Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Homemade Foaming Handsoap

This has to be one of the easiest things I've ever done!  I have a few of these foaming hand soap containers from a killer of a sale last year from Bath and Body Works.  I've saved them (I just need to find where I hid the rest of them) so I could make my own foaming handsoap.  I'm not a fan of antibacterial hand soaps, so I wanted to find a way to make my own.  I got Dr. Bronner's Castille Soap from Hy-Vee a few weeks ago.  Not sure I'll get this brand again, have you ever read the sides of the bottle - it sounds like they are a bit cult-ish.  VERY weird.  Anyways, that's just my opinion lol 

1.  Fill container about halfway with water.  I probably could have done it more like 3/4.
2.  I added 1 capfull of the castille soap to the bottle.
3.  Replace cap and gently shake.  It will foam up in the bottle pretty good, but I still think I could have filled the bottle 3/4 of the way and would have been fine.  I'll try that with the next one and see which way I like better.

Easy Peasy :D  You can also add a drop of essential oils to the mix - like lavender or peppermint - if your castille soap is unscented.  I just bought the peppermint scented castille soap.  I love the smell of peppermint for handsoaps, and it's great for inflammation, so if you're washing your hands because you hurt yourself, it will help out :D  You can get essentials oils at Hy-Vee also.  I still have so many left from my mom that I haven't bought any in so long.  I'll do some research to see where I would buy my oils from in the future.  Wow, that got off on a tangent, but I love my essential oils, they help with so many ailments - from ear infections to sleeplessness :D

1 comment:

  1. You can also just do 2/3 water, 1/3 dish soap and shake for foaming dish soap. :)

    E. Taylor