A 4-ingredient, natural foaming hand soap that will keep your hands moisturized and clean.
I’m super particular with everything I use on my skin.
Growing up, my mother used to purchase the most deliciously smelling hand soaps. It’s safe to say that I was once obsessed. Unfortunately, many hand soaps contain overly processed chemicals and can cause skin irritations. The Food and Drug Administration even put a ban on certain soaps on the market. (1)
“Consumers may think antibacterial washes are more effective at preventing the spread of germs, but we have no scientific evidence that they are any better than plain soap and water. In fact, some data suggests that antibacterial ingredients may do more harm than good over the long-term,” said Janet Woodcock, M.D., director of the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. (2)
Luckily, it’s easy to cut out harsh chemicals found in store-bought hand soaps by making your own. Thanks to a few of Mother Nature’s ingredients, you can even make your own foaming hand soap that’s safe for regular use. For this homemade foam hand soap recipe, we’ll be using castile soap, jojoba oil, and tea tree oil.
Castile soap and water are the base of this recipe, creating the foaming sensation.
Jojoba oil is popular for its moisturizing benefits and is commonly used in oil cleansing regimens. Similar to coconut oil, you can use this carrier oil as a natural makeup remover.
Tea tree oil is by far my favorite essential oil due to its antibacterial and antifungal properties. I use it in recipes to help extend its shelf life and prevent mold, as well as to clean table tops, electronics, and screens. It’s extremely versatile and acts as a natural cleansing ingredient.
Note: Due to the potency of oil essence, remember to use a glass soap dispenser for this recipe to prevent the plastic from breaking down.
As with all topical products, be sure to first test a small spot of skin for adverse reactions.
Natural DIY Foaming Hand Soap
- Foaming soap dispenser
- Small bowl
- 2.5 cups boiled or distilled water
- 2 T castile soap
- 1/2 T jojoba oil
- 10 drops of tea tree oil
- Boil water and let cool. If you’re using distilled water, simply pour the distilled water into a bowl.
- Add castile soap, jojoba oil, and tea tree oil into a small bowl.
- Mix well until a cloudy consistency forms.
- Funnel the mixture into your soap dispenser of choice.
- Store in a cool or room temperature location and use within 1 month.
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