Ok, so if you’re nervous about making your own skin care or cleaning products then this is the place to start. A DIY foaming hand soap could not be easier! It takes not even 5 minutes! It’s actually my dad’s favorite product of all that I’ve made so I don’t know whether to be concerned or just take the compliment! The hardest part about this recipe is finding a foaming container!
So, before we get started I should talk a bit about why you should make your own hand soap. As usual, here is another product that is not good for you. Antibacterial soap is full of chemicals. Namely, triclosan.
The Dangers of Triclosan
Triclosan’s list of side effects are a mile long. Several that stand out are that it is a hormone disruptor and causes damage to liver function. It is linked to allergies, eczema and asthma.
In a review article published in 2017 it was reported that triclosan has been associated with cancer development and decreased cardiovascular function in mice.
Studies have shown that antibacterial hand soaps are ineffective to viruses like the flu and colds.
Also, it’s been proven that antibacterial hand soaps leave behind strong bacterias such as MRSA. There is also a theory that we are setting ourselves up for a Mega Virus that is evolving and becoming immune to antibacterial hand soap.
I say, ditch the chemicals and make your own!
Make Your Own Foaming Hand Soap and Save $$$!
First, the concept of “foaming soap” is deceptive. Did you know the difference between regular soap refills and foaming soap refills is that the foaming soap is LOADED with water. Thanks to the handy dandy foaming soap dispenser, you only need a small amount of soap mixed in water to get a lovely lather!
That being said, buying foaming soap refills is a total rip off. Making your own could not be more easy or affordable and once you do it, you’ll kick yourself for not doing it sooner!
DIY Foaming Hand Soap
Top off with water
This recipe is based on a 10 ounce foaming bottle. Clearly the amount of soap does not have to be exact. This is a very forgiving DIY which is nice because it’s very likely a DIY you’ll keep in your back pocket thanks to it being so easy and saving so much money!
Making a DIY foaming hand soap is so simple that I almost feel feel silly making this a whole post!
And let me make it even more simple-You don’t have to use castile soap-you can us any soap you have. Body wash, dish soap, regular hand soap all work! I prefer castile soap because it’s natural and it is super concentrated so that helps get your hands extra clean but other soap options will work in a pinch.