As part of my membership with Young Living, I am part of a HUGE (8,000+) group on Facebook that shares various ways to use essential oils. One day, I saw a recipe for foaming soap. Seeing how easy it was to make, I quickly ordered all the supplies from Amazon.
It took me all of two minutes to make. So. Easy.
As many of you know, I’m on a ditch and switch campaign to rid my home of toxins in my products. From air fresheners, cleaning solutions, cosmetics, and now, soap. I’ve made a commitment to a toxin free lifestyle so I can be healthier without all the crap!
A lot of soap brands contain fragrances, sodium lauryl sulfates, formaldehydes, triclosan. Known skin irritants and carcinogens. Ick! Our skin is our largest organ and absorbs everything it comes into contact with. Go ahead and scan your products with the Think Dirty App and see for yourself!
When you educate yourself about these things, you know better and you do better. And then you want to educate your loved ones so they can live a healthier lifestyle as well.
Also, in the long run, making your own DIY products is so much more cost effective. I call this a win-win!
So, my beloved blog readers, I’m going to give you all the tools: from the shopping list, to the recipe, to some ideas of essential oil blends. I love that I can customize your mix for whatever whim I feel like 🙂
What essential oil blend would you most like to try? Or do you have a favorite combination to recommend? I’d love to hear it!
DIY Foaming Hand Soap
- Foaming Soap Container, 8 oz or more. (I bought these glass containers. Plastic containers are great too!)
- 1/4 cup castile soap, fragrance free
- 1 Tbs fractionated coconut oil (some people use almond oil, but with nut allergies, I think coconut oil is safer)
- ~20 drops Young Living essential oils
- Filtered water
Add castile soap, coconut oil, and essential oils. Swirl to mix. Then, fill the container with filtered water. Pop on the hand pump and wash those hands! Voila!
Essential Oil Combination Ideas:
[ ] Immune Boost: Thieves (12) and Lemon (8)
[ ] Fresh: Lavender (10), Orange (10), and Peppermint (5)
[ ] Happy: Joy (10) and Citrus Fresh (10)
[ ] Soothe: Lavender (12) and Gentle Baby (8)
[ ] Holiday: Thieves (10) and Northern Lights Black Spruce (5)
[ ] Candy Cane: Peppermint (5), Wintergreen (5), and Cinnamon (5)
[ ] Pumpkin Spice: Clove (4), Orange (4), Cinnamon (3), and Nutmeg (4)
[ ] Spring: Geranium (4), Grapefruit (8), and Lime (4)
[ ] Summer: Tangerine (6), Lime (6), and Spearmint (6)