How to Make a Foam Soap Refill

Tricia Ballad

Foam hand soaps feel luxurious, but they can be expensive to refill. You do not have to give up this little luxury just because you are tightening your budget. Making your own foam hand soap refill is not difficult, and you do not need special ingredients.

You will need to buy the foam soap dispenser. Foam soap dispensers work by injecting air into the soap during the dispensing process. Regular soap dispensers simply measure out a predetermined amount of soap at each pump. The injected air is the key to making soap foamy right out of the dispenser.

  1. Measure 1 cup of water into the saucepan. Set the pan over medium-high heat and bring it to a boil.

  2. While you wait for the water to boil, measure 1 teaspoon of liquid dish soap into the glass or ceramic bowl.

  3. Carefully pour the boiling water into the bowl. Mix gently with a wooden spoon until the soap is completely dissolved.

  4. Let the soap and water mixture cool to room temperature.

  5. Pour the cooled soap mixture into the foam soap dispenser. Use a funnel to avoid spilling.

  6. Tip

    You can multiply the amounts given to create larger batches of foam soap refills. Store in an airtight container out of direct light.


    Use caution when working with boiling water.