I really love Thieves Foaming Hand Soap. It smells divine and works wonderfully. However, at a cost of $13.25/8 oz bottle (wholesale), I just couldn’t justify it for myself. Instead, I decided to try making my own DIY Foaming Hand Soap, and the results were amazing. It takes about 30 seconds to mix up, and costs about $3.00!
*If you’d like a little more information on making your own homemade foaming hand soap, a Video Tutorial is provided at the end of this post*
Honestly, I have wanted to try making my own DIY foaming hand soap for a very long time, and now that I’ve actually done it, I have no idea why I waited so long. Not only is this recipe incredibly easy to make, the ingredients I bought will last me a very long time; the first thing to run out will be the Castile soap after 16 batches.
Here’s What You’ll Need to Make DIY Foaming Hand Soap
- Foaming Hand Soap Dispenser– I reused one I already had, but you can buy new as well.
- 1/4 cup Unscented Liquid Castile Soap– You can also use scented versions if you would prefer not to add essential oils.
- 1/2 teaspoon Vitamin E Oil (Optional)- UPDATE- A little note about Vitamin E oil in this recipe. Vitamin E oil is not only great for your skin, it also acts as a preservative, however, it can leave some residue in your sink over time. I used it for years before finally deciding to forego it in the recipe, but I’ll leave the choice up to you.
- 15 Drops Thieves® Essential Oil… While I am using Thieves, you can certainly substitute this with your favorite essential oil. If you are not sure where to buy essential oils, please check out this post.
- Approximately 6 oz. Distilled Water- It is recommended that you use distilled water instead of tap water, as water from the tap contains impurities that can cause bacterial growth over time.
Please note that I am making a recipe for an 8 oz. dispenser, if you are using a different size, adjust the recipe accordingly.
Directions for DIY Thieves Foaming Hand Soap
Start by mixing your Vitamin E oil (if using) and Thieves essential oil (or other essential oil of your choosing) in a small glass bowl.
Once your oils are thoroughly combined, add in 1/4 cup Castile soap and stir.
Pour the soap and oil concoction into a liquid measuring cup, and then slowly add the distilled water until you hit the 8 oz mark. Stir. Then pour it into your foaming hand soap dispenser.
Prime the pump until you see a lovely looking lather of foaming soap.
Done. DIY Foaming Hand Soap in about 30 seconds!
I decided to make a vinyl label just to add a little something to the, otherwise, plain bottle.
The total cost of making this foaming hand soap, with no questionable ingredients, was $3.13 for 8 oz. … not bad 🙂
Watch This Tutorial
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