DIY Foaming Hand Soap

This is such a fun, easy product that you can make for your home!

I love that it can be easily customized because I like my soaps to match the season! I was a little stressed (ok, a lot stressed) about getting rid of my Bath & Body works products, so I’m glad to have found a much healthier substitute.

This is a recipe that I thought you all might like! I made this last week and am loving it! It’s super easy and goes a long way.

And with the FDA’s recent ANNOUNCEMENT that antibacterial soap is no better than regular old soap and water. An excerpt from the article reads:

“Antibacterial soaps (sometimes called antimicrobial or antiseptic soaps) contain certain chemicals not found in plain soaps. Those ingredients are added to many consumer products with the intent of reducing or preventing bacterial infection. Many liquid soaps labeled antibacterial contain triclosan, an ingredient of concern to many environmental, academic and regulatory groups. Animal studies have shown that triclosan alters the way some hormones work in the body and raises potential concerns for the effects of use in humans. We don’t yet know how triclosan affects humans and more research is needed.”

So, with that in mind, what better time to make your own with just a few simple ingredients? Another perk is that’s it’s inexpensive to do it yourself, too!

I made mine in a 6 oz container that I got from RAIL 19 (they have really cute, quality stuff), so the recipe is based on that. You can tweak it as needed to fill a different size container!

What you need:

  • 3 tablespoons castile soap
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons moisturizing oil (grapeseed, almond, etc.)
  • 10-15 drops essential oils of your choice
  • 5 to 6 ounces distilled water

Combine everything into the soap dispenser, give it a shake, and you’re ready to go!

I used about 10 drops of essential oils, and the scent is very mild, so you could definitely do more if you’d like. I used a combination of Nutmeg and Christmas Spirit!

Happy DIY-ing, everybody!!!


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