DIY Foam Hand Soap – Holiday Scents

DIY foam hand soap

Hand soap has caused a lot of distress in our household.  I wanted a clean, chemical free soap and Landon didn’t like how they felt.  I tried castile soap before and it was too “watery.”  So I started buying the all natural brands.  Method, Meyers, Honest Company, etc.  But my wallet didn’t like those.  Turns out, I just needed to make the same castile soap before but put it in a foaming dispenser.  Eureka!  We have clean and happy hands!

This DIY foam hand soap is seriously the easiest thing to make.  It cannot be messed up.  It might as well be the 4th law of physics:  A person making this soap cannot make it wrong.

DIY foam hand soap
Simple, clean ingredients.

Foaming hand soap dispenser

Castile Soap

Distilled water

Essential oils (optional)


The general rule of thumb is 1 tablespoon castile soap per 8 ounces of water.  My soap dispensers are 16 ounces but I like my soap extra foamy so I used 3 tablespoons per dispenser.  After adding the castile soap, fill dispenser with water leaving about an inch of room at the top.  If using essential oils, add them now.  Second general rule of thumb is 10-20 drops per 8 ounces.  I used 30 drops in each of mine.  Lastly, twist the top on, give it a shake, and wash away!

DIY foam hand soap

I have really been loving Plant Therapy essential oils.  They provide lab test results of every oil and include comments by Robert Tisserand, a leading expert in aromatherapy.  Plant Therapy also offers free shipping and has great reward program!

Holiday essential oil blends
Holiday essential oil blends

For the holidays, I ordered two of their holiday blends, Snow Flurries and Christmas Tree.  I made soap for our guest bathroom using the Snow Flurries.  I noticed Landon’s soap was running low in our bathroom and he felt the Christmas Tree scent was masculine enough for him. ??

Just a note, these soap dispensers are plastic so it is not advised to use citrus essential oils with them.  Citrus essential oils can breakdown certain plastics and cause contamination.  And yes, I went against this because the Snow Flurries blend does have citrus essential oils in that.  I consider this my mulligan. ??

Happy sudsing! ?



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