I will show you how to make this easy DIY foaming hand soap, and bonus points that it therapeutically supports a strong immune system.👊🏻💥
Does this cold and flu season seem like it has been even more intense than normal? 😷🤧🙅🏼♀️
We have been doing all the things over here to keep our immune systems functioning at peak performance. Lots of bone broth, taking out vitamins, drinking green smoothies. All the things to keep healthy!
I recently added a new tool in our toolkit – Young Living’s Thieves essential oil. We diffuse it, we make (diluted) roller balls out of it. I use said roller ball to put it on the kids’ feet every day as we are putting on their shoes to go to school or church. I put it on myself too.✅
But this, internet friends! This is my new favorite use for Thieves: making DIY foaming hand soap.
Prior to this, we were already using a different store- bought hand soap where we re-filled dispensers. This takes almost the exact time and effort as that (um, very little).
One tip/ suggestion: glass foaming hand soap dispensers work best when you are using essential oils. (Amazon affiliate)
Why? Essential oils are potent. Some essential oils have been known to break down the molecular structure of plastic. So glass is best. Plus, it’s way prettier 😍 and longer-lasting.
I gather up all the foaming had soap dispensers. If there is any soap left in any of them, I pour them all into one container. Then I begin to refill the empty containers.
Three tablespoons of castille soap. I used Dr. Bronner’s since I already had some.
I add one tablespoon of a carrier oil. I used sweet almond oil here. Fractionated coconut (always liquid) works well in this recipe too. And then 5 drops of immunity-supporting Thieves in each (1.5 cup capacity) bottle.
Then I fill the rest with tap water.
I did make this same hand soap prior to using Young Living oils. And I did have to add between 11 and 14 drops of whatever oil to get the smell and feel just right.
So start out with a few drops. You can always add more if needed. Thieves is super potent, though. A little goes a looong way!
And I LOVE that not only does it get our hands clean, the therapeutic benefits boost our immune system every time we use it. WIN!🙌🏻 I’ll take it.
Getting Started with Young Living
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Thieves is one of the oils in the premium starter kit. 🙌🏻 It comes with all the most popular oils, plus a diffuser and a whole bunch of other good stuff.
Purchasing this kit is the best way to get started with Young Living. It gets you 24% off for life, with no obligation to sell or buy anything else. But you are going to want to buy more, trust me.😉
Speaking of that, have you seen their makeup line, Savvy Minerals? I am obsessed. Beautiful, great quality mineral makeup, and zero toxic ingredients.
AND they just launched a NEW Savvy Minerals makeup premium starter kit, which is a total steal.😱 You can get it using the same link above.
So that one is the same deal, getting you your wholesale prices for life. Of course, I’d recommend adding on a bottle of Thieves to your order if you favor the makeup starter kit. 😉👊🏻
I’ll be talking more about the make-up later. I just wanted to mention it here since they just launched the new makeup starter kit a few days ago.
Tools Used to Make DIY Foaming Hand Soap
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- Glass foaming hand soap dispensers – I bought this exact set of 6, and they are great!
- Measuring spoons – I have these and love them.
- Pure castile soap – I used Dr. Bronner’s unscented, and this 32 ounce will last you forever
- Sweet almond oil or fractionated coconut oil – We already had both on hand since we use these as carrier oils for other topical application.
DIY Foaming Hand Soap Recipe
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DIY Foaming Hand Soap (Immunity Boosting)
I will show you how to make this easy DIY foaming hand soap, and bonus points that it therapeutically supports a strong immune system.
- 3 Tablespoons Dr. Bronner's Unscented castille soap (or other brand unscented castile soap. A 32 ounce will last forever long!))
- 1 Tablespoon sweet almond oil (or other carrier oil, like fractionated coconut oil)
- 5 drops Thieves essential oil
- tap water to fill up the rest of the (1.5 cup capacity) bottle
Add the castille soap, carrier oil and Thieves to the dispenser bottle.
Fill the rest of the way with tap water.
Place the lid on, and use to wash your hands.
This recipe is meant for the 1.5 cup capacity foaming soap dispensers. Different sized dispensers may call for some adjustment to the ingredients.
You can use any essential oil for this recipe, but thieves is by far my favorite blend. Also, different oils will not be as potent. Start with 5 drops, and add more if desired. Before I started using Young Living I had to use up to 11 to 14 drops to get the scent and feel I wanted. Lavender is a great one for this recipe too!