This DIY Foaming Hand Soap uses a natural soap and essential oils to make a great smelling soap that cleans your hands really well.
I don’t know what it is about kids and husbands, but they use so much hand soap. It seems like we’re always running low on hand soap.
So, one day after my awesome experiment with essential oils I decided to use some to make some homemade soap.
To make the soap we just need a few ingredients.
I used Dr. Bronner Almond Pure Castile Soap, but you can use whatever scent you prefer.
You can also use whatever essential oil scents you prefer. I chose the Protect blend because it did so well in the experiment I thought it would be a great addition to soap.
I added orange because it has disinfectant properties. Plus it smells great with the spiciness of the Protect blend. But the Protect blend is the real star of the show.
I put my empty soap bottle on my kitchen scale and filled it with 2 oz, by weight, of Dr. Bronner’s soap.
Then I put in 5 drops of Protect blend essential oil and 3 to 4 drops of orange essential oil.
Then I fill up the bottle the rest of the way with water. Be sure to leave room in the bottle for the pump.
Especially if you were using a foaming pump. That takes up more space than you would think.
Once the pump is back on I swirl it around a little bit to get everything mixed up. And that’s it. It’s ready to start using.
So simple and easy. Plus it smells amazing!
Depending on which oils and how much you use it could be as less than a dollar a bottle of soap.
Have you made your own scented soap before?
Check out my other essential oil posts for more ideas.