Does your household tend to run through liquid soap quickly? Store-bought liquid soap can be expensive, especially if you go for soap made with natural ingredients. Why you have to pay $4.00 – $7.00 a bottle when you can make your own at home?
After learning how to make liquid soap I worked to simplify and perfect my recipe. It’s all-natural and works great as a shampoo, body wash, hand soap, and even dish soap!
Homemade liquid hand soap is one of the simplest natural recipes you can make. In fact, it really doesn’t even need a recipe, but I’ll give you one.
DIY Liquid Hand Soap
Homemade liquid hand soap is one of the simplest natural recipes you can make. In fact, it really doesn’t even need a recipe.
Keyword: Hand Soap
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Author: Kristin Marr
1/2 cup castile soap liquid
1/2 cup distilled water
1 TB vitamin E oil (optional)
1 TB sweet almond oil or olive oil or jojoba oil (optional)
15 drops tea tree essential oil optional
5-10 drops lavender essential oil optional
In a mason jar or recycled soap dispenser, add the water first (to prevent bubbles) then the liquid castile soap, followed by the oils. Shake the ingredients together.
Shake the soap dispenser before using, then squirt a small amount on your hands as needed, rinsing with water.
You don’t have to use the essential oils. You’re welcome to skip the essential oils or experiment with other options (lemon, grapefruit, peppermint, etc.).
The oil and vitamin E are added to moisturize the skin. You’re welcome to skip these ingredients. Any oil will work: olive oil, avocado oil, skincare oils, etc. The oil won’t blend with the water, so you’ll need to gently shake the soap before use.
Castile soap is a plant-based soap made from vegetable oils (olive, coconut, palm) and plant oils. There are several reasons why castile soap is awesome…
Super Versatile: You can make cleaning and body products with the same soap.
Inexpensive: A 32-ounce bottle of castile soap will cost $17. Yes, this is more expensive than a bottle of all-purpose cleaner, but it will last you for months! Castile soap is highly concentrated so a little bit goes a long way.
Non-Toxic: Castile soap is made with easy to recognize, simple, non-toxic ingredients. This is why you can use it on your skin and the surfaces in your home.
When you introduce water into a product without a preservative you always run the risk of introducing bacteria, so use water-based products quickly. If you don’t have distilled water, use filtered water, and use the soap quickly.