You know what really excites me? Adding another item to my "I don't ever have to buy this again" list. One of my favorite things to NOT buy is liquid hand soap. It's been over 2 years since I've bought liquid hand soap, and I don't ever plan on buying it in the future.
It is so easy to make your own hand soap that once you start you'll wonder why you ever bought it!
Since I'm all about simplicity, my favorite recipe for liquid hand soap only calls for 2 ingredients: castile soap and water. This makes a perfect, basic, all-purpose soap for everyday use.
There are a few different additives you can use, depending on your needs, but the basic recipe is just 2 simple ingredients.
Homemade Foaming Hand Soap
Here is what to do:
In a reusable foaming pump, add 1 part castile soap to 3 parts water. Shake well, and use immediately.
Can you believe how easy that was?? And I love the convenience of never running out of hand soap -- I just reach under my sink, squirt some castile soap in the dispenser, add water, and I'm good to go!
If you want to get fancy, you can add 5-10 drops of any of these essential oils:
- Tea Tree Oil - for disinfecting
- Orange Oil or Lemon Oil- for an uplifting scent (perfect for the kitchen)
- Lavender Oil - for a relaxing scent
For a more moisturizing soap, you can add 1-2 tbsp of melted glycerine soap to your pump. It will give the finished homemade foaming hand soap a smoother feel. This is perfect if you wash your hands constantly.
You can gift this too! One of my favorite housewarming gifts to give is a basket of homemade household cleaners. I like to include a reusable foam pump filled with my homemade hand soap along with the recipe.
You could also make regular Homemade Hand Soap if Homemade Foaming Hand Soap isn't your thing!
Have you ever made homemade foaming hand soap?
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