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DIY Liquid Hand Soap with Castile Soap and Essential Oils

Making your own hand soap is a straightforward process and allows you to customize the scent and ingredients to your liking. Learn how to make your own liquid hand soap at home using castile soap and essential oils.


  • 1/4 cup liquid Castile soap (unscented or scented, depending on preference)

  • 3/4 cup distilled water

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable glycerin (optional, adds moisture)

  • 10-15 drops of essential oil (e.g., lavender, tea tree, lemon) for fragrance (optional)

Photo reposted from Back Road Bloom
Moisturizing DIY Liquid Hand Soap


1.     In a clean container, preferably a soap dispenser bottle, combine the liquid Castile soap and distilled water.

2.     If you're including vegetable glycerin for added moisture, add it to the mixture and stir gently to combine.

3.     Add your chosen essential oil(s) drop by drop until you reach your desired scent strength. Stir well to ensure the oil is evenly dispersed throughout the mixture.

4.     Close the container securely and shake gently to thoroughly blend all the ingredients.

5.     Your homemade Castile hand soap is now ready for use! Pump or pour a small amount onto your hands, lather with water, and rinse thoroughly.

6.     Store the hand soap in a cool, dark place when not in use. Remember to shake the bottle before each use to ensure the ingredients are well mixed.

Note: You can adjust the ingredients according to your preferences. If you have sensitive skin, consider skipping the essential oils or selecting gentle options like lavender or chamomile. Always perform a patch test before using any new product, especially if you have allergies or sensitivities. Enjoy your homemade Castile hand soap!



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