DIY Foaming Hand Soap Tutorial

diy-foaming-hand-soapI have been working towards making more of our personal care products as we run out of our favorite natural brands. My favorite hand soaps was the 100% Pure Hydrating Wash when we were buying hand soap.

I love the convenience of buying hand soap, but it’s not that cost-effective to purchase it (especially at the rate my girls go through it). So, it has been on my list to make my own.

I had a stockpile of hand soap that I had purchased, which we finally ran out of a couple weeks ago. Instead of buying more, I decided to try making my own to save money since I knew I had the ingredients on hand.

I reused a foaming hand soap bottle that I’d previously purchased, so it didn’t cost me anything to make this hand soap since I already had everything I needed!

DIY Foaming Hand Soap Recipe



  1. Fill the bottle ¾ full with filtered water.
  2. Fill the remaining ¼ with castile soap
  3. Add 10-20 drops of your favorite essential oils. During the winter season, I like to use doTERRA’s On Guard since it’s awesome at protecting your body from threats, but you can use oils of your preference. Tea Tree Oil and Lemon Oil also have great antibacterial properties, so would make good choices as well. Keep in mind that if you use citrus oils, you should use glass bottles as they can cause plastic to leach.
  4. Shake the bottle well and re-cap.
  5. It should come out of the pump just like the commercial brands you’re used to!


Have you ever made your own hand soap? What are your favorite essential oils to use?



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  1. Mavis Salgado says

    Does anyone know how to make refills for Suave Kids Hair Styling Mousse, not gel? Those little bottles can be expensive especially since my nieces have long long hair. . She loves the foaming effect of the mousse and its alcohol-free. If you have a recipe, please send it to me. Thank you

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