So, yeah, hand soap is pretty inexpensive…except when you care about the ingredients. Oh, and you’ve got 12 hands using it all day every day. I was so happy when I discovered how super simple it is to make it at home. Did you know you can stop spending $3.50 to $6 for a single bottle of the good stuff from the store? Save that extra money to put towards your oil stash! This stuff is soooooo easy to make at home that even the most non-diy-er can’t mess it up. If you don’t already use castile soap around the house then…
1. You should rethink that….so many uses for it!
2. You will have an initial higher upfront cost but it will pay for itself over and over.
This foaming hand soap recipe is so quick, so easy and so inexpensive to make that we never buy hand soap anymore. It is completely natural and keeps all those pesky germs away. Plus, it is super moisturizing for my dry as heck hands AND the kids love the foam.
What You’ll Need
- 2 Tablespoons Castile Soap (We like Dr. Bronner’s)
- 1 Tablespoon Fractionated Coconut Oil or Olive Oil
- 15 drops On Guard Essential Oil (there’s about 250 drops per 15ml bottle!) or essential oil/s of your choice
- Distilled Water
- Recycled Foaming Hand Soap Container
Here We Go…
Begin by pouring the 2 Tablespoons of castile soap into the empty soap dispenser.
Next, add the 1 Tablespoon of oil. This time I used fractionated coconut oil but I often use olive oil. You can sub your oil of choice. So far, I feel the olive oil has been the best for my skin but feel free to use what you’ve got or experiment a little.
Now just add 15 drops of essential oil, give it a little shake to mix it all up and cap off the dispenser with water…that’s it!
I make this all the time with my favorite germ-busting essential oil blend but you can totally use something different. It’s fun to be able to play with different scents and properties of the oils of your choice. I just can’t say enough, though…don’t buy crappy oils. This is your skin we’re talking about…feed it the best you possibly can. You don’t want to turn an “all natural soap” into an unnatural one by adding essential oils with fillers and synthetics. It matters!