap or 3 tablespoons. That's 5 refills using one regular 7.5 ounce bottle of regular Dial antibacterial or $.60 cents per refill. Buying a cheaper brand of regular liquid soap will save you even more. Pick up a botle of Soft Soap or Suave Hand Soap on sale for $1 and pay just$.20 per refill.

If you are paying just a quarter per refill with your foam soap dispenser, an entire family of 4 can wash there hands 3 times a day for just 2 cents a day give or or take a few tenths of a cent. Who can't handle 2 cents for a days use of foam soap?

Two Pennies a Day!!

Using 3 tablespoons of regular hand soap in your foam soap dispenser can costs as little as 2 pennies a day for a family of 4 if they are washing their hands 3 times a day.

Other Foam Soap Pump Dispensers

You don't just have to buy the Dial Complete foam soap dispensers. Pampered Chef and some other brands have soap foam pumps that work just as well. Pampered Chef was the original foam soap dispenser. Bath and body works also have some great foam soap dispensers that can be refilled and reused.

Look above !! for some great alternatives to the Dial soap dispensers. These are sold at Ebay and generally in lots of 3 or more. A great savings so that you can have them in the bathrooms, kitchen and in the camper.

Don't Forget The Dishes

You don't need to just limit yourself to foam hand soap. Take a tip from Dawn's Direct Foam and make a bottle up of foam dishwashing soap. Bring it into the shower and use it with body wash for a foamy wash.


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