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DIY Foaming Hand Soap – How to Make Foaming Hand Soap Essential Oils

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In this post: Do you love foaming hand soap, but hate the cost of buying it? After all, it’s just a little soap and some water, right? Sort of. Use our DIY Foaming Hand Soap recipe and learn how to make foaming hand soap with essential oils!

*Please note: this cleaner has not been lab-tested. Use good judgement and always practice good hand-washing and house cleaning hygiene. 


Our kids, even as teenagers, like and use foaming hand soap far more than regular hand soap. But, I don’t love paying for it and lately it seems to be in short supply. So, I use this DIY foaming hand soap recipe to make foaming hand soap with essential oils that we like.

Do you love foaming hand soap, but hate the cost of buying it? After all, it's just a little soap and some water, right? Sort of. Use our DIY Foaming Hand Soap recipe and learn how to make foaming hand soap with essential oils!

How to make DIY foaming hand soap

*Please note: this cleaner has not been lab-tested. Use good judgement and always practice good hand-washing and house cleaning hygiene. 

Materials

Instructions

  1. Fill soap dispenser about 3/4 of the way full with warm water.
  2. Pour 2 tablespoons of castile soap, hand soap or dishwashing soap into the empty soap container.
  3. Add almond, jojoba, grapeseed or olive oil, if using. 
  4. Add a total of 12-15 drops of your choice of essential oils.
  5. Top with distilled water, twist the pump top on give it a good shake to get it nice and blended together. 
Do you love foaming hand soap, but hate the cost of buying it? After all, it's just a little soap and some water, right? Sort of. Use our DIY Foaming Hand Soap recipe and learn how to make foaming hand soap with essential oils!

DIY Foaming Hand Soap - How to Make Foaming Hand Soap with Essential Oils

Yield: 1 bottle
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Do you love foaming hand soap, but hate the cost of buying it? After all, it's just a little soap and some water, right? Use our DIY Foaming Hand Soap recipe and learn how to make foaming hand soap with essential oils!

Materials

  • 1 foaming soap pump
  • 2 tbsp castile soap, hand soap or dishwashing soap
  • water
  • 12-15 drops preferred essential oils
  • 1/2 -1 tsp almond, jojoba, grapeseed or olive oil, optional

Instructions

  1. Fill soap dispenser about 3/4 of the way full with warm water.
  2. Pour 2 tablespoons of castile soap, hand soap or dishwashing soap into the empty soap container.
  3. Add almond, jojoba, grapeseed or olive oil, if using. 
  4. Add a total of 12-15 drops of your choice of essential oils.
  5. Top with distilled water, twist the pump top on give it a good shake to get it nice and blended together. Do you love foaming hand soap, but hate the cost of buying it? After all, it's just a little soap and some water, right? Sort of. Use our DIY Foaming Hand Soap recipe and learn how to make foaming hand soap with essential oils!

Notes

*Please note: this cleaner has not been lab-tested. Use good judgement and always practice good hand-washing and house cleaning hygiene. 

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You could use either tap water or distilled water in your homemade cleaning products. The reasons for using distilled vs tap water would depend on your local tap water. If your tap water has a lot of minerals in it (i.e. if you have hard water), it could leave “water marks”, which would of course be annoying when you’re trying to clean! 


Do you love foaming hand soap, but hate the cost of buying it? After all, it's just a little soap and some water, right? Sort of. Use our DIY Foaming Hand Soap recipe and learn how to make foaming hand soap with essential oils!

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Good Essential Oil Combinations for Hand Soap:

Do you love foaming hand soap, but hate the cost of buying it? After all, it's just a little soap and some water, right? Sort of. Use our DIY Foaming Hand Soap recipe and learn how to make foaming hand soap with essential oils!

What’s next?

Do you want to use essential oils in your home more, but feel like there’s so much info out there? 

Check out The Complete Guide to Using Essential Oils in Your Home packed with everything you need to know to – without the overwhelm.

Includes: which grades of essential oils to use, which ones to avoid for pets and babies and the top 13 essential oils that are perfect for beginners. Plus, recipes and tips for making your own home remedies, soaps, scrubs and cleaners and more. 

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18 Comments

  1. I had heard it was super easy to make foaming hand soap with essential oils. This is an awesome step by step! Now time to give it a try!
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  2. Shannon, you have just made my life easier! I’ve been thinking about doing this but really didn’t know how. Love, Love essential oils. I’m so glad you shared on Fresh Market Friday!

  3. Awesome! Can’t wait to make my own. Thanks for this recipe! 1 Question….What is the purpose of using distilled water (vs filtered or tap) at the end?

  4. I love this simple, yet fabulous idea. I plan to go out today and buy those items I do not have to make this foam. Thank you so much for sharing. Stay safe!