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DIY Thieves Hand Soap

DIY Thieves Foaming Hand Soap

I love Thieves hand soap!!! But now that I’m no longer a Young Living member and no longer receive a discount, I just can’t justify spending $17 on hand soapno matter how hard I try. So I decided to make my own DIY Thieves hand soap.

And let me just say – it’s amazing! Oh, and it doesn’t cost anywhere near $17.


How to make Thieves Foaming Hand Soap

This DIY is so easy to make. To get started you’ll want to first gather your supplies.

  • Bottle | If you want this to be a foaming hand soap you’ll need to get a bottle with a foaming dispenser. They sell plastic and glass ones on Amazon. Or you can reuse an old foaming hand soap bottle. That’s what I do but I plan on buying a glass dispenser soon.
  • Unscented Castile soap | There are many options when it comes to Castile soap. I prefer to use unscented that way it doesn’t interfere with the Thieves scent. I use Dr. Bronners. It’s my favorite brand of castile soap. Whichever castile soap you decide to use, just make sure it is free of chemicals and impurities.
  • Almond or Jojoba oil | The castile soap can be a bit drying. Although, adding the oil is completely optional it will make the hand soap so much more moisturizing.
  • Distilled or filtered water | You can use tap but I prefer to use filtered because I want my soap to be as natural and chemical free as possible.

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DIY Thieves hand soap

Hand Soap Recipe

Like I mentioned, this recipe is super easy to make. Just grab your bottle and add the following ingredients to it and shake. I use a 10oz bottle so depending on which size bottle you choose you may want to increase or decrease the ingredients below.

Homemade Thieves Hand Soap Tips & Tricks

  • If your Thieves soap isn’t foaming, there may be an issue with your soap dispenser. I would suggest trying a different dispenser and making sure it’s specifically designed for foaming.
  • If the soap is too drying I suggest reducing the amount of castile soap or increasing the amount of almond or jojoba oil.
  • If you would prefer to use a different carrier oil that is totally fine. Just make sure it is extra moisturizing.
  • If you would prefer the scent to be stronger feel free to add more drops of Thieves oil.
  • This soap doesn’t have that super “soapy” feel that you may be used too. You could achieve a more “soapy” feel by adding additional castile soap but like I said earlier the castile soap is very drying. Just remember studies have shown it’s not the actual soap that cleans your hands but rather the agitation.
  • You may want to give the bottle a little shake each time use you it to ensure the ingredients are well blended.

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Final Thoughts about DIY Hand Soap

I really love this DIY hand soap. Whenever I can take a product I love and recreate it and it works just as good but costs way less, it makes me super happy. I know, I’m a dork.

And I did the math, and this costs less than $2.50 to make.

If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you. Please share below!

DIY Thieves Hand Soap

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