Step 3: You're finished!

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Now you're on to using less soap, and wasting less plastic!

Behind the scenes: Soap itself doesn't really clean your hands. Soap merely makes most dirt more happy to mix with water than it is to stick to your hands. Hence why this product is so great. You can start with the foam (already 4:1 mixed with water) and do most of the hand cleaning with that, then simply use a LITTLE tap water to rinse off. Water savings too!

Downside - its more work. Alternately, you could prepare some watered-down hand-soap in a spare 4L jug, and keep that handy to refill your pumps.

gk16513 years ago
I've often wondered how this could be done. I love the foamy soap and not wasting the bottles. Yay!
bmohr3 years ago
Very nice. I've tried this in the past, but never seemed to get the ratio right. Now with the extra knowledge, it's time to try again. A tip on the agitation. Sometimes I would put a marble or ball bearing in the bottom of the container to help with the mixing. I guess a small shell or two might even work better.

frollard (author)  bmohr3 years ago
Great tips -- the trick is it can't be too viscous; so less is more!
Great instructable, but "more work"? Really? It would be harder for me to find somewhere to store a 4L container.

Pour, fill, shake, done. Twenty seconds, max. I'd probably take more time walking down the aisle to get a new dispenser. ;)
frollard (author)  FooGlacticon5 years ago
Comparing the options of putting a little soap in a container and some water then shaking, to just buying a new one...yeah its 'more' - marginally. :D

MichaelW6 years ago
It works! Thanks.
frollard (author)  MichaelW6 years ago
You're welcome, glad you gained from it!