Imagen de avatar 24/410 Plastic of best hand lotion in pump
24/410 Plastic of best hand lotion in pump

What you should know about foam hand soap

A very important part of the mixture is the actual mixing. Its never recommended to shake or stir your mixture with a closed lid. Instead, use a spoon to stir your non-foaming soap and water throughly. Be sure that your 2 ingredients are completly disolved together.This is a very note. Although its much simpler to use good ole tap water or filtered to fill up your soap dispenser, over time this can cause microbial contamination. You may opt to distill your water through a boiling process, although these can be more time consuming.

Although you may go through your soap pretty quickly, we thought it worth mentioning just in case you use your soap slowly. Using the DIY foam mixture within 30 days is recommended. Once finished or at the end of 30 days, wash your soap dispenser base with clean soap and water and then refill. If your glass soap dispenser base is dishwasher safe, this is the easiest way to clean or sanitize before your next refill. And, although we are on the subject of DIY foaming soap, checking expirations for any on-body product such as lotions, make-up, shampoos, etc is wise, as they most likely have an expiration. Even hand sanitizer expires! Do you add essential oils and other ingredients to your mix? If so, you might want to check the shelf life before doing so.

While your water might be good for a period of time, and your soap is good for a period of time, this doesn’t mean your oil/essential oil  or any other added ingredient) is good for the same amount of time. And, this can cause your entire batch to go rancid. Check all ingredients for shelf life before added to your mix.If you find that your pump is sticking or refusing to foam, check that your essential oil is not the culprit. Some oils can create a build up on the inner filters; damaging the pump.

When selecting your foaming soap container, you may consider whether you should use plastic or glass. We of course recommend a glass foam soap dispenser with a metal foam pump. Some people will purchase a 1-use-only plastic dispenser bottle and continue to refill this same plastic bottle over and over. And, while they have the best intentions to stop the waste of plastic, there are some troubling issues when reusing plastic soap bottles. Most importantly when you reuse plastic soap bottles over and over they can leach chemicals. Most kitchens and bathrooms especially shower rooms can get steamy and hot which may only increase the leaching process. Some soap companies and food companies have began putting notices on their plastic bottles to not reuse them.


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