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DIY Hand Soap with Castile Soap

This DIY hand soap is one of the easiest natural swaps to make for your home. Made from only 2 ingredients it’s so simple and quick to make! 

DIY Hand Soap with Castile Soap

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Now more than ever we are washing our hands. Finding a natural alternative to harsh chemical hand washes is beneficial not only for our health but our wallets too. 

It can be all too easy to pick up your hand soap from the grocery store without giving much thought to the ingredients. You will probably discover that you don’t know what 90% of the ingredients even are. Scary, right?

Something we often forget due to busy lives is that we can make these things ourselves. They cost a fraction of the price and they’re better for our families. 

Making your own DIY hand soap doesn’t have to be a daunting task. It may seem overwhelming at first but once you learn how to make your own I know you will be hooked! 

DIY Hand Soap with Castile Soap

I love using Castile soap in my home and this hand soap is one of the best discovery’s I’ve made. 

DIY Hand Soap with Castile Soap

As a lifelong battler of dermatitis this DIY hand soap has been a real game changer for my skin. I love to use Dr Bronner’s tea tree soap for my hand soap. It doesn’t dry out my skin and it helps heal any rashes I may have. 

I will admit that I have been a user of harsh chemical cleaners and products in my home. We live a society of convivence and advertising. 

Since researching for countless hours about food, health, personal hygiene, farming, you name it. I have made a list of small actionable goals to create a healthier, natural home for my family. This DIY hand soap with castile soap is one of them. 

What is Castile Soap?

Castile soap is a natural, versatile soap that is made from organic vegetable oils like coconut, olive and jojoba. Would you believe that this soap can be used for washing, cleaning and even brushing your teeth. Because it’s all natural its great for people with sensitive skin, like myself. 

I love to use Dr Bronner’s Castile soaps, which are available in a variety of different scents. For this hand soap I used the tea tree scent to help with healing abrased skin on my families hands. 

DIY Hand Soap with Castile Soap

Castile Soap & Essential Oils

Dr Bronner’s Castile scented soaps already include essential oils but you can also purchase an unscented option. This is great for babies or for adding your own essential oils too. 

You might prefer to purchase a large bottle and scent your own homemade products with essential oils instead. 

I found a amber glass soap dispenser online to use for my hand soap like these ones. You could also use a foaming pump soap dispenser or just reuse one you already have at home.

DIY Hand Soap with Castile Soap

What Essential Oils should I use in this DIY Hand Soap?

Lavender – is antibacterial and provides a lovely calm soothing smell and energy.   

Tea Tree – is antiviral, as well as anti fungal and antiseptic, which is why its commonly used to soak wounds or clean with. 

Lemon – is antibacterial and filled with antioxidant properties. It is also great for uplifting your mood with its energising aroma.

Eucalyptus – this is one of my favourites to add a bit of zen to my hand soap. Eucalyptus oil is fresh and amazing for revitalizing the skin.

Lemongrass – is amazing to help heal wounds and prevent infections. Lemon grass essential oil is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and filled with antioxidants. 

DIY Hand Soap with Castile Soap
Yield: 1 Bottle

DIY Hand Soap with Castile Soap

DIY Hand Soap with Castile Soap

This DIY hand soap is one of the easiest natural swaps to make for your home. Made from only 2 ingredients it’s so simple and quick to make!

Active Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $5.00

Materials

  • ¼ cup Castile soap
  • ¾ cup water
  • 10-12 drops essential oils (optional)
  • Glass soap dispenser

Tools

  • Funnel (if you premix in a jug)

Instructions

    1. Add Castile soap, water into the soap bottle.
    2. Add in your essential oils.
    3. Shake to mix. That’s it!

Notes

  • You can purchase a large bottle and scent your own homemade products with essential oils.
  • Add essential oils that have antibacterial properties to your hand soaps.

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