DIY Foaming Citrus Hand Soap

DIY handsoap


We all know how important hand washing is to help keep away all sorts of germs, colds and flu.  At my house, we wash our hands a lot!  My husband spends a lot of time working around the house and in the yard, and when my boys come home, they are either returning from baseball practice, mowing lawns or the gym.  All places that can be filthy for sure! When we wash our hands, it’s a win-win when we are getting clean, improving the condition of our skin and killing germs! This easy to make hand soap has a delicious citrus scent, softens skin and kills germs too. I use orange and lemon oils for this soap.  Lavender and peppermint smell great too, and so do cedarwood and tea tree oil.  I have one of these cute little bottles at every sink in the house.

Give it a try and see if you like it.  Its’ so easy to make and contains none of the harsh ingredients often found in other hand soaps. 


About 12 ounces of distilled or boiled water (straight from the tap works too!)

2 tablespoons of liquid castile soap (I use this kind)

1/2 teaspoon of liquid oil (I use sweet almond. You can use olive or jojoba)

1/2 teaspoon of vegetable glycerin (optional not pictured) Leaves skin hydrated

10 drops each of two essential oils (I use orange and lemon, this kind)

Pump container (I use these)

DIY Handsoap ingredients



*Fill your soap dispenser up until about one inch from the top.  Leave room for the other ingredients and the pump. 

*Add the liquid castile soap to the water. Make sure to put the water in first so there won’t be too many bubbles!

*Add the almond oil and essential oils.

*Twist pump lid and give it a shake.

*Shake before using to mix.

Have you tried a DIY Hand Soap?  What recipe have you used?  I would love to hear from you!