As a beauty enthusiast, I fancy a lot of skincare products and what not. With that being said, I go through multiple bottles and packaging which amounts to loads of garbage. I know not all of them gets recycled so whenever possible I try my best to upcycle and contribute the best way I can. One of those is creating my own Moisturizing Foaming Hand Soap in just a few steps!
Not only is it super easy, I get to control the scent variation as well as all the chemicals I introduce to my hands. Let’s be honest – a lot of the products that are highly popularized in the market are either filled with one too many compounds or are too expensive. Yes, there are a few “natural” and “organic” hand soap available but still, the price tag isn’t as budget friendly compare to the regular ones. Thus making your own at home is way more promising as well as cost-effective. If you have kids, this option is definitely a big plus – we all know the little ones enjoy pumping a handful or two. With this method you can let them pump a few handfuls (to their hearts content) and still not worry about being wasteful. Check out the following easy steps …
You will need:
1. Foaming hand soap bottle
2. Liquid soap of your choice (scented, unscented, organic, etc.)
3. Essential Oils (my favorite ones are from Nature’s Bounty® Earthly Elements™ available in Walmart)
4. Tap Water
5. Optional: Lavender or Rosemary Sprig
Fill the bottle with water – about 70%
Add 3-5 droplets of Essential Oil
check out Nature’s Bounty® Earthly Elements™ assortment of essential oils on their website: earthlyelements.com
Add the Liquid Soap
Add a Lavender or Rosemary Sprig
Stir / Shake & Enjoy!
Overall, this has been a fun DIY project in our household and saves us a few bucks every month or so and we’re able to produce less waste and avoid toxic chemicals.
Don’t forget to check out my post featuring How I Take a Break with an At-Home Retreat with Nature’s Bounty Earthly Elements – I promise, you’ll find the post very helpful!
On another note, this would also make a great gift packaged in a mason jar or an upcycled vintage bottle. Sounds fun right? Feel free to share your thoughts. If you re-created this DIY I would love to see your version. Until next post!