Written By: The Green Crunchy Mother
Let’s talk about hand washing! As a family of five with frequent hand washing, we use up hand soap quickly. Store bought soaps can be expensive and contain many nasty ingredients that I can not even pronounce. You will love this easy to make liquid hand soap. It takes a few minutes to make and it is made with natural ingredients.
Did you know that making your own liquid hand soap is simple to make? It is also a great gift idea for friends, family, teachers, and soccer coaches!
Let’s take a look at the ingredients that I use to make my homemade liquid hand soap:
Essential oils are not required for this recipe and you are welcome to experiment with your own scents. I love lavender and citrus scents when making this product.
Oils and vitamin E are used in this recipe to moisturize your skin. You can use vitamin E oil, almond oil, or olive oil. Oils don’t blend well with water, so some gentle shaking of the bottle is required before using your soap.
Castile soap is a concentrated natural vegetable-based soap. It does not contain any toxins and I use this product for many of my homemade recipes. I always have some lying around as it is an essential ingredient for many of my DIY recipes.
- 1/2 cup Castile soap
- 1/2 cup distilled water
- 1-2 TB of vitamin E, Olive Oil, or Almond Oil (this is optional)
- 15-20 drops of your favorite essential oil (this is optional)
- In a mason jar or a recycled glass soap dispenser, add water first. Then add the Castile soap, followed by the oils. Gently shake all of the ingredients together.
- Your liquid hand soap is now ready! Squirt a small amount on your hands and rinse with water.
Do you make your own liquid hand soap?