Do you know you can save money by making your own foaming hand soap? It’s very easy and you can customize it your favorite using essential oils.
Foaming hand soap is my favorite. I feel like it lasts longer and it’s easier to control coming out of the pump compared to a liquid hand soap, so there is less of a mess on the counter with little ones.
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 reuse a 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 a glass foaming hand soap pump. It holds a lot of soap and it foams up well too.
If you’re too afraid to put glass in your bathroom because you have young kids, you can also use plastic foaming soap pumps. I’d recommend staying away from citrus oils if you use plastic bottles.
DIY Foaming Hand Soap Recipe
- Fill the bottle 2/3 full with filtered water.
- Add the vegetable glycerin.
- Fill the remainder of the bottle with liquid castile soap leaving enough room to put the pump back in.
- Add 10-20 drops of your favorite essential oils. During the winter season, I like to use the Germ Destroyer 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 cleansing 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!