Making homemade hand soap is not as difficult as you make imagine. In fact, given the correct ingredients, you can make a bottle of soap in just a few minutes. You may wonder why make your own when you can just purchase from the store, right? I agree. I still love the various types of store bought hand soaps. However, as with many store bought cleansing products, they often contain chemicals and other ingredients that you cannot even recognize. Also, making your own saves you money.
Of course, you can purchase the all-natural hand soaps from the store, too. Yes, you do have to buy all the natural ingredients to make the soap, but you will only use a little at a time to make one bottle of soap. Therefore, saving money in the long run.
I have made liquid hand soap a few times now using Dr. Bronner’s liquid castil soap as the base.
While I find that that Dr. Bronner’s liquid soap is not very “foamy” in comparison to many other soaps, it is still very healthy and all-natural. It is made from mainly hemp (18 in one) and does produce good results. Might I add, it is one of the best kinds of all-natural soap I have found so far. You can refer to my post here on the many ways to use it to make homemade cleaning products.
Another reason I love making this liquid hand soap is that the smell is just so very mild. In addition, it really does give a smooth, nourishing feel to the skin and you can even use it as a face wash. Here is one of my little girls using the homemade soap.
Here are the ingredients you need to make your own all-natural liquid hand soap at home and the recipe following.
- 1/3 cup Dr Bronner’s Liquid Castile Soap – This is an All-natural soap of various kinds. Currently, I have the baby mild and lavender but I used the baby mild for this recipe. You can choose your favorite scents. Here are some examples of the different kinds of scents: lavender, tea-tree, peppermint, citrus orange, eucalyptus, unscented (baby mild), etc. You can follow this link to see the various kinds available Dr. Bronner’s Liquid Castile Soap.
- 1 to 2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil (Can be purchased here). I added this as a moisturizing ingredient. You may view my post on the how to use coconut oil here on 3 Main Uses for Coconut Fruit and Coconut Oil.
- 1 Tablespoon Glycerin (Can be purchased here). This is used for cleansing, moisturizing, & skin softening.
- 1 Tablespoon Sweet Almond Oil (Can be purchased here). Used as a moisturizer.
- 10 to 15 Drops of Lavender Essential Oil (Can be purchased here). This oil is recommended for its healing properties for burns and other other skin irritants. It is smells amazing!
- Boiled or Distilled Water. Used to improve the shelf life of the soap).
- 1 Soap dispenser (I believe mine was 12 oz). I found mine at a store called At Home in my local area. But you can find it on Amazon, too.
- 1/3 cup Dr Bronner’s Liquid Castile Soap (Baby Mild)
- 1 to 2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
- 1 Tablespoon Glycerin
- 1 Tablespoon Sweet Almond Oil
- 10 to 15 Drops of Lavender Essential Oil
- Boiled or Distilled Water
- 1 Soap dispenser (I believe mine was 6.4 oz)
- Add Dr. Bronner’s liquid soap to a soap dispenser.
- Add in the coconut oil, glycerin, almond oil, and essential oil.
- Shake well.
- Add enough water to fill the dispenser leaving about 1 inch to the top.
- Shake well.
- The soap is now ready to use.
- Shake well before each use as the soap will settle while it sits.
Note: Although I love making my own natural hand soap, there are times when I run out of all-natural ingredients and revert to store bought. Or my husband will purchase some when he sees we are running out. Not a biggie at the moment. But making my own is something I am slowly getting used to and is truly enjoying. And my kids love testing out all my homemade products:)
Have you ever made your own homemade soap? What was the result? I would love to know your thoughts in the comments!
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