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The One DIY You Need To Try If You’re Tired Of Dry Hands

Other hand soaps really dry out my skin, but this one leaves my hands feeling soft and clean!

foaming hand soap

I’ve always been one of those people who keeps both dish soap and hand soap next to the kitchen sink. (And not just any hand soap, but foaming hand soap specifically.) In the past I’ve tried to simplify things by just washing my hands with the dish soap, but the foaming hand soap always makes its way back to the sink eventually.

The main issue I have washing my hands with dish soap is that it leaves my skin feeling dry and scaly, and I hate that feeling! So since I can’t seem to break the foaming hand soap habit, I figured the least I could do was figure out how to make my own inexpensive version at home!

So I did just that, and I’ll be sharing the recipe for my homemade foaming hand soap with you in today’s blog post! This particular formula contains moisturizing coconut oil and antibacterial essential oils, and it always leaves my hands feeling soft and clean. And I know you’ll love it as much as I do! 🙂

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foaming hand soap

Supplies & Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need to make my all-natural foaming hand soap:

foaming hand soap

You can use any essential oil, oils, or oil blends in your hand soap, but I like to use my Defend Essential Oil Blend for this purpose! Defend features several protective and antibacterial oils, including lemon, eucalyptus, rosemary, and others.

foaming hand soap

In addition to Defend blend and other essential oils, you can grab foaming hand soap dispensers and fractionated coconut oil in my shop too! The soap dispenser produces a nice, thick foam, looks great on the countertop, and you can refill and reuse it as often as you want!

foaming hand soap

As for castile soap, I always use the Dr. Bronner’s brand. You can typically find it in health food stores or get it on Amazon. And now that you know that we’ve covered the “what” of making your own foaming hand soap, let’s get to the “how” part! 🙂

foaming hand soap

How To Make Foaming Hand Soap


2 Tbsp liquid castile soap
1–2 tsp fractionated coconut oil
10–15 drops essential oils (see above)

foaming hand soap


Remove the top from the soap bottle, then pour the castile soap, fractionated coconut oil, and essential oils into the bottle.

foaming hand soap

Fill the bottle the rest of the way full with water, then screw the pump top back on the bottle. Shake gently to mix.

foaming hand soap

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