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Homemade Hand Soap

in Blog 19 Aug 2020

Few months ago, I started making my hand soaps at home.

It’s because we had to wash our hands quite often due to COVID-19 and needed a lot of hand soaps.
But I didn’t want to buy plastic bottles that were going to go to the landfill after the end of each use.

Since I started DIY, the plastic packaging that I buy from the shops has been decreased significantly and I’m so happy about it!

The another reason to make my own hand soap is that I know what’s in it.
No chemicals, no nasty ingredients and safe to use.

So today, I’m going to show you how to make your own hand soaps for your health and the environment!

The ingredients that you need are quite simple. Water, castile soap, jojoba oil and essential oils.

Depending on your mood, seasons or purposes, you can use a variety of essential oils mixed together.

If you have your favorite essential oils at home, these can be useful as you are aware of what makes you feel calm and relaxed.

But if you don’t have them, you can obtain ideas of what fragrance you want in the soap using my recipe as reference or you can just test the oil scents at the shops and choose your favorite ones.

Here are the essential oils that I like to use;

※ For antibacterial purpose
• Tea tree
• Eucalyptus
• Lavender
• Rosemary
• Peppermint

※ For relaxing purpose
• Lavender
• Rose
• Ylang Ylang
• Sandalwood
• Neroli

Homemade Hand Soap


• 200ml castile soap
• 300ml cool boiled water
• 1/2 tbsp jojoba oil
• 20 drops of essential oils


1. Boil water and allow to cool. Place in a large bowl.
Stir in castile soap.
2. Add jojoba oil and your preferred essential oils. Stir gently.

3. Store the liquid soap in a foaming pump bottle.
※ You can use a normal pump bottle if you don’t have forming one.

– Shake the bottle well before use.

– You can use fractionated coconut oil instead of jojoba oil if you prefer.

– If your skin is very sensitive, use less essential oils (less than 20 drops) or choose the gentle essential oils such as lavender, frankincense or sandalwood.

– If you don’t have a forming bottle but prefer a thicker soap, you can mix 1 tsp xanthan gum with 1 tbsp glycerin then add in your soap.

Hope you like and enjoy this recipe!

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