I hate it when this happens, but now I can’t find the original site where I got this idea from. The idea is so awesome, however, that I have to share it.
I don’t know about the rest of you parents out there, but I feel like we go through Little Man’s foaming body wash and shampoo like mad. Then I saw the post (which I cannot find… doh!) about how to more or less create your own foaming soap. This is one case where I’m not going out and to get the raw ingredients I need to create something, but instead am just making something I already have stretch farther. I love it!
All you need is an empty foaming soap dispenser and your favorite brand of non-foaming child’s body wash/shampoo. Pour enough of the body wash into your empty container to fill it about 1/4 of the way full. Then carefully fill the rest with cool water, leaving enough air at the top of the bottle so that the lid can be reinserted and the contents mixed without spilling. Then reinsert and secure the lid, and gently tip the bottle up and down until the soap and the water are mixed together. Resist the urge to shake the bottle as all you will do is make bubbles. Then use your new foaming bath soap as normal. Brilliant! My heartfelt thanks go out to that mystery blogger who gave me this great, money saving idea!
And if you have any other cool ideas, please feel free to share. I’m all for things that make life easier… and less expensive.