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The Never Ending Soap Dispenser

September 10th, 2006 at 11:16 pm

We’ve lived in our rental for 4-1/2 years. When we moved it, the only non-fixture items in the house were a roll of TP and a soap bottle by the sink. That same soap bottle is overflowing today!

I put my soap bits in there, instead of piggy backing them. My Guy likes a bar of soap, so he uses that and I use the pump bottle. It mushes well by itself, with some hot water now and then. I did try to nuke it once but it slightly warped the bottle. I will sometimes float it in my super hot baths (an admitted luxury) to soften, and then I shake.

Yesterday I bought a nice soap/lotion pump bottle as a gift for a particular friend; it's perfect for her. I was going to empty out the soap and wash it, so that she could do lotion or soap of her choice. Well, that liquid won’t fit in that 4-1/2 year old bottle.

I wonder how many of the original molecules from the original liquid soap are still bubbling in there?

4 Responses to “The Never Ending Soap Dispenser”

  1. LuxLiving Says:

    Hello Fellow Frugalista Soap Saver - I do the same exact thing! Right now mine has a ring of orange at the bottom from some leftover liquid soap that my FIL had and a gold ring of some old aloevera face soap that was hanging about. Mine also gets the chunks and slivers and a dose of occasional water!

    Here's to Us! BUBBLE ON!!

  2. Broken Arrow Says:

    Wow. That's kind of a strange thought there....

    I like the pump bottles as well.

    Except for my showers. Then I use bars.

  3. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    You made me laugh out loud in recognition of my own devices. Putting the bottle in the hot bath to help dissolve the old bar is a new one to me though.

    Hey how about solid deoderants? When I was in college I used to save the unusable ends, and when I had at least three, I would microwave them in a cup and then pour the partly cooled liquid into an empty deoderant container. It worked very well. But recently I tried it and the liquid just ran right through the deoderant container. Maybe I did not let it cool enough first. When it works, it is like a brand new deoderant stick.

  4. lrjohnson Says:

    Joan:
    I absolutely use the deoderant/anti-persperant ends! I have an old Mitchum glass bottle, which works well. It's the ball roll on type. I put in chunks of the solids, and pour in gels and liquids (I buy whatever is cheapest and also get free samples), and then if need be a dash of water, nuke (glass bottle!) and shake. It sure works. I'm so glad it's not just me.

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