Foaming hand soap is my favorite. I feel like it lasts longer and it’s easier to control coming out of the pump.
For a long time, my favorite foaming hand soap 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). That’s why I started making my own foaming hand soap a few years ago.
You can re-use foaming hand soap bottle you already have – that’s how I started out. Over time though, I wanted something that looked a bit nicer in my bathroom, so I picked up this bottle on Amazon. It holds a lot of soap and it foams up well too.
DIY Foaming Hand Soap Recipe
- Foaming Hand Soap Bottle
- Filtered Water
- 1 tablespoon vegetable glycerine
- Liquid Castile Soap
- Essential Oils
- Fill the bottle 2/3 full with filtered water.
- Add the vegetable glycerine.
- Fill the remainder of the bottle with liquid castile soap.
- Add 10-20 drops of your favorite essential oils. During the winter season, I like to use a Protective Blend of essential oils 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.
- Shake the bottle well and re-cap.
- It should come out of the pump just like the commercial brands you’re used to!
Have you ever made foaming hand soap? What are your favorite essential oils to use?
Update: This post previously had a link to the brand of essential oils I use, but I can no longer mention that brand on my blog due to FDA regulations. If you’d like to learn more about the only brand of essential oils I recommend, please fill out the form on this page and I’ll get back with you.
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