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 soap – no 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.
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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.
- Thieves essential oil | No, you don’t have to use Young Living. I make my own Thieves. You can click here to learn how to make thieves oil. Or you can buy Edens Garden’s version.
- 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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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.
- 4 tablespoons Unscented Castile soap
- 10-15 drops Thieves essential oil
- 1 tablespoon Almond or Jojoba oil
- Fill the rest of the way with distilled or filtered water
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!
Worked great! I added some orange too! Thanks for the recipe!