Never in my life did I think that I would be a DIY person. I used to love buying stuff already made because it was easy and I was lazy. Well, maybe not lazy but “efficient”. But then one day…
…I found Young Living oils. They actually found me, but I fell in love about four years ago. I would use them to help with my wellness and I am happy to say that anyone in my home really doesn’t experience any chemicals (even my pups!) and I have not gotten sick (knock on wood) in quite some time. I love how they support my various systems and make me really good about the choices I make. You’ll read many other future posts on how I love living chemical free with Young Living products.
Ok, I’ll get off my soap box (ha. Ha.). You’re here for my DIY hand soap recipe yes? I love using this because I get to be in control of what goes on my body. This soap literally costs about $1 to make (minus the foaming hand pump which is about $4 for each) and you have enough ingredients to make a bunch of these for your house or for refills. You can choose to use whatever oils you like depending on the scents you like and whatever carrier oil you choose (I found jojoba oil easily at Target or Amazon and fractionated coconut oil on Amazon). Vegetable glycerin can be found on Amazon as well (are you a Prime member yet? LIFE CHANGING.) I choose to use Young Living Oils because of their quality and versatility. I can literally make ANYTHING I normally use at home (face wash, face lotion, hand soap, dish soap, cleaning spray, etc.)
Hope you enjoy!
DIY All Natural Hand Soap
½ cup castile soap
5 drops of Lavender Essential Oil (click here to get 24% off of a starter pack to get all of the oils I used in this recipe and so many more!)
5 drops of Lemon Essential Oil
5 drops of Tea Tree Essential Oil
5 drops of Purification Essential Oil
1/2 tsp vegetable glycerin
- Pour castile soap into foaming hand soap bottle
- Put essential oils into hand soap bottle. I recommend at least getting a total of 11 drops of oils so you can smell them and enjoy the benefits
- Add the carrier oil (the jojoba oil or the fractionated coconut oil) to the hand soap bottle. This keeps your skin extra moist. Don’t you hate having to put lotion on right after you wash your hands because they’re so dry? This eliminates that need.
- Add 1/2 tsp of vegetable glycerin.
- Fill remainder of the hand soap bottle with water and voila! You’ll be smelling your hands all day after washing them with this!
See? Easier than you thought right? And because these bottles have so much in them, you are able to make so many of these and refill them in your house whenever you need to.
What are your favorite DIY recipes to save money at home and live chemical free? Share them below, I’d love to see them!
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor and this should not be considered to be any healthy advice. You should seek appropriate counsel for your own situation. And please note, this post is directed toward readers in the United States. I may also receive compensation for some of the affiliate links in this post.