If you LOVE your foaming hand soap, you NEED this DIY foaming hand soap recipe! Think of all those bubbles!! Without scrubbing like crazy for a good lather. Just luscious, foaming bubbles right out of the pump.
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If you’re obsessed with foaming soap like I am – you need to start making your own. You’ll save money. You’ll have full control of exactly what is in your soap and goes on your skin.
Plus you can avoid antibacterial soap! Read why antibacterial soap is no good – in fact, it was banned by the FDA.
I’m so excited to share this DIY Foaming soap recipe with you! You’ve got this!! And in case you can’t wait – scroll down for the recipe and video tutorial.
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I am bubble obsessed. I bet you are too. Foaming hand soap seems to make everything cleaner. Less time scrubbing to get up a good lather, pump out some soap and you’re already there.
I love when my shampoo gets all bubbly, I feel like my hair is getting fresh and clean. If you’re interested in making your own simple baby shampoo – here’s a simple and effective recipe.
I admit I have a bubble obsession. I have a problem.
We’ve been conditioned to equate bubbles with clean. Today’s soaps are super bubbly. But bubbles does not equal clean. It’s the soap that washes away the germs, not the bubbles. Even a soap with little lather cleans just as well. We perceive that the one with lots of bubbles cleans better.
I learned the difference between bubbles and cleansing when I started making handmade soap. The kind with oils, water, and lye. Like your Grandmother used to make. All natural soap – you can check out my soaps for sale in my Etsy shop.
Anwya, when you calculate a soap recipe, there is a different scale for bubbles, cleansing, hardness, etc. Bubbles does not equal clean people. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
Regardless, I still love my bubbles. You should too. Don’t feel bad. Just know bubbles don’t equal cleaner.
What’a girl to do? Just enjoy the bubble fun. Check out the recipe to make your own DIY Foaming Hand Soap Recipe and get bubble happy.
DIY Foaming Hand Soap Recipe
It’s simple, crazy simple. For a while, I would buy refills of foaming hand soap. Then I realized I could make it myself. For a fraction of the cost. And I could control the ingredients. Score!
There are two key ingredients you will need to make this DIY Foaming hand soap recipe a success. If you prefer a video, keep scrolling.
- Foaming Hand Soap Dispenser – it MUST be a foaming hand soap dispenser
- Liquid Castile Soap
- Unscrew the cap and remove the pump for the hand soap dispenser.
- Fill the bottle 3/4 of the way up with water first. Foaming soap dispensers top takes up a lot of room inside the bottle. Place the top in the bottle before proceeding to make sure it’s not too full with water. And that you’ll have some room to add your castile soap.
- Add 2-3 teaspoons of liquid Castile soap to the bottle. I usually add 7-8 squirts instead of using measuring teaspoons. It’s fast to just squirt some soap into the bottle directly. And less messy.
- Insert the pump back into the bottle and screw it on. Give it a good shake and you’ll all set.
That’s it! You just made foaming hand soap. The crazy part is it is mostly water!! So easy to do and easy on your wallet instead of shelling out $4 for a new hand soap (that’s mostly water!)
DIY Foaming Hand Soap Recipe Video
Here’s a quick video tutorial on how to make your own hand soap, courtesy of my 5-year-old son. He loves to refill the soap dispensers with me. It’s a fun learning experience for him and me. Something you can easily do with your own kids.
I do supervise him the whole time, to avoid a spill. It’s something that he can do on his own. To be on the safe side, I recommend supervision.
DIY Foaming Hand Soap Recipe FAQ
Notes on Foaming Hand Soap Dispensers
Foaming hand soap dispensers have a mechanism in the pump that causes the foaming action. So you definitely need a foaming hand soap dispenser. It is different than a regular soap dispenser.
You can get a 3 pack of foaming soap dispensers on Amazon – they are BPA free plastic. Easy to use and great reviews.
If you’re just starting out – you can refill a foaming hand soap pump you already have.
I’d love a glass bronze foaming hand soap dispenser. I have a total crush on this one! We will stick with the plastic for now until the kids are a little older. Enough stuff already gets broken! While I love using glass to avoid plastic, no one is ingesting the soap. Just using it to wash hands so I think it’s all good.
How Do I Scent My Soap?
If you prefer a scented DIY Foam Hand Soap recipe, it’s really easy. Just use castile soap already scented with essential oils.
Some recipes will recommend adding additional essential oils. It’s not necessary and just another step. Another ingredient to buy. You’re all set with a scented castile soap. It makes things really easy.
My favorite is the lavender scented castile soap. If you use it for exclusively for foaming hand soap, a bottle will last you well over a year. I use it for so many things in my home so it doesn’t last me as long. Here is my favorite Lavender Castile Soap by Dr. Bronner’s.
Help! My Foaming Hand Soap Pump is Clogged
If your pump gets clogged, run some really hot water through it. Put some hot water in a separate bottle and pump the hot water through to clean it out. It happened if I added regular hand soap soap instead of castile soap. It also happened when I used a cheap foaming soap pump.
To do this, put some hot water in a separate bottle and pump the hot water through. It helps clean out the junk that caused the clog.
If you try to use regular hand soap it works but clogs more often. I recommend using castile soap. Skip the dollar store foaming soap pump, they tend to clog as well.
Not Enough Suds
Depending on how hard or soft your water is, you may need to add more soap to the mix. We have soft water so I may have to use less soap than you do.
It’s easy – add a few more squirts and see if it foams the way you want it to.
Here are two pumps of soap.
And for those who are bubble obsessed like me, here are 5 pumps of soap. Look at all those luscious bubbles….. Sigh!
Try Out Your DIY Foaming Hand Soap Recipe
Make some foaming hand soap today! Get your hands on some castile soap and a foaming soap dispenser and you’re all set. Make sure you snag your FREE custom foaming hand soap labels here to complete the handmade look!
You can also buy everything from Amazon and have it delivered right to your door. (My favorite way to shop). The initial investment will save you lots of $$ in the long term plus you have full control of what goes into your soap.
Happy soaping! Make sure to pin and share this with your friends so they can join the fun!
Be sure to check out my Etsy shop for my handmade soaps and deodorant too!
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