DIY Foaming Hand Soap Tutorial

by Chrystal Johnson on July 3, 2013

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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 are the 100% Pure Hydrating Wash and the Thieves Foaming 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 the bottle from my Thieves hand soap, so it didn’t cost me anything to make this hand soap since I already had everything I needed!

DIY Foaming Hand Soap Recipe

Ingredients

Directions

  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. I used Young Living Thieves Oil and Organic Orange Oil since that’s what I had readily available, 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.
  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!

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

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About Chrystal Johnson

Chrystal, publisher of Happy Mothering, is a mother of two sweet girls who believes in living a simple, natural lifestyle. A former marketing manager, Chrystal spends her time researching green and eco-friendly alternatives to improve her family's life. She enjoys sharing those discoveries with anyone who's willing to listen.

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1 Mavis Salgado August 21, 2013 at 9:12 am

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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