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DIY Natural Foaming Hand Soap | Natural Hand Soap Recipe

DIY Natural Foaming Hand Soap | Natural Hand Soap Recipe

So, I’m always looking to find ways to make the products in our home more natural and better for the family. Now, I only DIY things that are cost effective and easy. It really doesn’t get any easier than this soap. Plus, it works and smells good!

DIY Natural Foaming Hand Soap

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Look, I know you can get hand soap pretty darn cheap at the store or when bath and body works has like a buy 1 get 3 free sale. (I don't know if that's a real thing lol but you get the idea!) You may even have your favorite scent that you can't live without...but in my journey to make my own cleaning supplies this hand soap has moved to the top of my favorites list!

I don't like super scented things, so making my own soap is my jam. I can control how much I have to smell it after I wash which makes me very happy! But if there are certain scents you like, you can use different essential oils to help you find exactly what you are looking for :)

This soap is beyond easy to make, it takes literally 2 minutes... and if you have started your journey to a more simple and natural life (like me) you may already have what you need! I did have to buy some soap pumps on amazon, but prime makes my life easier in that way!

DIY Natural Foaming Hand Soap

Natural Ingredients & Supplies

Foaming Soap Pump

Grab yourself some cheap dispensers on amazon. They work great and are reusable, which is great for the environment :)

Castile Soap

Castile soap is a vegetable-based soap made of good quality ingredients. It is gentle on the skin and very good at cleaning up dirt, grease, and other germs. I use Dr. Bronner’s brand! I am seeing it more and more in various grocery stores too!  This soap can be used on just about anything from your skin, to laundry, children, and pets.  Don’t combine your castile soap with vinegar.

Distilled Water

For long term storage, it is best to use distilled water to limit possible bacteria growth.

Vegetable Glycerin

Vegetable Glycerin a plant based triglyceride mixture. Vegetable Glycerin is added to home products because it is a substance that attracts moisture to the skin. It is added to our homemade products because it helps moisturize the skin (hello hand soap!)

Anti-Bacterial Essential Oil

Essential oils are natural oils typically obtained by distillation and having the characteristic fragrance of the plant or source from which it was extracted, according to Google…For this soap you’ll want to use an oil with specific anti-bacterial properties. I use Germ Destroyer most of the time but you could also use Tea Tree Oil too!

DIY Natural Foaming Hand Soap
DIY Natural Foaming Hand Soap

DIY Natural Foaming Hand Soap

Makes: 1 Canister

DIY Natural Foaming Hand Soap

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  • 1 Part Castile Soap
  • 3 Parts Distilled Water
  • 1 tsp Vegetable Glycerin or Vitamin E Oil
  • 10-15 Drops Essential Oil


  1. Mix 1 part Castile Soap with 3 Parts Water. You can eyeball this based on the size of your soap dispenser! For example, if you can fit 1 cup of liquid, you would use 1/4 cup Castile Soap and 3/4 Cups Water. It doesn't need to be super exact.
  2. Add in 1 tsp Vegetable Glycerin.
  3. Add about 10-15 drops of your favorite anti-bacterial essential oil.
  4. That's it!
DIY Natural Foaming Hand Soap

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