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Homemade Foaming Hand Soap for Fall

Stay healthy and germ-free this fall with this homemade foaming hand soap. It’s extremely moisturizing and the scent is fully customizable. Choose from pumpkin spice, apple pie, or fall breeze.

Homemade foaming hand soap sitting on round cutting board next to essential oils.

Fall is finally here and I am loving it! The weather is cooling down, the leaves are starting to change colors, and there’s pumpkin spice everything everywhere.

But as much as I love fall, I absolutely dread cold and flu season which is right around the corner.

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Although, I don’t dread it nearly as much as I used to. Before getting diagnosed with Hashimoto’s and starting my natural healing journey, I used to get sick literally 7-8x a year.

It was bad.

I’ve spent the past few years eating healthy, eliminating toxins from my environment, working out, and taking different vitamins and supplements which have all helped to strengthen my immune system.

I have only been sick once this entire year and it was just a weird, cold thing that only lasted a few days.

I have quite a few different posts about strengthening the immune system. If you’re interested you can check them out below.

But obviously, one of the best, no-brainer ways to avoid getting sick is washing your hands.

I’m not a huge fan of most store-bought hand soap though. Many of them contain chemicals and dyes that are known endocrine disruptors. Some of the ingredients can also cause immunotoxicity and neurotoxicity.

You can click here to learn more about store-bought hand soap and why it might not be the best option.

And don’t even get me started on antibacterial soaps. Here’s an article from the FDA explaining why you shouldn’t use antibacterial soap.

You can visit the EWG website to see if your favorite hand soap is considered safe or not.

I used to be obsessed with Bath & Body Works. Whenever the seasons began to change I would run over there and buy their seasonal candles and hand soaps.

But not anymore.

Their hand soaps actually have a pretty, terrible rating on the EWG website. And don’t even get me started on the candles. I threw those out a long time ago and stick with my essential oil diffuser instead.

There are actually quite a few all-natural, toxin-free hand soap brands that I really love. But not all of them are exactly affordable so that is why I make my own most of the time.

It’s super easy to make your own hand soap. And not only does it work really well but the scent is fully customizable.

If you own essential oils, you can customize the scent however you want.

Since we are officially in fall, I thought I would share my favorite fall-inspired foaming hand soap recipes.

Homemade Foaming Hand Soap Ingredients

Empty mason jar sitting on round cutting board next to essential oils.

To make your own homemade foaming hand soap, you’ll need a foaming soap dispenser or bottle. I buy these foaming dispenser pumps on Amazon. They fit perfectly on to a 12oz mason jar.

You can also buy empty foaming soap dispenser bottles on Amazon. They’re a little bit more money. But remember, you’ll only need to buy them once and you’ll be able to use them over and over.

You can find some plastic ones for pretty cheap but I recommend using glass. This homemade foaming hand soap includes essential oils and essential oils are very potent and the plastic may begin to deteriorate over time and leach into the hand soap.

You’ll need the following ingredients as well.

How To Make Homemade Foaming Hand Soap

Homemade foaming hand soap sitting on bathroom shelf next to plant.

To make your own foaming hand soap, simply add the following ingredients to a 12 oz bottle or jar:

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

Homemade Foaming Hand Soap for Fall

Homemade Foaming Hand Soap for Fall

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Active Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 4 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Stay healthy and germ-free this fall with this homemade foaming hand soap. It’s extremely moisturizing and the scent is fully customizable. Choose from pumpkin spice, apple pie, or fall breeze.

Instructions

    1. Add 3 tablespoons of unscented castile soap to jar
    2. Add 1 tablespoon of glycerin to jar
    3. Add 1 tablespoon of almond oil to jar
    4. Add essential oils to jar (custom blends are below)
    5. Fill the rest of the way with distilled water
    6. Attach lid
    7. Shake well

Notes

Pumpkin Spice: 10 drops Orange, 5 drops Ginger, 4 drops Cinnamon. 4 drops Nutmeg, 2 drops Clove

Fall Breeze: 10 drops Tangerine, 9 drops Cinnamon, 4 drops Clove

Apple Pie: 20 drops of Autumn Air blend from Simply Earth, 2 drops of Clove, 2 drops of Cinnamon

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Fall Inspired Hand Soap Recipes

Like I mentioned earlier, I love to make my own hand soap because I can customize the scent however I want. I created three fall-inspired hand soap essential oil blends below.

Simply add the essential oils to the recipe above.

Pumpkin Spice

  • 10 drops Orange
  • 5 drops Ginger
  • 4 drops Cinnamon
  • 4 drops Nutmeg
  • 2 drops Clove

Fall Breeze

  • 10 drops Tangerine
  • 9 drops Cinnamon
  • 4 drops Clove

Apple Pie

Autumn Air is one of my favorite blends from Simply Earth. The first time I put it in my diffuser I couldn’t believe how much it smelled like apple pie!

Need Essential Oils?

There are many essential oil companies that sell high-quality essential oils. I used to use Young Living oils exclusively but I just couldn’t afford to use them anymore.

I was pleasantly surprised to discover several brands that sell amazing, high-quality essential oils at very affordable prices.

I love Florihana essential oils and I use them quite often. If you’re not familiar with Florihana essential oils you can check out my full Florihana essential oils review.

I also regularly use Eden’s GardenPlant Therapy, and Simply Earth essential oils. 

If you decide to buy from Simply Earth you can use the code HAPPYHEARTFREE to receive a $40 Simply Earth gift card plus a big bonus box with the purchase of your first recipe box.

If you are not familiar with Simply Earth or their recipe box you can check out last month’s box here.

A Few Last 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.

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