DIY Foaming Hand Soap Recipe: Learn To Make Your Own With 4 Natural Ingredients

This DIY Foaming Hand Soap recipe combines the power, yet gentleness, of castile soap with moisturizing glycerin and immune support essential oils. Scrub the dirt away and know exactly what's in your soap! p.s. You can also leave the essential oils out for an unscented foaming hand soap!
DIY Foaming Hand Soap

I have a recipe for you, today, to show you how to make your very own DIY Foaming Hand Soap recipe with essential oils (or no essential oils for an unscented version). It is super simple to make and you’ll be scrubbing germs away in no time. If you want to learn to make more than just a foaming hand soap recipe, OR if you’re looking for an even easier way to make it + a gift card, the February Simply Earth Recipe Box comes with everything you need to make your own DIY Foaming Hand Soap + 5 more soap themed recipes! (more info at the bottom of the post)

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DIY Foaming Hand Soap

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To make this diy foaming hand soap with essential oils, you will need one piece of special equipment. You see, to make a foaming hand soap recipe, it requires a special pump top that will create the foamy lather you’re after. You can see, in the photo below, that it has a different type of insert compared to standard soap pumps.


foaming soap dispenser lid

You can purchase one from Simply Earth here or from Amazon here. If you want a fancier version, I adore these mason jar foaming dispensers! You can also buy just the foaming dispenser lid. Mine makes approx 12 oz of foaming hand soap.

foaming hand soap dispenser

Aside from the foaming soap dispenser, ingredients for your diy foaming hand soap with castile soap include:

  • Castile Soap (I prefer Dr. Bronners Unscented Baby Soap)
  • Glycerin (optional but adds extra moisturizing)
  • Distilled Water
  • Essential Oils – I prefer Simply Earth essential oils. They have GC/MS reports on all their oils and they are high quality, pure, natural essential oils with no fillers.
DIY Foaming Hand Soap Ingredients

My favorite essential oils to use in this foaming hand soap recipe are lavender, lemon and peppermint. These are the 3 oils used most often for allergies and they smell amazing together! I also love using citrus oils like bergamot, orange, lemon and grapefruit.

If you want a super disinfecting diy foaming hand soap with essential oils, opt for a blend like Defender by Simply Earth.

DIY Foaming Hand Soap Recipe

DIY Foaming Hand Soap

DIY Foaming Hand Soap With Essential Oils (or without!)

This DIY Foaming Hand Soap recipe combines the power, yet gentleness, of castile soap with moisturizing glycerin and immune support essential oils. Scrub the dirt away and know exactly what's in your soap! p.s. You can also leave the essential oils out for an unscented foaming hand soap!
Servings: 12 oz
Author: Crystal Martin
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Prep Time: 7 minutes
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Ingredients  

Instructions

  • Mix castile soap and glycerin (if using) in soap bottle and swirl to mix
  • Add essential oils to mixture and swirl again to incorporate oils into soap/soap glycerin
  • Let sit a few minutes to allow the oils and soap to fully combine
  • Swirl again and then top off with distilled water
  • Place foaming soap dispenser lid onto container
  • Tilt the bottle back and forth several times to combine distilled water and oil mixture
  • Enjoy using your DIY Foaming Hand Soap!

Notes

You can absolutely leave the essential oils out of this recipe for an unscented foaming soap! EO’s do add cleansing and health support to your recipes but aren’t a must-have. If using essential oils, I love using lemon, lavender and peppermint essential oils in my foaming hand soap. But you can use any single oil, blend or combination of oils you prefer, up to 30 drops for a 0.5% dilution in a 12 oz recipe! Simply Earth’s Β Defender Essential Oil Blend is a great oil to use to support immune health.
NOTE & MEDICAL DISCLAIMER:As with any product, supplement, etc, ALWAYS use with caution, do research and consult your doctor before use! Use at your own risk. Discontinue use and seek medical attention if any adverse reactions occur. Essential oils are VERY concentrated, do absorb into the bloodstream and some may interfere with certain medications and health conditions. For instance, I have high blood pressure and need to be careful when using rosemary essential oil. So, please, do your research before use and use with caution. With that said, essential oils can be an amazing addition to your health and wellness and natural home. This is in no way intended to be used as medical advice and we cannot be held responsible for your use or results. The statements made regarding these products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.We are not doctors and this is not to be considered medical advice.
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MEDICAL DISCLAIMER: The statements made regarding these products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.We are not doctors and this is not to be considered medical advice. As with any product, supplement, etc, ALWAYS use with caution, do research and consult your doctor before use! Use at your own risk. Discontinue use and seek medical attention if any adverse reactions occur.

Essential oils are VERY concentrated, do absorb into the bloodstream and some may interfere with certain medications and health conditions. For instance, I have high blood pressure and need to be careful when using rosemary essential oil. So, please, do your research before use and use with caution. With that said, essential oils can be an amazing addition to your health and wellness and natural home. This is in no way intended to be used as medical advice and we cannot be held responsible for your use or results.

DIY Foaming Hand Soap With Essential Oils

This foaming soap recipe is so easy to make and I love knowing exactly what is in it! I’m slowly transitioning all our cleaners, skincare and household supplies to handmade/handcrafted/DIY. Weeding out as many toxic products as I can is my 2024 goal! Some things I will leave unscented and some will have health supporting essential oils. Either way, we’ll have safer products in our home!

Want To Make More Than Foaming Hand Soap?

February 2024 Simply Earth Recipe Box

If you’re interested in making more than the soap recipe in this post, or if you want an even simpler way to make a foaming hand soap, be sure to subscribe to the Simply Earth February Recipe Box! It is filled with everything you need to make 6 sudsy recipes including:

Feb Box Theme: Soap Making

February 2024 Simply Earth Recipe Box Recipes

πŸ“’ Recipes:

  1. Unicorn Foaming Hand Soap
  2. Helping Hands Foaming Hand Soap
  3. Sweet Lemon Oatmeal Melt & Pour Soap
  4. Healing Hands Solid Lotion Bar
  5. Lovely Night Roll-On (perfume)
  6. Heart Balloons Diffuser Blend

πŸ’‘ Extras:

  • Glycerin Melt & Pour Soap
  • Soap Mold
  • 2 Foaming Soap Tablets (another quick and easy way to make foaming hand soap)

🌹 Oils:

🌌 Lovely Night Roll-On
πŸ‹Β Sweet Lemon Oatmeal Soap
πŸ¦„Β Unicorn Foaming Hand Soap
🀲 Helping Hands Foaming Soap
❣️ Heart Balloons Diffuser Blend
🧼 Healing Hands Solid Lotion Bar

πŸ›’ Suggested Add Ons


🏑Things You’ll Need At Home

  • Distilled Water
  • Cornstarch
  • Oatmeal
  • Isopropyl Alochol

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  • 🧴With this box you’ll be making two liquid foaming hand soaps. For this to be foaming, you’ll need foaming hand soap dispensers. Feel free to add this to your Recipe Box, purchase one on Amazon or reuse one that you already have.
  • πŸ›’ For one of the recipes, they give you a more jazzed up foaming hand soap and suggest adding aloe vera and lavender hydrosol. These ingredients are available as add-ons to your recipe box. Simply Earth gives these suggestions for Earthies who want to try new natural ingredients or already have them at home. You can still make an amazing foaming hand soap without these add-on ingredients.
  • πŸ‘‰ Mica powder is also an optional ingredient add-on. It’s a fun way to add color to recipes, but you don’t need it for an amazing product. No specific color is needed.
  • πŸ’§ Distilled water will help promote the shelf life of your recipes, but you can use tap water if needed. Distilled water is found in grocery stores with bottled water. It’s also often in the baby aisle.
  • 🌽 Corn starch – I recommend having this on hand to make a product feel less greasy. However, you can skip this or replace it with another starch like arrowroot powder.
  • πŸ₯£ Oatmeal is used as an exfoliant as a recipe. I love it. But this ingredient can be skipped if you prefer a soap that is not exfoliating.
  • β€£ Isopropyl alcohol – this is a helpful ingredient for popping bubbles that form on bar soaps, but if you’re okay with a few bubbles, you don’t need this ingredient for this recipe box.

Your subscription gets you a new, themed, box each month. Your first and every 7th box comes with a Big Bonus Box filled with ingredients like coconut oil.almond oil, fractionated coconut oil and beeswax as well as supplies like roller bottles and 5ml bottles to help create your creations. Each monthly box comes with 2 – 3 extras, along with your recipe cards, stickers and 4 essential oils, to help create that month’s recipes. EO’s typically include 3 single oils and a blend.

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