DIY Mason Jar Foaming Soap Dispenser

Mason Jar Foaming Soap Dispenser


It’s your lucky day! Today’s article is a two for one DIY tutorial! Not only am I going to show you how to make your own Foaming Hand Soap but also how to make a Mason Jar Foaming Soap Dispenser for your DIY Foam Soap!


The reason for this post is because it recently dawned on me – no pun intended – that not everyone might know how simple and inexpensive it is to make your own foam soap. Also did you know that the same trick to make your own foam soap can also be used to save money with your normal hand soap dispenser?


DIY Mason Jar Hand Soap Dispenser for foaming hand soap


I learned this trick from my mom, more so I grew up with my mom doing this for all of the hand soap dispensers in our house as a way to save money – even before foaming hand soap was a thing! Yep my mom is pretty cool!


What you’ll need:

Generic Hand Soap


Foam Soap Dispenser (DIY Mason Jar Soap Dispenser tutorial below) 


DIY Foaming Hand Soap


I buy my hand soap in large quantities and keep it under our kitchen sink for quick refills. At Sam’s Club you can buy a pack of two 80 oz hand soap containers for $6.98. The trick to making your own soap is to fill your dispenser with 1 part water and 1 part soap, seal the lid on tightly, and shake until combined. This means that every cup of DIY Foam Soap costs approximately $0.18 (excluding tax from the above price). Yep that’s right, I can still do fourth grade math!


Now of course if you don’t like the 1 to 1 ratio you could always do a 2 to 1 or 1 to 2  ratio to make the foam soap thicker or thinner – but I personally prefer the 1:1 ratio. If you don’t have all foam soap dispensers in your home you can still save money by mixing soap and water together. I find this is a great money saver since children and especially adults have a tendency to dispense way too much soap when washing their hands. 


Now I’ll show you how to make the Mason Jar Foaming Soap Dispenser!


DIY Mason Jar Hand Soap Dispenser


What you’ll need:

The top half of a Foam Soap Dispenser

Mason Jar with Lid


Small Nail

E-6000 Glue

Thick Cloth


Spray Paint


First, clean and dry the mason jar and dispenser lid. Next, form the dispenser lid.


Mason Jar Lids for Foaminng Soap Dispenser 

To do this take the flat round mason jar lid and create a hole in the center for your dispenser to fit into.


My trick for doing this is to first wet the area on my dispenser that needs to fit into the lid and then sticking it through a hole in a piece of paper so that I can get an idea of how large the hole needs to be. I then place the paper with the water ring on the lid and make a few holes with my nail and hammer to get the shape.


Lots of nail holes for a Mason Jar Soap Dispenser


Then I remove the paper and continue to make holes around the perimeter of where the dispenser will sit. Sometimes when it becomes too hard to hammer the nail into the lid between two holes that are really close together I will flip the lid over and it will be easier. I also use the back of the hammer to pull out the center.


Let glue dry 

Once the hole is the right size and the dispenser can easily fit into the lid add some E-6000 Glue to the edges of the dispenser and slip it through the lid. Keep a firm hand on the lid and dispenser for a few minutes while the glue sets then let it continue to dry while you paint the mason jar.


Spray paint Mason Jar


I placed my mason jar upside down on some newspapers and gave it a few light coats then after it had completely dried I flipped it over and gave it a few extra coats to ensure that I had painted the mason jar thoroughly. PS I also followed the instructions written on my spray paint.


Spray paint Mason Jar lid and dispenser 

Once the glue is dried on your lid place the dispenser in a jar you don’t care about and the ring on the newspapers and give them a few coats of spray paint.


Transformed Plastic Foaming Soap Dispenser


After all of the parts are dry add your foaming hand soap, attach the lid, and give it a good shake!


DIY Mason Jar Foaming Soap Dispenser


This is the second Mason Jar Foaming Soap Dispenser I have made. The first one disappeared during our move. The first time I made this we were living in an apartment and I had no way to use spray paint so I was inventive and used the leftover paint that we had used for our walls. I loved it but I definitely wouldn’t recommend using a thick paint for your Mason Jar Foaming Soap Dispenser. Plus spray paint is just so quick and easy!


Create your own Mason Jar Hand Soap Dispenser


My Mason Jar Foaming Soap Dispenser is sitting in my kitchen right now & I’m thinking I might need to make a few more for our bathrooms or as gifts!


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  1. Found your post on G+ I love this idea of saving money and making my own, only I cheated (Sorta) I reuse bottles that I got on sale with the foaming dispensers and just make the soap using antibacterial dish soap. What kind of soap do you use?

    • That’s awesome! Me too! My mom gave me a few of her old plastic bottles and the mason jar was also recycled from our wedding decor! Right now I am using the basic Sam’s Club soap – the one that is a 2 pack (80 oz each) for under $7. So cheap and lasts such a long time!

  2. I love this idea! Esp with the foamer. One question: when you mix your own soap for this do you need to use bottled water? distilled water? (Brita) filtered water? Boiled water? Many thanks~

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  4. Where do you get your pumps that go with the mason jar.

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  6. I’ve seen these before and would love to make one. would I have to paint it?
    what about using an old blue mason jar, w/o paint?
    would love to see your finished product.
    Thanks, Pam

    • Oh no, you definitely do not have to paint it! The first one I made years ago was a clear jar & they are just as pretty – especially when you use colored soap! :) The top pictures on this post are of the finished product with the blue painted jar & the white painted lid. Have fun Pam! :)

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