I started making my own DIY liquid hand soap as my family switched to a more natural lifestyle. I am not a crunchy mom yet, but I am working on it.
With concerns over antibacterial ingredients in many liquid hand soaps, my daughter having extremely sensitive skin, and the fact we live on a homestead and wash our hands A LOT, I wanted a healthy and more economical option. I did some research online and came up with a hand soap recipe that not only takes care of the dirt and germs but also smells fabulous.
There are only a few simple ingredients needed to make this natural liquid hand soap. The essential oils used in this liquid hand soap has tons of antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal and antiseptic qualities, thus making this soap a strong germ fighter. For this DIY liquid hand soap, I use Dr. Bronners Unscented Castile soap, lavender essential oil, tea tree essential oil, sweet orange essential oil and distilled water.
One of my favorite brands for essential oils is Plant Therapy and you can read why here.
There is no need for harsh chemicals or dangerous additives when you have Mother Nature on your side. Save money and loose the chemicals!
DIY Liquid Hand Soap Recipe
- 1/2 cup Dr. Bronner's Unscented Castile Soap
- 10 drops lavender essential oil
- 15 drops tea tree essential oil
- 10 drops sweet orange
- 1 cup of distilled water
Add Castile soap and essential oils to the soap dispenser.
Add distilled water and shake.