Is anyone else totally addicted to those foaming handsoap bottles you can get in the store? I used to go out every season and scoop up bags of them in different scents to use around my house!
Little did I know back then that these little bottles of joy were full of harmful ingredients.
As I started down my wellness journey and started kicking toxins out of the house, I realized these were going to have to go.
Why we stopped buying foaming handsoap
You’re probably thinking, soap is soap, right? What could possibly be bad about soap? Well, some popular brands actually have a lot of toxic ingredients in them. Skincare was honestly the last thing I researched.
First, I changed our diet.
Then, I changed our cleaners.
Finally, I knew it was time to research our skincare.
Your skin is the largest organ on your body. If you’re already eating well and avoiding toxins in other areas of your life, why wouldn’t you treat your skin with the same respect? Everything you put on it soaks into your bloodstream, so it’s important to consider how you’re treating it.
Ingredients like artificial fragrance and dyes are a big no-no in our house, so, these soaps just had to go.
Luckily, this year I learned how to make my own! I’d been missing those amazing seasonal scents and the texture of foaming soap so much, and I was amazed to learn how easy (and cheap) it was to make!
How to Make Foaming Handsoap
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Don’t let the idea of a DIY scare you away from this recipe. This foaming handsoap seriously took less than 5 minutes to make, and lasts for ages. If you’re already using essential oils, you probably have a lot of the ingredients on hand already. Even if you don’t, they’re all really cheap ingredients that have tons of uses! The oils are the most expensive part, but again, I use them for so many things that the cost is totally justified! I use Young Living oils, and get the best price possible by becoming a wholesale member. I’d be happy to help you do the same!
Here’s what you need:
- 1 1/2 c boiled & cooled water (approximately)
- 1/2 tsp vegetable glycerin
- 2 tbs liquid castille soap
- A squirt of liquid almond (or coconut) oil
- 12 drops of your favorite essential oils (I love using Thieves or Lavender)
- Pint Mason Jar
- Foaming pump
If you’re looking for the most budget friendly project, I know a lot of people use these bottles with great results. I just love the look of the mason jars.
Add the vegetable glycerin, castille soap, almond oil, and essential oils to your mason jar. Then, add your water until it’s about 1″ from the top of the jar. I use boiled and cooled tap water, but if you want to use distilled, you can do that, too. It’ll be about 1 1/2 cups, but you might have a little left over. Once your jar is full, put the lid on and give it a little shake to get all of the ingredients mixed.
That’s it! Wasn’t that easy? You now have completely non-toxic handsoap that still cleans and smells amazing, thanks to your essential oils! Want more awesome tips, tricks, and oily chat? Come join our group, Every Day Essentials! We’d love to help you get started on your journey, too!