Lather up your hands with this super simple DIY foaming hand soap. You can’t beat it for something easy, customizable and of course natural ingredients!
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I’ve been making my own hand soap for several months now. It only takes simple ingredients and chances are you already have some, if not all of them! I keep this particular soap in my bathroom but plan to make one in the kitchen very soon. I’m so indecisive though. There’s so many different combos i’m eager to try next.
First, let’s talk about a few of the many different uses of each ingredient. The good thing is that each of these ingredients can be used for MANY different products other than hand soap. I can’t talk about all of them because well, honestly I’d be here all day and still not be done! I’d love to share some of my personal favorites though.
DIY Natural Foaming Hand Soap Video
What is Dr Bronner’s Castile Soap?
Castile is a very versatile soap and is made from vegetable oils. One of the more popular brands is Dr. Bronner’s and it’s made of coconut, hemp, and olive oils.
The molecules within this soap have free floating charged atoms that aide in trapping dirt. When diluted with water, it makes the perfect cleaning agent for even greasy ovens, scummy bathrooms and other incredible uses.
Dr. Bronner listed 18 uses for his soap, making it what I like to call “the perfect all purpose soap.”
What Else Can You Make With Castile Soap?
The thing I love the most about Dr. Bronner’s Castile soap is that I no longer need to buy body wash for me or the kids, dish detergent, shaving cream, and of course hand soap!
There’s many other uses too that I haven’t tried yet. Some people use this to make laundry detergent, household cleaners, and even shampoo! Unfortunately, my hair doesn’t respond well to castile soap but many others have used it with success.
What Is Essential Oils?
Essential oils are naturally occurring compounds extracted from different parts of plants and seeds. This is done through a process called distillation. As a result you receive a highly concentrated part of the oil from the plant or seed it was extracted from. Not only do you get the fragrance characteristics, but also therapeutic benefits too!
Quality is important when choosing an essential oil. It is getting more and more popular now and even Walmart carries an assortment of essential oils but be wise on what you purchase.
I would never recommend buying from Walmart or Amazon because often these oils are not true and pure. Even if it says, “100% pure and all natural” they do not have to disclose everything within. You may believe you are buying a pure lavender oil (because that’s what the bottle says) but in reality that company may be filling their bottles with other unnecessary fillers.
How Do I Know What Brand is Really Pure?
Do thorough research before deciding on a brand. A good brand will not hide anything from you about how their oils are made and produced. Some will even go as far as letting you visit these plants where the oils are made and take pride in what they put out there for purchasing.
A brand I would highly recommend is Young Living Essential Oils. They have an awesome Seed to Seal process which is almost like a promise to their customers that they go above and beyond to make sure their oils are top notch! They go through several rounds of testing to be sure their oils exceed international standards. Also, take comfort in knowing that they NEVER accept unwanted oils from other companies.
What you receive is only pure, oily goodness!
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Ingredients for DIY Natural Foaming Hand Soap
A foaming container (I reuse Bath and Body containers from my Mom to keep them out of the landfill. I do clean them well first!)
Dr. Bronner’s Baby Unscented Castile Soap
10 drops of each essential oil. (I use Thieves and Orange from Young Living.)
Vitamin E Oil (optional)
Using your container, fill it about 1/3 of the way with castile soap. Sometimes I use a bit less, but I just eyeball it until it looks good.
Fill the rest of the container up with water. Make sure to leave room at the top for the pump.
Add your essential oil(s)
This step is totally optional, but I like to add in Vitamin E oil. I just do a few squirts of it. You can also use jojoba oil, fractionated coconut oil or leave this out completely.
Give the container a shake and you’re all done!
Make sure to shake up your foaming hand soap before each use. The soap and oils like to settle at the top and with a gentle shake it mixes it back together again.
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Do You Make Your Own Hand Soap?
Let me know how you make hand soap in the comments below! What is your favorite essential oils to use?
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Can I ask how you were able to remove the labels from the B&B bottles? Thanks!
I just peeled them off with my fingers! It took a little bit of work though. They were stuck on there pretty good.
Lemon essential oil works really well for taking labels off.
I’ve tried that since writing this post and it does work great!
Tammie Taylor says
I love this hack! Been using it for years. I love using the oils in the Luscious Lemon! I also use Thieves or Christmas Spirit!!
Thieves is probably my all time favorite oil!
noemi jean rulloda says
Do you have a diy recipe for oily skin to sensitive like facial wash or facial scrub
Hey! I have a sugar scrub recipe. It’s not for sensitive skin but by omitting the essential oils or replacing for something like lavender may work for you! https://notyouraveragefox.com/apple-cider-sugar-scrub-simple-diy/