So at work I wash my hands approximately 2,347 times. Not exaggerating! Then comes the foam. Foam in, foam out (that’s what the sign says on patient room doors). OUCH, that foam burns my hands! What’s even worse is the garbage that is in these hand soaps and foam cleansers. Not good. You want to know what’s in the foam? Triclosan. What’s Triclosan you ask? It’s an antibacterial hand cleanser. It’s also a hormone disruptor, thyroid disruptor, and potentially carcinogenic. Yikes!
So, I decided that its time to stop this nonsense. This DIY foaming hand soap does the trick! Make your own. I do! ☺
Here is why this is a great hand soap for sensitive skin: Castile baby soft soap is made for baby skin. Lavender essential oil is very soothing to the skin. Gentle and soothing, perfect for sensitive skin. That’s why I love using this soap for my kiddos!
DIY Foaming Hand Soap For Sensitive Skin
- 2 Tbsp baby mild castile soap — where to find
- filtered water
- 20 drops Lavender essential oil
- foaming hand soap dispenser — like this
- Add soap to foam dispenser
- Follow with lavender essential oil
- Slowly add water, so soap does not foam
- Careful not to overfill, you need to leave room for the soap pump
- Add pump top and screw on tight
- You are good to go!
6 Replies to “DIY Foaming Hand Soap for Sensitive Skin”
I’ve been very interested in making the elderberry syrup. I WAS going to purchase some but when I stumbled across your site I got very excited! I’m stuck though trying to figure out how many mg/tsp it would be. Trying to compare apples to apples if it’s worth making it or purchasing it. Is there a way to figure out the strength of your homemade syrup? I love the idea of making it.
Thank you so much!
Hi Kim! So glad you are excited about the recipe! I really dont have a way to compare ounce for ounce what the strength is compared to the store. I do know that the syrup at my co-op is like $12 for a small bottle. I spend about $17 on a pound of dried elderberries and that makes roughly 4-5 batches. So, its very cost effective!
I have been making almost the same reciepe for hand soap but I use 10-15 of lemon essential oil and 10 drops of orange essential oil plus I also add a tsp of olive oil it makes it thicker and more moistening.
I love it.
Thanks Kate! I really needed this recipe. I have very delicate skin on my hands and I love this foaming soap recipe. Plus I have 2 new foaming soap bottles en route from Amazon. Perfect timing! Love your blog and all the wisdom you share with us.