DIY Foaming Handsoap Tutorial

Posted January 10, 2018 by Thirty-Something Angie in Clean Living / 0 Comments

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.

Learn how to make your own foaming handsoap with this easy DIY tutorial.

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.

Related: 10 Things To Toss to Detoxify Your Home

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 missed those amazing seasonal scents and the texture of foaming soap so much. It’s so easy (and cheap) it was to make!

First things first: Plant Therapy essential oils are my new go-to brand for essential oils. I used to be with Young Living, but just couldn’t deal with the prices and structure of the business anymore. I did a lot of research and talked to a lot of other essential oil lovers, and ended up finding Plant Therapy. Their missions is to have the greatest impact on as many people as possible by offering high quality essential oils along with proper education to their customers. They have on-staff aromatherapists, an extensive Kid Safe line, and product testing available right on their website for everyone to see. Plus, you don’t have to sign up for a membership to save. If you want to give them a try you can get $5 off your purchase of $50, plus FREE SHIPPING! Just use Code “5OFF” to save.

How to Make DIY 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!

Here’s what you need:


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 my group, Inspired Natural Living! You can also sign up for a free natural living e-course if you want to learn more about using oils and natural living in general. To do that, just sign up right here, and it’ll get delivered right to your inbox!

Give this DIY foaming handsoap a try next time you run out. It’s a great alternative to the products in the store, with better ingredients and a better price tag.




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