Monday, 28 March 2011
I'll admit, the only acne washes I like are the kind that come in the self-foaming bottle. But much to my chagrin, I haven't been able to find any lately. So, I had to improvise. I saved the old bottle with the self-foaming pump and refilled it. You can do this with any liquid soap you (or your family) like, and the fun part is, you use so much less soap that way!
1. Wash out a used self-foaming pump bottle; put the pump in clean water and pump it until no more bubbles come out. If you don't have a self-foaming bottle, use this as an excuse to go to Bath and Body Works with your coupon and get one with your favorite scent. Then, use it up and come back here.
2. Fill the bottle about 3/4 of the way up with water. You need room to add the soap, but you also need room so that the bottle won't overflow when you stick the pump back in and so that you can shake it up.
3. Start adding your soap. I think I did about one part soap to 6 parts water, but it's not an exact science. It will vary by the soap.
4. If you think you have about the right mixture, put the lid on and shake it up. Test by pumping the bottle and seeing if it makes good suds. If it does, you're done! If it doesn't, add some more soap and try again.
I was so surprised to look at the original bottle and realize that my foaming bottle only uses a fraction of the soap! Less is wasted when it's already foamy, too, so this bottle of face wash is going to last me pretty much forever.
I love having foaming soap in the kitchen and bathroom; it's nice for washing hands. It's also a lot more fun than regular soap, and you can get the pricier scented soap if you want--justifying that it makes five or six bottles of foaming soap.
How do you save money on toiletries without giving up the ones you prefer?