DIY: Foaming Hand Soap Recipe…

DIY: Foaming Hand Soap
Today I would like to share a simple recipe for foaming hand soap.  You will need the following:

3/4 cup (190ml) Distilled Water 
1/4 cup ( 50ml)  Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castile Soap
1 tsp ( 5ml) Glycerin
20 drops Essential Oil
One empty Foaming Soap Dispenser

DIY: Foaming Hand Soap
Measure water in a glass measuring cup.  Slowly add the 1/4 cup of castile soap.  I recommend that you add the soap to the water rather than adding the water to the soap in order to prevent excessive bubbles.  Stir in the glycerin, and the essential oil of your choice.  I have chosen peppermint!


DIY: Foaming Hand Soap
My distilled water is chilly from being kept in the fridge, and some condensation is forming on the outside of the measuring cup.


DIY: Foaming Hand Soap

Pour the contents of the measuring cup into your soap dispenser.  You can buy foaming soap dispensers online or at your local aromatherapy/soap/candle making supply store, or simply save a dispenser from a purchased product.  I buy many of my supplies at Voyageur Soap and Candle Company.

DIY: Foaming Hand Soap


Voila!  In just a few minutes you will have a lovely, natural hand soap made with quality ingredients.  


  • Reply Crazy Ravens Studio October 17, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    I've been wanting to try some of the soap recipes that I see on pinterest. Where on earth do you find Dr. Bronners? Have you been making any hard soaps?

  • Reply Sue October 17, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    Dr. Bronner's is available in most health food stores, and natural food stores here in Vancouver. If you have a health food store in your locale they should carry it. If not, they might be able to order it in for you. I haven't tried making bar soaps, but Voyageur has all the supplies needed if I should ever jump on the bandwagon.

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