Last January I did a blog post about how to make your own Foaming Hand Soap. Today I am IMPROVING on that idea making it not only easier on your hands but giving it an antibacterial kick as well.
In the post I did about this last year I mentioned that I HAVE to have hand soap by the sinks in both my kitchen and my bathroom. But as much as I like this convenience, all that hand-washing contributes to the terribly dry skin I battle this time of year.
So today when my current bottle of foaming hand soap was almost gone, I decided to try adding a little fractionated coconut oil for extra moisturizing. And since it seems like everyone around me is SICK right now (thankfully not in THIS house *knock on wood*) I also decided to add some essential oils to give it an antibacterial boost. We need all the help we can get this time of year!
Make Your Own Moisturizing Antibacterial Foaming Hand Wash
What you’ll need:
- 1 empty foaming soap container (I repurposed one from the grocery store, but you can order “fancy” ones online…like THIS ONE on Amazon.)
- 2 tablespoons unscented castile soap (I used Dr. Bronner’s)
- 1 – 2 teaspoons fractionated coconut oil (I used about 4 pumps from my Spark Natural bottle of FCO)
- 10 – 15 drops essential oils of choice (I used 5 drops Melaleuca and 10 drops Wild Orange)
1. Pour castile soap and fractionated coconut oil into bottle.
2. Add essential oils.
3. Fill the rest of the way with water, leaving room for the foaming pump.
4. Screw on the pump top and shake gently.
To use: Pump desired amount into hands and wash with warm water.
The addition of fractionated coconut oil made the foaming soap much less drying to my hands.
Two simple additions that made a huge difference for me! I hope you’ll think so too!
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