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I’ve always loved foaming hand soap, but it can be a little pricey and I began to notice my hands getting really dry. I did a little research and turns out some of the many chemicals in these soaps can dry out your skin! After I found this out, I decided to start making my own natural DIY foaming hand soap. Luckily, natural DIY foaming hand soap is super easy and cost effective to make.
I’ve been using a natural homemade dish soap for a few years and it always works great for cleaning dishes. This recipe for DIY foaming hand soap is pretty similar as you only need 3 ingredients to make it.
Why I Use Natural DIY Foaming Homemade Soap
My main reason for making my own natural DIY foaming hand soap is because of the chemicals in commercial hand soaps. Many people don’t think having unhealthy chemicals in soap is an issue because we’re not ingesting the chemicals. However, they’re being absorbed through our skin, which can still affect us!
Some of the soaps that I have used in my home have contained bad ingredients such as parabens and sulfates! Parabens are known to mimic estrogen and if this enters your bloodstream your body will think you have more estrogen than you do. With estrogen being a major reproductive hormone it is not something I want to mess with!
Sulfates are another ingredient in hand soap that aren’t so great. Sulfates create the bubbles and lather in soap. Even though it feels like the soap is moisturizing your hands, sulfates are taking the oil out of your skin and leaving them drier. I wash my hands constantly and they get painfully dry when I use store bought soap, especially in the winter. Whenever they get very dried out, I apply coconut oil, which is great for dry and inflamed skin. But, it’s a vicious cycle because the next day after I wash my hands several times, they’ll get dried out again.
What You Will Need:
1.) Soap Dispenser – You can save an old plastic one or buy one of these. I bought a 3 pack and keep one in the bathrooms and kitchen.
2.) 2 Tablespoons Liquid Castile Soap ( I use this unscented baby mild version)
3.) 12-ounces of Water
4.) 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil or any kind of liquid oil
5.) Essential oils for scent (optional) – I like lavender and lemon essential oil.
How to Make Natural DIY Foaming Hand Soap:
1.) Fill soap dispenser bottle of your choosing with water and leave around one inch from the top for the other ingredients. If you won’t use the soap within a couple of weeks, make sure to use distilled or boiled water.
2.) Add two tablespoons of liquid castile soap (you can add more if you’d like but make sure you add this after the water, or it will bubble too much).
3.) Add liquid oil, I like to use coconut oil. This will make your dispenser last longer, but you can skip this step if you don’t have any handy.
4.) Add essential oils for scent (optional).
5.) Close and shake around to mix.
Then use as you would regular foaming hand soap.
I haven’t bought soap from the store in the longest time because whenever I run out it is so easy to make more natural DIY foaming hand soap. I have definitely noticed that my hands don’t get as dried out as they used to since I began making my own soap. I highly recommend this to everyone who is looking to have a natural home, or anyone looking to save some money!