I love to have a 100% natural foaming hand soap available for my kids and guests. However, as you may have noticed, the cost is fairly high and kids go through this stuff really fast. So here’s my hack…

I purchased a 100% natural foaming hand soap in a really sturdy dispenser, with a lid that unscrewed. Now I had my good quality foamy soap dispenser for my ongoing use, without having to special order it.

Next, I purchased a large bottle of Dr. Bronner’s Liquid Castile Soap in either Lavender or Rose (my favorites – although their Peppermint is also really good). Dr. Bronner’s is very reasonably priced and available at almost every natural grocery or health store. Next, here’s the super easy recipe:

Dr. Bronner’s Foaming Hand Soap

  • 2/3 cup cold water
  • 1/3 cup Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap (already scented with essential oil of Lavender, Rose, Peppermint, etc)

1. Add the cold water to the dispenser first, then add the castile soap (this way it won’t foam up so much as you’re pouring it in).

2. Screw the pump lid onto the dispenser and shake/rotate gently to mix. Voila! Done. Could it be any more simple?

Note: If your dispenser doesn’t fit 1 cup of liquid and you don’t want to store leftovers, then the formula is: 2 parts castile soap to 6 parts water.

This recipe works every time and the soap mixture is a fluffy, velvety texture that feels like your hands are getting a really good clean – plus it smells great! This soap recipe will last a long time, so you don’t need to worry about it degrading if it’s not used quickly. I couldn’t find any data on it, but I would guess it would be good for at least 6 months.

If you search recipes for foaming hand soap online, you’ll notice that many call for way less castile soap – some recommend 2 tbsp castile to 1 cup of water. However, I like to use more castile for a better scrub and I feel it’s also why this formula will preserve well. If you want to try this lighter soap, then add some Vitamin E oil and use the Lavender or Peppermint Dr. Bronners, along with some Eucalyptus essential oil as these things will help to prevent your soap from going off over time. Of course, if you’re going to use it within a month, then no worries – just the castile and water should be fine.

How to Make Natural Foaming Hand Soap – Foolproof!

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  • May I ask you. My daughter had her child 9 years a go and ever since she has had diarrhea. she had a rue and Y done to her years ago and she has been scoped several times. but even if she eats no sugar or things does the diarrhea stop. do you have any idea what might help. obviously not her doctors they don’t care. Best regards to you Jini. Andrea Morse

    1. Hi Andrea,

      Thank you for reaching out. It could be too much (overgrowth, or infection) bad bacteria, yeast/Candida, fungal organisms or hybrids, viruses, etc. and not enough good bacteria throughout the digestive system.

      Jini recommends L-Glutamine to quickly stop the diarrhea. However, while it resolves the symptom, it does not completely address the cause of diarrhea – for that, Jini recommend taking probiotics to address the cause of the diarrhea and to resolve it long term. Please check Jini’s symptom page for Diarrhea at the link below for more information about this: http://listentoyourgut.com/symptoms/16/diarrhea.html

      Kind Regards,
      Cris B
      Customer Care

  • Thanks so much Jini, I use Dr. Bronner’s and will look for Peppermint, already have Lavender. Now with a new container to make it foam I’ll be a happy lady. Am loving your posts.

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