Friday, May 20, 2016

Homemade Foaming Hand Soap

Stop buying things you can easily make at home, peeps!  OK, OK, we can’t do this all the time, however, this is a REALLY easy one and you likely have a regular foaming hand soap bottle laying around your house, either full, half-full, almost empty, or even empty…pull that sucker out of the recycle bin and reuse it! 

Had I known earlier how easy it is to make homemade foaming hand soap, I’d have been saving money for years – but it’s never too late to begin! 

Did you know that aside from the harsh chemical aspect and increased price of “antibacterial” soap – there is no difference cleansing wise between them and a more natural alternative?  It’s true…check out this article from TIME magazine.

You’ll need about 30 seconds of time, a clean foaming soap bottle (you can’t put regular hand soap in these, so don’t even try) and a few ingredients, which are fairly common or easy to obtain and can make endless batches of this soap.  Now go wash those hands!


  • Enough distilled/purified/boiled & cooled water to fill your soap pump with about 1 inch remaining at the top.
  • 2-3 Tbs. of your favorite scent of Castile Soap (I used Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps 18-In-1 Hemp Citrus Orange Pure Castille Soap, 32-Ounce Bottle)
  •  ½ tsp. of olive or jojoba oil (helps maintain the pump function and also softens skin – bonus!)
  • Any essential oils of your choosing – not necessary but add if you’d like.
  • 1 clean FOAMING hand soap dispenser – you can absolutely re-use the empties you have.


  • Add the water first and leave about 1 inch of space to accommodate the larger foaming pump top.
  • Add 2-3 Tbs. Castile Soap.
  • Add ½ tsp. olive or jojoba oil.
  • Add any drops of essential oils, optional.
  • Secure top on the bottle and gently shake/swish to mix ingredients.

That’s it!  Seriously.  Pump, wash and get your mitts squeaky clean without harsh chemicals!

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