A few months ago, I received Thieves foaming hand soap complimentary in my essential oils order. I used it and absolutely loved it. But, I went to re-order and was astounded to find they cost $17 retail each. Ridiculous!
Refusing to spend that kind of money on hand soap and desperate for the soap that’s left my hands feeling cleaner than ever, I discovered a super easy DIY recipe. I love that with this recipe I can use whatever essential oils I want, to change scent with the season. The Thieves essential oil blend feels perfect for this time of year, especially with the added bonus of immune system support.
This only takes 1 minute to make and you probably already have all the ingredients in your cabinets. I don’t think I’ll ever buy hand soap again after figuring out this simple trick.
What You’ll Need:
- glass foaming soap dispenser
- water (distilled will last longer if you don’t think this will get used in a few weeks time)
- olive oil or liquid coconut oil
- unscented Dr. Bronner’s pure castile soap
- essential oil (your choice – I would recommend Thieves, lemon, orange or lavender)
- Fill an empty soap dispenser 2/3 full with water. You must add water before soap to keep from bubbling up.
- Add a teaspoon of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of castile soap.
- Add 4-5 drops of essential oil.
- Put the top on and shake slightly to mix all ingredients and it is ready.
Happy DIY-ing! Let me know what you think!
5 thoughts on “DIY Foaming Hand Soap”
I’ll definitely have to try this. Do you have to use a glass bottle or can you reuse an old dispenser??
Citrus essential oils do better in glass vs plastic if it will be in there awhile. Can start to degrade the plastic.