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    • Jenna64
    • By Jenna64 9th Sep 17, 3:23 PM
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    How to make handwash last longer...?
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    • 9th Sep 17, 3:23 PM
    How to make handwash last longer...? 9th Sep 17 at 3:23 PM
    Hi Everyone

    I love Argan's Moroccan Rose handwash. The smell of quality rose oil seems to have a therapeutic effect on me, lol.

    But it's just under a fiver. I'm wondering if I water it down a bit I can make it last longer. But would you say the water would go bad if I did that?

    Just trying to be sensible with money, but this is one of my 'treats.'

    Thanks for any ideas :-)
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    • suejb2
    • By suejb2 9th Sep 17, 3:33 PM
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    • 9th Sep 17, 3:33 PM
    Handwash
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    • 9th Sep 17, 3:33 PM
    £3.30 in Waitrose if that helps.
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    • Jenna64
    • By Jenna64 9th Sep 17, 3:59 PM
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    Thanks suejb2

    Yes, that's where I got it, I sound really tight now, lol, but I would never normally spend that amount on some soap to wash hands. So I was trying to justify it by seeing if I could make it last double the time, by diluting it. But if people think that is unhygienic, ie the water will go bad in the bottle, then I'll just have to deal with the fact that I love it so much, I spent on it, lol
    • martinthebandit
    • By martinthebandit 9th Sep 17, 4:07 PM
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    https://myheartbeets.com/homemade-liquid-hand-soap/

    This is MSE after all

    But that does suggest that you could dilute the expensive stuff with distilled water
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    • By asajj 9th Sep 17, 5:04 PM
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    • 9th Sep 17, 5:04 PM
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    • 9th Sep 17, 5:04 PM
    Even if you dilute, I don't think it would be the same product. If it is a treat, just forget about the price and use it. We live only once after all.
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    • teddysmum
    • By teddysmum 9th Sep 17, 8:16 PM
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    • 9th Sep 17, 8:16 PM
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    If you don't push too hard or long on the plunger some of the soap will be sucked back into the bottle. (Similar applies to squeezing dishwashing liquid or shampoo bottles, toothpaste and hand cream tubes.)
    • theoretica
    • By theoretica 9th Sep 17, 9:22 PM
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    Wrap something round the stem of the plunger so it doesn't go all the way down and less comes out. A rubber band or two should work.
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    • Mobeen Younas
    • By Mobeen Younas 10th Sep 17, 8:16 AM
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    • 10th Sep 17, 8:16 AM
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    • 10th Sep 17, 8:16 AM
    Purchase a foaming hand soap dispenser, and turn your regular hand soap into foaming hand soap. You'll be amazed at how far you can stretch one bottle of soap.
    • Starrystarrynight1
    • By Starrystarrynight1 10th Sep 17, 10:12 AM
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    Yes, it's a bit more expensive than the average bottle, but I'd be concerned that the product wouldn't be quite as effective if it was watered down, so I'd be prepared to pay up. Also, I'd worry that bacteria might be introduced to the product if the bottle was opened up to add the water.
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    • cashewnut
    • By cashewnut 11th Sep 17, 7:48 AM
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    Could you also put a cheap bar of soap out with it? That way anyone who's not fussed about the liquid soap might end up using that, leaving the fancy stuff for you
    • rach_k
    • By rach_k 11th Sep 17, 9:39 AM
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    I've found that when there is only a little bit of handwash left in the dispenser, everybody is more careful with it as nobody wants to use the last bit and have to refill it! If you live with others, trying that might reduce the amount they use.

    It looks like they do a soap/bar as well - you could try that as I always find bars last forever, plus you could try to grate a bit up, simmer with water and a little glycerine and make liquid handwash - you get loads from one bar so may work out cheaper although I don't know whether the scent would be as good (http://www.savvyhousekeeping.com/how-to-turn-a-bar-of-soap-into-liquid-hand-soap/).
    • maman
    • By maman 11th Sep 17, 3:22 PM
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    If I were you I'd enjoy it and focus on saving money elsewhere. Even if you did dilute it (which probably would work) then it would dilute the perfume too.


    You could experiment when you get close to the bottom of the next bottle.


    If you have others in the house that dare to use it then buy them some hand soap or cheapo handwash. I'd be telling them Hands Off!!
    • Judi
    • By Judi 13th Sep 17, 3:27 PM
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    Instead of diluting it just use a little less. It doesnt take much to wash your hands.
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