Pumpkin spice is everywhere this season, so let’s add it to our homemade foaming hand soap!
Today, I’m going to show you how to make your own DIY Pumpkin Spice Foaming Hand Soap, and it literally takes about 5 minutes to make!
Materials You’ll Need To Make Your Own Pumpkin Spice Foaming Hand Soap
- Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap, unscented (This 32 oz bottle will give you many batches of foaming hand soap – probably enough to last you a year or more!)
- 5 drops each of Nutmeg, Ginger Root, Cinnamon Bark, and Clove Bud Essential Oils. (or you could even use 20 drops of this Pumpkin Spice Latte Blend)
- Vegetable Glycerin, optional
- Empty foaming soap bottle – You can just re-use an old foaming soap bottle you may have at home.
Start by getting your new empty foaming hand soap bottle, or rinse out and dry one you had from another foaming hand soap you purchased at the store. Then fill it with 1/4 cup of castile soap.
Then you will want to add 5 drops each of clove bud, ginger……
….cinnamon bark, and nutmeg essential oils to make up your pumpkin spice blend. Or as I mentioned above, you could use 20 drops of a pumpkin spice blend such as Pumpkin Spice Latte Blend.
The clove and cinnamon oils are also ingredients of this immune system boosting blend. Both of these oils are highly anti-bacterial.
Ginger and nutmeg essential oils are also known for their antiseptic properties. You may want to know the difference between anti-bacterial and antiseptic (as I did, so I looked it up.) Antibacterial substances actually kill bacteria, while antiseptic means they inhibit the growth of bacteria.
With this blend of essential oils, not only do we get to enjoy the aroma of pumpkin spice while we wash our hands, we fight germs as well!
You can also add 1 tsp of glycerin for a thicker, smoother texture to your soap. If you have some on hand, go ahead and add it to your bottle.
I did not add any to this batch though, and you can see that it still foams up pretty good all by itself.
I now have this bottle at my kitchen sink and love having the pumpkin spice aroma each time I wash my hands! Plus with the fall colds spreading at schools, it’s nice to know this DIY pumpkin spice foaming hand soap has natural germ-fighting properties as well.
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