I use this DIY foaming handwash as body wash for myself and my kids as well. It saves some money and as I am not buying lots of plastic bottles, it is good for the environment!


  • 1 Foaming hand wash dispenser (about 400ml)
  • 4 Tbs liquid castle soap (I use Dr Bronners)
  • 2 Tbs liquid glycerine
  • 1 Tbs fractionated coconut oil
  • 15-20 Drops essential oils
  • Distilled water


  1. Add castle soap, glycerine, coconut oil and essential oils to dispenser. Swirl to ensure essential oils are disseminated throughout.
  2. Fill the bottle with the distilled water leaving a little space at the top.
  3. Put on lid and gently mix to combine. Use your soap!


All ingredients are found easily online.
I'm not very precise with my measurements. If it feels as though it's drying your hands out, add some more glycerine and coconut oil.
The oils will sit at the top. It's a good idea to shake the bottle before each use.
Shelf life is a couple of months. If you use normal tap water (preferably boiled and cooled) it will shorten the shelf life to maybe a month.
I usually use lavender as this oil is safe for toddlers.

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  • Very nice and makes a lovely personal gift too !


  • Love this. Have you got any favourite essential oil combos. We love the citrus ones!


  • I would love to try this I have always wanted to make or try to attempt make Foaming Handwash


  • Moght have to give this a go we go through so much hand wash


  • A great idea, thanks will give it a go!


  • Thank you for a useful project and a product to make up for our selves.
    I like the idea of the natural ingredients and as you said cutting down the plastic products in our environment.


  • Clever recipe. This will be popular. Thanks for sharing.


  • Ill have to try this, I prefer natural and home made, but only if it does a good job


  • Such a great idea, and, as you say, saves a little money too!


  • Sounds wonderful, will have to give it a go, I so love liquid soaps. Thanks for sharing.


  • I have not made my own soap before.


  • Such a wonderful idea, thanks for sharing.


  • I use this also, just started and I think it’s great how you can customise it with your fav essential oils


  • Again, I had no idea you could make this stuff at home. Very cool


  • This is a great idea. Going to come back to this recipe to make this soap.


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