Once you try this simple and cheap all natural foaming hand soap recipe, you will never want to buy hand soap again! With two simple ingredients and some essential oils, you can make this over and over and always have hand soap whenever you need it.
Making your own hand soap is quite possibly THE quickest and easiest thing you can start doing to save money and start eliminating toxins in your home.
You probably already know that your skin is the largest organ in the body. But have you thought about how it actually absorbs the things we use on it into your body!? When you start reading ingredients of things we use multiple times a day every day with that in mind, it is alarming to think of how many toxins we are constantly exposing ourselves to.
This includes our delicious smelling hand soaps we all love. Even the “cleaner” brands are usually not all that clean when you start seeing they include things like “fragrance” and other harmful additives.
Enter – this simple and cheap DIY foaming hand soap recipe! It takes about 1 minute to make and there are no toxic ingredients! I am telling you, you will be hooked after making this. I have not bought hand soap in 3 years since I started making this recipe. So let’s get started!
Here’s what you’ll need to make foaming hand soap:
- Foaming Hand Soap Dispenser – these are my favorite
- Unscented Castille Soap
- Essential Oils (optional)
- Measuring Cups
- Waterproof Label Sticker Paper (optional)
First, gather your ingredients!
This foaming hand soap recipe is super simple and easy to make! There are two main ingredients – unscented castile soap and filtered water. You also have the option of adding essential oils (and I highly recommend you do add them!).
This recipe truly could not be easier! I have made this foaming hand soap recipe for many years and hope you will love it as much as we have! My kids definitely enjoy washing their hands more when the soap is so foamy and smooth! And I feel better about them using it knowing exactly what is going on their sweet skin. 🙂
Now, you pour!
After you gather up your ingredients, you will then pour 1/4 Cup of unscented castile soap into your glass soap jar. Add 1 Cup of filtered water straight to the soap and then add your essential oils. Place the soap dispenser back on and then gently shake/swirl the soap, water and essential oils to combine. Et voila! You have hand soap!
My journey from fragrance to essential oils…
One of the things about traditional hand soap bought in the store that makes it so appealing is the scents! Those scents definitely are delicious. Unfortunately, they come from fragrance which is made by synthetic chemicals known as endocrine disrupters and carcinogens.
When I had my first baby in 2018, it sent me on a journey (and it has been a journey!) to find out exactly what products we were using in our home that could possibly be harmful to him. Once I started digging, there was no turning back. I realized we were going to need to make some serious changes. But even with switching to “clean” brands, I later found out that they still included harmful things, like fragrance! So disappointing!
Enter essential oils! I started using essential oils a year ago when my husband gave me the Young Living starter bundle for Christmas. I have told him so many times this is the best gift he has ever given me! It has been so fun learning about different essential oils and how to use them in so many ways. They even played a huge role in labor during my home birth with my 3rd baby.
So if you are worried about losing your favorite scents when switching to an all natural soap, good news! You don’t have to! I have 4 different essential oil blends that will make your hand soap smell AMAZING. There is one for each season, since I always like my hand soap to smell like whatever the scents of the season are.
You can use any of these blends, or try making some up on your own! It is so fun playing with essential oil blends to see what fragrances you can come up with. It’s even better than buying scented soaps!
Foaming Hand Soap Essential Oils:
Cardamom – has a warm, fruity and spicy scent that instantly warms your space and brings focus and calm to the atmosphere.
Cinnamon Bark – warm, spicy and woody aroma that cleanses the air, fights sickness and creates a comforting and inviting environment.
Eucalyptus – refreshing and invigorating, brings peace and calming while promoting clear breathing.
Geranium – fresh, sweet and floral with an uplifting and soothing aroma.
Grapefruit – bright, citrus and sweet scent, with cleansing and energizing properties.
Idaho Grand Fir – bring nature into your home with this essential oil, with scents of a freshly cut Christmas tree and grounding, calming aromas.
Lavender – one of the most tranquil and soothing oils, scents of peace and calming.
Lemon – cleansing and purifying with bright, zesty and citrus aroma.
Northern Lights Black Spruce – rich, woodsy and smokey scent, calming and serene.
Orange – bright, citrus scent that cleanses and refreshes the air.
Peppermint – fresh and minty with an invigorating aroma and promotes clear breathing.
Vanilla – warm, rich and lightly sweet aroma, promotes a comforting and sweet environment.
FREE Printable Labels for the best simple and all-natural Foaming Hand Soap!
You can personalize your soap bottles by signing up to receive these free downloadable printable labels for each seasonal essential oil blend. When you sign up below and they will be sent straight to your inbox. There are also labels without the scent name if you decide to make your own blends!
To make the labels…
Simply download the pdf sent to your email and then print! THIS waterproof sticker label paper is super great for DIY bath and beauty products. It does not smudge and looks so chic with the matte finish.
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More Essential Oil Natural Home Posts to Check out:
- Essential Oil Diffuser Blends for Winter
- DIY All-Purpose Cleaning Spray with Castile Soap & Essential Oils
- 6 Simple Swaps for a Non-Toxic Kitchen
- DIY Hair Detangling Spray without ACV!
If you try this DIY recipe and love it, I would love to know! Come back and leave a review! Tag me on Instagram @oursimplegraces
- 1/4 C Unscented Castille Soap
- 1 C filtered water
- 15 drops Essential Oils (optional)
- Pour 1/4 C Castille Soap and 1 Cup filtered water into your foaming hand soap dish.
- Add essential oils if using and put the lid on. Gently shake bottle and it is ready to be used!
Don't forget to sign up for your free printable labels to be sent to your email!