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!

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 for the environment is a plus. Thank you.


  • thanks for the share!


  • Just reading the ingredients, this hand wash looks like it will be moisturising on my hands


  • This is exactly what I need right now. I can’t find hand wash or soap at the supermarket so this is fabulous. I was stressing about it and now I have a fun little project. Thank you ????


  • This sounds like a project I would enjoy and I could get both kids to assist. May be able to pass this off as a science lesson too for homeschooling!


  • I will definitely give this a try.


  • Great idea especially in these crazy times where handsoap is sold out in some places. I hear alot about Castile soap.


  • Clever recipe to have. Recently I’ve been reading of home made hand sanitiser that uses hydrogen peroxide. I think the other ingredient is aloe vera gel. But I’m unsure


  • Great idea, I have to try this. I assume this would be ok for sensitive skin? I haven’t heard of this liquid soap before, is it easy to get?


  • Oh this is great thank you


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


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


  • This is so productive i love it


  • Sounds great, I love a good diy household product


  • Wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing


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