Did you know that the foam soap that you buy at the store contains mostly water and that it is actually the pump itself that creates the majority of the foam? Save yourself some money by diluting 6 parts water to 1 part of your favorite liquid soap.
Think about it...only 2 oz of liquid soap will fill your pint sized widemouth mason jar.
Step 1: What You Are Going to Need
* Wide mouth mason jar with lid, band and jar
* Clean foam pump with the bottle (you can reuse one that you already have, just clean it out)
* Bi-metal hole saw (most likely 1 1/2 or 1 3/4)
* A press to hold the lids in place
* Lubricating oil for saw
* Epoxy, water sealant, or any other waterproof glue
* Metal file
* Junior hacksaw
* Permanent marker
* Gloves and goggles
Okay, you ready?
You got this, you can do it :)
Step 2: Measure It
Step 3: Mark It
Step 4: Line It Up
Step 5: Secure It
Step 6: Lube It
Step 7: The First Cut
Step 8: Here We Go
Step 9: :O
Step 10: Great Job...now Do It Again
WEEEEEEEE!! Again!!! Again!!!!
Step 11: Clean It Up
Step 12: Now the Bottle
Step 13: Making Tabs
Step 14: Get It Together
Step 15: Assemble
Basicly, you sandwich the plastic threading between the two lids and make sure there is plenty of glue around the edging to prevent leaks and separation.
Step 16: Oops!
Step 17: Getting Situated
Step 18: Finishing Touches
Step 19: That's How It's Done!
Open Source Soap Co.
OSSC is starting from the beginning to develop a liquid base soap that is versatile in your home, easy on your wallet and kind to our environment. We are testing, documenting and sharing our process along the way because, we believe that everyone should have the right to know what is in their products and how they are made.
About the Pump
-Information on how to get the most out of foam pumps and common troubleshooting information
Basic "Lye Free" Liquid Castile Soap
-An all around great basic cleaner with only 3 ingredients used. Great start for beginners.
This is a from scratch recipe that uses KOH potassium hydroxide lye and should not be attempted unless you will take it seriously and follow all the safety precautions.