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DIY Hand Soap for the Holidays

Stay healthy and germ-free this winter with this DIY hand soap for the holidays. It’s extremely moisturizing and the scent is fully customizable. Choose from candy cane, Christmas cookie, or Christmas tree.

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DIY Hand Soap for the Holidays

The holidays are almost here! I love the holidays and all of the fun and excitement it brings.

But what I don’t love about the holiday season is all the illnesses that get spread around. I’m going to try my best to do all I can to avoid getting sick this winter.

Which means I will be washing my hands a lot!

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But the thing is, I am not a big fan of store bought hand soap. So many of them contain ingredients that are known endocrine disruptors.

There are also ingredients in popular name brand hand soaps that are known to cause immunotoxicity and neurotoxicity.

Take for example, Bath & Body Works gentle foaming grapefruit hand soap. It contains methylisothiazolinone which is known to trigger allergies and / or cause immunotixcity.

It also contains synthetic fragrances that can trigger allergies, cause immunotoxicity, endocrine disruption, and non-reproductive organ system toxicity.

Not too mention a long list of other yucky ingredients.

I used to love Bath & Body Works hand soaps. Especially their holiday themed collection. But not anymore.

Since being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease in 2018, I’ve tried my best to avoid products that are full of toxic chemicals.

Knowing what I know now about the link between toxic chemicals and autoimmune disease I just don’t feel like it’s worth the risk to use those types of products anymore.

If you’re not aware of the connection between toxic chemicals and autoimmune disease, I’ve listed a few articles about it below if you would like to check them out.

So now I just make my own homemade hand soap. And it works great, it is super easy to make, and it hardly costs a thing.

Plus, the best part is the scent is fully customizable.

I already created hand soaps for fall which included pumpkin spice, apple pie, and autumn air scents.

So with the holidays right around the corner I thought it was the perfect time to create some holiday / Christmas scented hand soaps.

How To Make Homemade Hand Soaps For Christmas

To make your own diy hand soap, simply add the following ingredients to a 12 oz bottle or jar like this one.

Once you’ve added all the ingredients and essential oils, attach lid and shake well.

By the way I use these foaming soap dispenser lids from Amazon.

Christmas Hand Soap Recipes

Below are a few of my favorite holiday scented essential oil blends. Simply add the essential oils to the recipe above for holiday scented hand soap.

Candy Cane

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15 drops peppermint + 10 drops spearmint

Christmas Cookie

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15 drops ginger + 4 drops clove + 4 drops cinnamon + 3 drops nutmeg + 8 drops vanilla

Christmas Tree

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20 drops fir + 4 drops vetiver + 4 drops cypress

These diy hand soaps for the holidays make great homemade Christmas presents. You can sign up to receive free printable gift tags below.

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Need Essential Oils?

Make sure to use 100% pure essential oils when making this homemade hand soap for the holidays. High quality essential oils don’t have to cost a lot.

I use and recommend Plant Therapy, Florihana, and Simply Earth essential oils. They all sell high quality oils at affordable prices.

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A Few More Things…….

  • The almond oil is optional but it definitely helps to keep your hands extra moisturized after washing. So if you have some I recommend using it.
  • Glycerin is also optional but I like to use it because it helps make the hand soap a bit more foamy. And it also helps all the ingredients blend together better.
  • Make sure the essential oils you decide to use are 100% pure.
  • If the scent is too overpowering try using less essential oils
  • If the scent is not strong enough feel free to add more essential oils
  • The hand soap should stay good for at least 30 days.

If you have any questions please let me know in the comments below!

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