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!
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If you don’t have castile soap on hand, I have also used Seventh Generation dish soap and watered that down 1:1 and used in in my foaming soap bottles.
If you prefer good ol’ bars of soap, check out our simple tutorial for how to make your own Lavender Goat Milk Soap!