How to Make Homemade Liquid Foaming Hand Soap:
What You’ll Need:
- Dr Bronner’s Castile Soap, unscented
- Lavender Essential Oil
- Lemon Essential Oil
- Vegetable Glycerin, optional
- empty foaming soap bottle – You can just re-use an old foaming soap bottle you may have at home.
To make this homemade liquid foaming hand soap, you’ll need to pour 1/4 cup of castile soap into the empty soap bottle. Add one cup of water.
Add 1 teaspoon of vegetable glycerin if you’d like. This step is completely optional as the castile soap foams just fine alone. But the glycerin gives the soap a thicker, smoother texture.
Then add 5 drops of lavender essential oil and 3 drops of lemon essential oils. If you want a stronger scent then add more in the same ratio. Lemon is a bit stronger than the lavender, so I use a bit less lemon in mine so that the two scents balance. Swirl it around a little to mix together, and your foaming liquid hand soap is ready to use.
That’s it – your foaming liquid hand soap is done!
If you don’t have castile soap on hand, I have also used Seventh Generation dish soap
If you prefer good ol’ bars of soap, check out our simple tutorial for how to make your own Lavender Goat Milk Soap!