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I have an old foamer pump leftover from when my mom bought a random J&J buddies product. We fill it with about 25% liquid Dr. Bs/75% water (I think, you might have to experiment with it), and it makes nice foamy soap! You can also buy a foamer pump on its own so you wouldn't have to deal with putting the J&J product back out into the environment, but it would definitely cost more. Depends on your standards.<br><br>
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i like the foamy method soap
 

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I love the EO brand Tea tree oil & lavender. One of our bathrooms has that, the other has Avalon Lavender. I find myself using the bathroom with the EO in it just so i can use it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Another vote for using diluted Dr Bronner's. I am reusing some old soap pumps and put about one oz of Dr Bs to 7-8 oz of water. I do add a few drops of tto for natural antibacterial.
 

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Am I the only one who finds Dr Bronners as a hand soap to be way too harsh on skin? It really dries my hands out, and with as much washing as I do I need something more moisturizing. I use a Kiss My Face liquid soap in an old Dial foaming pump. That one bottle of KMF has lasted almost two years now this way <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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aaaah, that's really interesting! I've never used a foaming dispenser before.<br><br>
yes, i need something moisturizing too.
 

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We're cheapos here!<br><br>
I just pop the slivers of soap that we use in the shower into a mason jar with warm water and let them melt into a liquid soap. We pop that into a used pump and call it our fav. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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I like Kiss My Face Pear! I sometimes find it at Trader Joe's for a little cheaper than the HFS or just wait for a sale and buy a few. I need to try one of those foaming pump things!
 

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Yes it's the pump that makes it foam. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I personally love dr. bronners as a hand soap (I dilute 1 part of dr. bronners with 2 parts water), but I also keep lotion by my soap and use a little each time I wash. I used to use Avalon organics hand soap, but it was so expensive if you wash your hands a lot - like $9 a bottle. Dr. bronners works better and the smell is much better to me (I use the unscented for hand soap).
 

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I use the Dr. Bronner's Liquid Almond with Distilled H2O seems more moisturizing. After I wash though I also have a small pump dispenser with Organic Cold-Press Olive Oil. I use a little on my hands to moisturize. Ancient Greek/Egytptian secret. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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DILUTE! DILUTE! OR WET SKIN WELL! OK!<br>
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We use 1 part Dr. Bronner's to 5 parts water in a small spray bottle, the kind drugstores sell for misting your hair. We used to have a foamer, but it kept clogging and finally broke; this has been more reliable. The only problem is that guests don't realize it is hand soap.<br><br>
Trader Joe's has a store brand liquid soap in a pump bottle that is pretty good. It says it is all-natural.<br><br>
Sun & Earth is also good, but I think it's antibacterial...been a few years since we had some.
 

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And I must say that the container refills nicely with other soap. It doesn't stick down like many of the foaming soap pumps do.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">DILUTE! DILUTE! OR WET SKIN WELL! OK!<br>
(to quote the bottle <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">)</div>
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I do!! I use literally a very small squirt and fill the rest with water. It dries out my cuticles completely. Although I never thought of staging a moisturizing lotion right next to it. Maybe once the KMF is gone I will try that method.
 
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