Save Money While Saving The Planet By Switching to Foam Soap Dispensers
This week I’ve partnered with Mile High Online to offer you some cool eco-friendly tips and decor ideas that will save you money!
One very simple way to reduce waste is to buy resuasable foam soap dispensers. This helps save the planet in two ways:
When you buy hand and dish soap in bulk to use in refillable containers less plastic is used overall.
If you use a refillable foam soap dispenser you can stretch that bulk container of soap even further since you have to dilute it down in a foam soap dispenser.
Not just does this method of conservation save waste, it also saves you money and trips to the grocery store.
For hand soap I love using castile soap in my foam soap dispensers. Any type of castile soap will work, but my favorite is the Dr. Bronner’s 18-in-1 Hemp Tea Tree Pure-Castile Soap. Tea tree oil is actually antibacterial (even the Mayo Clinic agrees) and hemp oil can help reduce anxiety.
Recipe for Castile Foaming Handsoap:
5 parts water
1 part castile soap
Using the 8.5 oz MHO plastic foaming dispensers, one 32oz bottle of Dr. Bronner’s castile soap (retails for $15.99) will make roughly 22 batches of hand soap. That makes each bottle of soap cost a little less than 79 cents. It also saves twenty-one plastic bottles from being made.
Recipe for Foaming Dish Soap
10 parts water
1 part dish soap
I personally go through bottles of the foam dish soap a bit faster than I would a traditional bottle of dish soap, so I’m not exactly sure how to price compare this, but it will really stretch out your dish soap. I have a Costco membership so I bought a 102 oz bottle for $6.99. One of these large bottles of dish soap will make about 132 8.5 oz bottles of foaming dish soap. So, even if you go through one a week, that means this will last you about two and a half years. Just think of all the bottles you wouldn't need to use and the money you would save in that amount of time.
Now you may have noticed that I added a bit of decor to mine. The MHO foaming soap dispensers are designed to fit up to a 1.5 in label. Here I’m going to show you how to quickly add a water-resistant design.
What you need:
Either a business label smaller or really any printed graphic that’s smaller than 1.5 in - I actually used wrapping paper I saved from Lush.
Clear glue - either liquid or a glue stick works
Either a cardboard box or a drop cloth
1. Glue the design in the center of the circle on the front of your foam soap dispenser. Make sure it’s completely dry before going to the next step.
2. Place foam dispenser on either a drop cloth or cardboard outside.
3. Spray Mod Podge over the label and let dry for 15 minutes.
4. Repeat step 3 two more times to make it solidly water-resistant.
If you’re considering switching to switching to reusable foam dispensers check out MHO’s four pack for only $6.99 here. They save you a ton of money in just one year and are super easy to customize on your own.
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