Homemade Hand Soap

Maybe you love trying new hand soaps like I do. The different scents. The foam and non-foam versions. Their varying containers. But maybe you’re also like me and prefer a cleaner alternative. Perhaps making your own homemade hand soap has remained just a thought. An attractive dispenser sounds appealing to merge with home decor that you can use and reuse – and without those less flattering store-packaged stickers. I’m here to share a simple blend proving a DIY creation can be that easy, moving your thought into motion. I’ll include some reasons for making your own and benefits of the ingredients.

For me, similarly to my homemade laundry soap, finding a creative outlet is huge. Making modifications to what I use within my home and developing a cleaner environment is empowering.

Creating a cost-effective alternative is appealing.  Store hand soap can be pretty expensive, especially the natural ones. Why not make your own and be in control of the scent? Using household staples already on standby, such as castile soap and essential oils, makes sense and is fun.

Doing my part to make a non-toxic version is rewarding and a personal contribution to my home.

It can be an enjoyable activity involving kiddos, too. 

Taking no more than 5 minutes to blend this up is efficient. 

Seeing my effort sitting in my kitchen and bathroom puts a smile on my face and makes me feel proud.


Homemade Hand Soap


Any quick search of ingredients found on labels, such as the term fragrance, is illuminating and concerning. For a while, I didn’t think twice about household labels or what could be problematic about even just one term such as “fragrance”. Take a look for yourself at all the hidden toxic chemicals. Perhaps that article addressing some of the industry’s safety standards and chemicals and hazards within fragrance will spur further research.

You may be thinking that this world is full of chemicals and toxins. We can’t avoid them all. Of course. It isn’t about avoiding them all. What about controlling what we can control and avoiding what we can avoid? The food that goes into our mouths and the products we personally use in our homes is a good start and can make a difference. Our home, being our primary domain, is a perfect place to give things a good rinse and make changes. Furthermore, indoor air can be way more polluted than the outdoors. That article breathes insight and warning into household products and various exposures right within our midst.


Brief Ingredient Low-Down:

Blending your own hand soap is easy!

Liquid Unscented Castile Soap – Affordable. Countless benefits. Non-toxic and skin friendly. Cleansing. Multi-purpose household staple.

100% Pure Essential Oils –  An added pure means for fragrance. Its natural properties serve to be protective against gunk and germs. Freedom in changing up oils used, receiving a range of benefits and scents, even creating your own lovely blends.

Vitamin E Oil – Added moisturizing benefit. A little goes a long way. I just add one squeeze from the dropper. I’ve had zero dry hand issues or any skin irritation.


I experimented with almond oil for its moisturizing benefits, but it clogged my foam dispenser. I’ll stick with the vitamin E oil for now. I like the elegance of these glass foam soap dispensers, which can be found on Amazon. Depending on the size of your dispenser and personal preference, you can easily change the amounts of the ingredients. That’s the beauty of DIY, plenty of allowance for tweaking it to make it your own without overthinking it.

Want to learn more about essential oils and how start your own oily layer? Head over to my page about it.

Do you blend your own hand soap? What do you enjoy making? If not, my hope is this pumps you up and shows that not all DIY is intimidating after all. A good entry to clean things up in your home while adding to or developing a new life layer at the same time!




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  1. Stephanie Gipson | 20th Nov 17

    I love this! Thanks for sharing Britt! Excited to try it!

    • Brittinni Bailey | 22nd Nov 17

      Thanks, Stephanie! I know you’ll love this. Do it! 🙂

  2. Barefoot Warrior | 20th Nov 17

    This is just an excellent idea! I’m slowly but surely trying to eliminate harsh chemicals from our home and this is another great idea! I have some pretty dispensers that I could re-use!

    • Brittinni Bailey | 22nd Nov 17

      That’s neat you already have some pretty dispensers handy! All the more reason to try it. 🙂

  3. Gina Kay Daniel (@ginadaniel) | 20th Nov 17

    This is so cool! I’d love to try this, you just don’t know what sort of nasty chemicals are in soaps nowadays x

    • Brittinni Bailey | 22nd Nov 17

      You should, Gina! 🙂

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