Foaming hand soap is one of the easiest household items to make yourself. It’s also very cost effective as it’s mostly water.
Why make it yourself? Well, think of how many sinks are in your house that need soap next to it. Think of how often you need to replace those bottles of soap. With the current situation and the oncoming flu season, it is sure to be even more than usual.
In addition to the price savings of making your own, you are also drastically reducing your plastic pollution. Which is my big reason for switching to do it yourself options.
However, it also gives you complete control of what goes into the products you are using. It ensures the soap you use to get clean is itself clean.
Why Thieves? Most commercial soap has ingredients that can actually be harmful to your health in the long run. Thieves is not only not harmful to you, it even supports your immune system. Plus, it smells heavenly of all things fall and winter holidays.
Things you’ll need:
- reusable soap dispenser
- liquid castille soap
- vegetable glycerin or carrier oil
- thieves household cleaner or essential oils
First, find your reusable soap dispense with a foaming pump top. I have used mason jars with such lids affixed to it, entirely new refillable dispensers, or even reused pre-made thieves foaming hand soap bottles.
Next fill your bottle of choice 1/5 of the way up with unscented liquid Castile soap. This would a Dr. Bronners style liquid soap or equivalent.
Add just a splash of vegetable glycerin. This is going to soften and moisturize your skin. I have used jojoba oil as a substitute before, but much prefer the vegetable glycerin.
Next, add in 1/2 – 1 whole capful of thieves household cleaner. You could use 30-60 drops of pure essential oils instead, but I feel the thieves household cleaner helps everything mix together.
Finally, fill the rest with water and gently shake or stir to combine.