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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!


Material

  • 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

Method

  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!

Notes... 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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  • good little science, numeracy and sensory experience for the kids too. Had not thought about making my own hand soap before so thanks

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  • Id love to try and make this as I think my girls would love foaming hand wash without all the nasties

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  • This is so productive i love it

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  • Sounds great, I love a good diy household product

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  • Wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing

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  • My kids would love to make this with me, thanks for sharing.

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  • this is a wonderful idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Thanks so much for sharing this one

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  • This is a game changer! Thanks for sharing. Post is saved so I can do this myself

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  • I didn’t know you could make your own foaming soap at home thanks for the tip

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  • I didn’t know that it could be that easy to make – thank you for sharing your how to :)

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  • Thank you! I do like to make personal products and essential oils are so good.

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  • What a great idea love the idea of homemade hand wash


    • I love making homemade products – it is a fun creative past time.

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  • Looks easy enough!

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  • What a fantastic idea. I’m always looking for ways to save money and the environment at the same time. Every little bit helps ???? Thank you lovely.

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