DIY Foaming Hand Soap (Non Toxic + Sustainable)

Are you tired of using store-bought hand soaps filled with chemicals causing dry, cracked hands? Well, I’ve got a solution for you! Let me share a simple and rewarding way to make your own personalized foaming hand soap that is both non-toxic and sustainable.

By taking a few minutes to create your own soap, you can have full control over the ingredients and reduce your environmental impact. Once you try this DIY recipe, you’ll never want to go back to the generic options again.

jug of castile soap and a mason jar
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For years, I held onto skepticism regarding the effectiveness of DIY foaming hand soap. But then one Saturday, I finally decided to give it a try. Since then, I’ve not looked back! Our hands now feel cleaner and they don’t dry out or crack like they did with store-bought soaps. Through research, studying dilution charts, and a fair share of trial and error, I’ve crafted a cherished foaming hand soap recipe that I’m excited to share with you. Give it a try and experience the difference for yourself.

Why Should I Make DIY Foaming Hand Soap?

  • Eliminates chemical filled soaps
  • Protects your hormone levels and health
  • Say goodbye to dry, cracked hands
  • Save money
  • Reduce toxins in your home (creating a healthier home)

Foaming Hand Soap Supplies

Best Foaming Hand Soap Dispensers

Foaming Hand Soap Recipe

  1. First, add castile soap to mason jar (or foaming pump soap jar)
  2. Next, add water to jar and add foaming top on until tight
  3. Finally, shake the jar for 30 seconds or until combined, and use it when you’re ready!

Foaming Soap vs Regular Hand Soap

Regular hand soap is usually a gel-type substance that is either clear or creamy. This is used with a gel soap pump top that allows the liquid to easily flow up the tube and into your hand. Regular hand soap is not meant to be diluted with water. Foaming hand soap is made from a concentrate such as pure castile soap that is meant to be diluted with water. You use a foaming pump top to use this soap which adds air to the mixture when pumping into your hand. They both work equally well if used correctly!

FAQ

  • Can I use a regular pump for foaming hand soap? No, you’ll need a foaming soap pump but no worries, they’re very affordable. Check out my favorite foaming hand pump tops. They fit on a regular mason jar.
  • Can you turn regular hand soap into foaming hand soap? No, regular hand soap is not meant to be watered down but castile soap is meant for it and is extra concentrated to do these DIY projects.
  • What castile soap is best for foaming hand soap? My favorite is Whole Naturals Pure Castile Soap. It is EGW verified, organic, and Non-GMO which means it’s truly safe and healthy for your body. I use this castile soap for everything, DIY hand soap, bathroom scrub, all-purpose cleaner, and even laundry soap. It never causes my sensitive skin to have issues.
  • What makes soap foam? The foaming pump top adds air to the soap solution and allows it to foam.

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Nontoxic Foaming Hand Soap

Make your own personalized foaming hand soap that is both non-toxic and sustainable. By taking a few minutes to create your own soap, you can have full control over the ingredients and reduce your environmental impact.
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: DIY Nontoxic Cleaning
Cuisine: Nontoxic
Keyword: foaming hand soap, foaming hand soap with castile soap, foaming hand soap with essential oils, how to make foaming hand soap, nontoxic hand soap, plum branch home foaming hand soap
Yield: 1 Mason Jar
Author: Molly LaFontaine of Plum Branch Home

Equipment

  • 1 foaming pump top
  • 1 16oz mason jar
  • OR foaming soap dispenser

Materials

  • 1/2 cup castile soap
  • 1 1/2 cup water

Instructions

  • First, add castile soap to mason jar (or foaming pump soap jar)
  • Next, add water to jar and add foaming top on until tight
  • Finally, shake the jar for 30 seconds or until combined, and use it when you're ready!

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