I wanted to share with you a quick recipe for a foaming hand soap that I love. I ran out of foaming hand soap over the weekend. Rather than buying more, I decided to make my own with ingredients that I had on-hand. It smells delicious (think amaretto – if you buy the almond Dr. Bronner’s castile soap), and is so soft and silky. It’s free from any synthetic toxins, and can be made for a fraction of the cost of some foaming soap brands at the store.
FOAMING HAND SOAP:
2 Tbs liquid castille soap (I used Dr. Bronner’s Hemp Almond – find here)
** UPDATE – I now use the Botanic Gold soap base, instead of the Dr. Bronner’s, which I mentioned in my baby shampoo blog HERE. It is so concentrated – all you need is to pour a little in your soap bottle, then fill the rest with water. Botanic Gold is AWESOME!
1 Tbs organic shea oil, organic jojoba oil OR organic almond oil
10-15 drops essential oils per 8 oz. (orange oil works well)
Foaming soap bottle
Pour the castile soap into the soap bottle. Add in shea, jojoba or almond oil. Add essential oils.
Fill up the rest of the way with water. Make sure you leave room for the pump to fit in. You may need to give the bottle a quick shake every time you use this soap, because the ingredients tend to separate.
*Essential oil options: lavender, melaleuca, lemon, grapefruit, peppermint, or your favorites. That’s it! Super easy and super cheap!
For more information, or to find out which oils I use (therapeutic-grade), e-mail me here: firstname.lastname@example.org.