Are you looking for the perfect holiday hand soap? You're going to love our Frankincense, Myrrh and White Fir all natural hand soap recipe!
The holidays are fast approaching and if you are an essential oil user like many of us, you are thinking ahead and making up some great bath & body items that include your oils, instead of buying them from the store.
Making hand soap for yourself, for a guest bathroom or as a gift is one simple DIY that is super easy to do, works great and smells fantastic.
The frankincense, myrrh and white fir oils used in this recipe are cleansing and great for your skin’s health. You'll find they leave you feeling uplifted and refreshed.
We use Castile soap in our hand soap recipes because it has a wonderful ability to foam up and it cleans really well too. It’s very concentrated, so the Castile soap plus the essential oils and some water, and you’ve got everything you need.
You can use a foaming soap pump if you have one. If not, any kind of soap pump will work fine. We recommend shaking the soap from time to time to help disperse the oils and soap, as they can settle somewhat in between uses.
This recipe would be the perfect addition to your guest bathroom this holiday season. Or whip it up any time of year to enjoy the scents of the season.
Frankincense, Myrrh & White Fir All-Natural Holiday Hand Soap
- Glass or Ceramic soap pump bottle
- 2 ounces liquid Castile soap (any scent is fine, but do note that if you want the oils to stand out, it’s better to go with unscented or the almond, which makes a nice, sweet base.)
- 6 ounces filtered water
- 8 drops frankincense essential oil
- 6 drops myrrh essential oil
- 12 drops white fir essential oil
- Be sure your pump is clean inside and free of dust.
- Measure out the Castille soap first and pour into a mixing bowl or large measuring cup.
- Then, carefully add in your essential oil drops. Go slowly when counting them out. The myrrh is thicker and it will be a slower process, but the other two are thinner and flow fast.
- Using a whisk, whisk them into the soap until they are well blended and it starts to get lighter and bubbly.
- Then, measure and add in the water and repeat the whisking step but do it for longer this time. You will see the soap begin to froth some in the water and this is what makes it able to become a foamy soap.
- Pour the mixture into your soap pump bottle. Depending on the size of your pump bottle, this may or may not be enough to fill it up. If it’s almost full, you can just top it off with water to fill the rest of the way and shake it well to blend, or pour back into the bowl and whisk again. Otherwise, use the same ratio to make more for your pump.
- Once the bottle is full, cap it off and place it next to your sink.
- Shake the soap up well if it’s been sitting for a bit, and then pump a small amount on to your hands, rub together to let foam a bit and wash.
What are your favorite essential oils to add to your holiday hand soap?
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