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Dr. Bronner's Magic Foaming Soap

photo by Dave Koch

We use a lot of soap in our house and I've always been a fan of Dr. Bronner's Magic Pure Castile Soap but the huge squirt bottle kind of sucks.  Really.  What I discovered recently is that the magic really occurs when you dilute it into a foaming hand soap pump.

Well, you've got to wash your hands, and you've always got dishes to do... so why not do them the Magic Pure Castile way?

Begin with a fancy foaming hand pump soap, we use Dial [don't you wish everyone did...?]  

Use it up.

photo by Dave Koch




I grew up on the stuff, usually the Peppermint scent.  It works great for cutting grease on dishes and it doesn't do a nasty toll on your "dish-pan" hands.  Unfortunately, it never has had a decent delivery system - until I tried putting it into foaming hand soap pumps.  Now it is complete.



We have used the Peppermint, the Lavender, and the Tea Tree Oil.  I even added a little Tee Tree Oil that I had sitting around to each batch.  Why not?  

photo by dave Koch

For each, add a small squirt (maybe an ounce or so) to the soap bottle, fill the rest up with water, cap it and you're done.  

I'm not the cheapest bastard in the the bunch but let's do the math:

A 32 ounce bottle of Dr. Bronner's costs $15 and will make about 20 batches of hand soap.  That's about 75 cents per batch and I swear it works as good as - or better than the stuff you have laying around.

Give it whirl!  I'm going to try the Rose or the Eucalyptus next...

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Reader Comments (3)

Oh wow, I love Dr. Bronner's soap and was almost afraid to read this post for fear you were going to try to change my mind about its "magic." Instead, you've inspired me to new heights. I have the soap and the tea tree just have to deplete and "repurpose" a foaming soap dispenser. Super cool, and thanks!

April 13, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpam collier

Dr. Bronner's is the best! Great idea.

April 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlisaiscooking

Now that the Tea Tree is running low, I'm starting to think about combining...




Can you tell we have a ton of hibiscus and lemons around right now?

April 16, 2009 | Registered CommenterDave Koch

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