How to Make Foaming Hand Soap

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Making your own foaming hand soap is a great way to save money and is extremely simple to do.

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I for one love foaming hand soaps, but I don’t love paying the price of most of them out there.

This homemade foaming hand soap utilizes some of those same basic ingredients that I have used in countless other cleaning and homemaking recipes, like Homemade (DIY) Disinfecting Wipes or Homemade Fabric & Upholstery Deodorizing Spray

This hand soap costs about a quarter of the pre-made kinds and I’ve also found that it doesn’t dry my skin out as much as other soaps tend to.

What you need to make your foaming hand soap:


To make your hand soap, simply combine the ingredients in the bottle and invert it a few times to mix the ingredients.

Note: You do not have to purchase a new foaming soap bottle to make this soap. Simply rinse out and re-use one you already have. If the bottle is a different size, just adjust the amount of soap solution that you make.

Remember, the ratio is 3 parts water to 1 part castile soap. Adjust the oils as you like.

Which Essential Oils Should You Use?

The essential oils that you use can really be up to you.

During cold and flu season, my go-to is tea tree oil or a blend of tea tree, lavender and eucalyptus.

I like using lemon or citrus essential oil for hand soap in my kitchen. In the bathroom I may use lavender, or peppermint during the holidays. Have fun experimenting with different oils to create your own fragrance blends.

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This tutorial was previously published in Hartselle Living Magazine where I am a regular contributor.

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