Recently, I have become obsessed with essential oils and their many benefits (plus they smell good). I noticed the soaps that I buy at the store had a lot of “fancy” ingredients but I wasn’t sure they were natural so when I stumbled upon this post for foaming hand soap by Traditional Cooking School, I knew I had to try it. 

First I had to use all of the foaming hand soap I was using because I didn’t want to waste it and because I wanted to reuse the bottle. So when I noticed I had finally used it all I was excited to make this. 

How to Make Foaming Hand Soap

  • 1st, take whatever bottle you are using. You can order empty foaming hand soap dispensers on Amazon or you can reuse ones you have bought from other stores. I went the reuse route because it is better for the environment and let’s be honest it’s cheaper! 
  • 2nd, gather your ingredients. I used Dr. Bronner’s soap in the unscented version, Doterra coconut oil, Doterra On Guard, and Doterra Peppermint. On Guard is immune-boosting and helps against environmental threats, which is great for this time of year.
  • 3rd, combine about 10 drops of On Guard, 15 drops of peppermint, a teaspoon of coconut oil, and a couple of tablespoons of Dr. Bronner’s into the bottom of the hand soap container. 
  • 4th, filled the remainder of the bottle with water and put the pump back on it. It’s not really necessary BUT I swirled it around a little to make sure everything was incorporated! 

This soap smells AWESOME! On Guard has Clove oil, Wild Orange, Cinnamon Leaf, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary. This would be a great gift.

I love essential oils and their many uses and these two are some of my personal favorites. You could make this same soap with different oils if you wanted something floral, minty, beachy, or anything in between AND you know what is in it! 

If you make your own products with essential oils tell me below what they are and if you have a link to the recipe so I can make it too!