DIY Foaming Hand Soap

This week must be the theme for hand foaming soap. First, my Young Living sponsor posted a video on how to make this super easy and CHEAP hand soap. Then, the next day, I went to an Essential Oils 101 class and the host had a set up for hand foaming soap!

I've wanted to make this soap for about 2 years now but have always made up some sort of excuse. "The dispenser is too expensive." "I don't have the ingredients " You know how it goes! Well let me tell you, once these 2 ladies introduced me on where to get cheap dispensers, how easy it was to make, and I realized I had all the ingredients on hand, I thought I would share with you how to make this simple, nontoxic hand soap!

So what is in this foaming hand soap?

Castile soap - Castile soap is loosely defined as a pure vegetable-based soap. It originally was made from olive oil but while it makes a great moisturizing soap, it doesn't really lather well. Most castile soap is made from a mixture of olive oil, coconut oil, castor oil, or any other kind of vegetable-based oil. It is mixed with potassium hydroxide and the chemical reaction that occurs creates what we use as Castile soap! It is safe and gentle on the skin! (1) I choose unscented Castile soap so I can add my own essential oils and so I avoid the harsh chemical frangrances that may be added to the scented Castile soap.

Vitamin EVitamin E is an antioxidant that blocks free radicals from the skin, helps promote new skin cell growth and speeds up skin regeneration, which can help reduce wrinkles, treat scars and acne, and keep the skin looking youthful. (2)

Essential oils - I used Thieves and Orange essential oils but you can substitute it with whatever you want!
* Thieves - This is an amazing blend consisting of clove, lemon, cinnamon bark, eucalyptus radiata, and rosemary essential oils. It supports the immune system, protects the body and contributes to overall better health.

The legend of this blend originates from a group of 15th-century thieves who rubbed this blend of botanicals on themselves. This prevented them from contracting the plague while they robbed the bodies of the dead and dying. When they were caught, they were forced to share the secret blend of the herbs, spices, and oils in exchange for a more lenient punishment.

A study was conducted in 1997 at Weber State University in Ogden, UT that explored the ability of this blend of oils against airborne microorganisms. The study concluded that after 10 minutes of Thieves diffusion in the air, there was a 82% decrease in Micrococcus luteus (a gram positive bioaerosol bacteria), a 96% decrease in Pseudamonas aeruginosa (a gram negative bioaerosol bacteria), and a 44% decrease in Staphylococcus aureus (4). That's pretty impressive for only being in the air for 10 minutes!

* Orange (optional) - You can choose to add this oil if you want. It has a clean and fresh scent. The fragrance of orange is uplifting and helps to support the immune system, provides relaxation, and helps promote emotional wellbeing. 

Water - Just regular tap water works fine!

DIY Thieves Foaming Hand Soap

* 1 foaming hand soap dispenser (I got mine here)
* 1/2 cup Castile soap (I got mine from Wegman's but you can get it here)
* 1 tsp Vitamin E (you can get it here)
* 4 oz. water
* 10 drops Thieves essential oil (I get mine here)
**optional** 4 drops Orange essential oil

* Pour Castile soap into hand soap dispenser
* Add Vitamin E
* Add Essential Oils
* Pour in water until soap dispenser is 3/4 full
* Mix and enjoy!

This is definitely a recipe I am going to be making very frequently! It foams up nice and I know my hands are getting clean without any toxins or chemicals!

In order to be compliant with Young Living and the FDA, I have left out the reference information regarding essential oils. If you have any questions, want to know more about the effects of essential oils, or want to know where I get my information about essential oils, please message me!

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