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Foaming Hand Soap Recipe

Prep Time10 mins


  • a glass or plastic dispenser bottle


  • 1 tablespoon Almond oil, olive oil, or vitamin E oil
  • 10 drops essential oil I like Ylang Ylang, rose, cinnamon, or vanilla, but this is your choice to make, it is entirely a matter of preference
  • 10 drops Tea Tree oil optional – I add tea tree oil to almost every product I make as it has great anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and healing properties
  • 2.5 oz Castile soap the correct ratio is 1 part soap to 4 parts water
  • 10 oz distilled water or water that has been boiled and then cooled off
  • 1 - 3 teaspoons table salt optional – the more salt you use the thicker the foam; do not use too much soap as it could affect the dispenser’s ability to dispense the soap


  • Dilute salt in boiling water or distilled water (I use 3 teaspoons – that way the soap is foamy without blocking the dispensing system).
    adding salt to boiling water
  • Fill your dispenser bottle ¾ full of the distilled water. The soap to water ratio Is 1 part soap to 4 parts water.
    plastic recipient next to measuring cup
  • Add the castile soap. Using good quality castile soap will absolutely affect the quality of the foam
    adding the Castille soap
  • Add the base oil – almond, olive, or vitamin E oil. Choose a good quality base oil that will moisturize your skin.
    adding sweet almond oil
  • Add the 10 drops of the essential oil of your choice.
    adding Ylang Ylang essential oil to the mix
  • Add the 10 drops of tea tree oil.
    adding the tea tree oil
  • Fill the bottle with more distilled water.
    topping up dispenser with distilled water
  • Shake the mixture well to combine all the ingredients.
    shaking the mixture