How to Make Your Own Foaming Hand Soap

The past 6 months, I have been discovering more ways that I can contribute to the health and wellness of my family by taking charge of what is in our environment and what we are putting on our skin. DIY is becoming a great friend of mine. To be honest, I used to be intimidated by DIY projects. I have found, just like setting boundaries, it gets easier each time I do it.

Today, I made 3 Foaming Bottle Soap Combos with Essential Oils.

I spent about 10 minutes total to make all three soaps. Plus, making my own soap helps keep me within our family budget and then I can use the extra money for a different area on the budget plan. I also reused the foaming hand soap bottles from Honest Company. I feel great about doing something good for the environment when I can reuse an empty bottle for something else. If you are extra crafty, you can relabel the bottles. The super crafty bug has not taken over yet, so I kept on the old bottle labels. The foam soap that comes out with my DIY mix, is really fantastic. My husband didn’t even realize I was making the hand soap until I let him in on the little secret. Here are the ones I made today:

Bye Stress Foaming Hand Soap:

  • 10 Drops of Stress Away Essential oil
  • 1/4 cup Castile Soap
  • 3/4 cup of Distilled water

Feeling Fantastic Foaming Hand Soap:

  • 5 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil – antibacterial, antiseptic, antiviral plus some other goodies including the smell and the nice sensation that peppermint gives me – made it a must for an addition to some hand wash.
  • 5 drops of Lavender Essential Oil – Lavender is an antifungal, anti-infectious, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antitoxic, regenerative and more! It is great for dry skin – so with this winter weather, I though it would be a nice touch to add to the DIY foaming hand soap.
  • 1/4 cup Castile Soap
  • 3/4 cup of Distilled water

Germs Don’t Belong on My Hands Foaming Hand Soap:

  • 5 drops of Thieves Essential Oil – a wonderful mix of oils that are antibacterial, antifungal, anti-infectious, purifying, antiviral – with colds going around like crazy, this was the perfect addition to my third bottle of foaming hand soap.
  • 5 drops of Orange Essential Oil – I am loving the uplifting scent of orange.
  • 1/4 cup Castile Soap
  • 3/4 cup of Distilled water

You can substitute with the matching vitality line if you have those oils instead.

To find out why I use Young Living Essential Oils, visit my other site here or to add to or start your collection, click here.


What are your favorite essential oils to use when making your DIY hand soap?

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