Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Pump it Up

Gentle Foaming Hand Soap, you know what I'm talking about - the ones in the endless variety of scents from Bath & Body Works? My family goes through those vanilla scented cleansers like I go through a bag of chips! I have scored some pretty nice savings on foaming soap at B&BW, but what to do when there's no sale in sight? I improvised at the kitchen sink. I've been able to find Dawn liquid dish detergent 10.3 fl oz for as low as 75 cents, when combining a sale and a coupon, at Walgreens. Now, for pros like Ronda and Stephanie, they've probably gotten dish detergent for free or even made money on it. I've had my share of freebies, but I need to watch those sales cycles better! But I digress (that will happen a lot...). I squirted some of the Dawn into the empty B&BW's foaming soap container, added some water, and WHAM! Foaming Soap! I like this because, at the sink we'd been using the Dawn to wash our hands. We were using way more Dawn than was needed for hands. Also, the B&BW Foaming Soap wasn't cutting through the grease like Dawn would. So, now we are using less Dawn and B&BW Foaming Soap, but still getting our hands squeaky clean at the kitchen sink.


  1. That's a really cool idea! Thanks for sharing. Way to be savvy!

  2. TJ,

    I am a firm believer in "every bit counts". For example, we have a stackable washer / dryer, which is really quite small. I use less than the recommended amount of liquid laundry detergent since my washing machine is so much smaller than the standard size. While chatting with some neighbors, I mentioned this and was surprised to learn they do not do the same. They had been using the detergent's "recommended" amount all along! One neighbor stopped me the other day and said she couldn't believe how much longer a bottle of liquid laundry detergent is lasting her family since cutting back. Their clothes are clean and they are saving money. Everyone is happy!