DIY Foaming Soap Recipe

DIY Foaming Soap Recipe, a tutorial

Who loves to save money? I know I do. I also love making my own beauty products which can be somewhat complicated but there is nothing easier than making your own foaming soap with this simple recipe. Rather than spending $4 or $5 per soap bottle, this basic recipe costs as little as 15 cents per bottle. You can fancy it up with fragrance and color and still come out way ahead of the game.

DIY Foaming Hand Soap Recipe,

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Did you see my other beauty recipes?
DIY Bath Bombs
Brown Sugar & Vanilla Body Scrub
DIY Lotion Bars & Lip Balm

DIY Foaming Hand Soap Recipe,

Foaming Soap Dispenser
-Plain Liquid Hand Soap

Pure Essential Oil
Soap Dyes (optional)

Mix it up!

For a large dispenser like mine, place 3 Tablespoons of liquid soap in the dispenser. Fill with very warm water and gently shake to dissolve the soap. Add a few drops of soap color and essential oil, if using.

THAT’S IT! Really! That is all there is to it. You have your very own foaming soap. Customize with fragrance and color to suit your mood! Two of my favorites are Peppermint and Lavender Essential Oil.

DIY Foaming Hand Soap Recipe,

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  1. I make my own foaming handsoap too! I use castile soap (Dr. Woods Peppermint) and water. It is soap without chemicals. (I am careful about chemicals because I found that I was able to overcome health problems by working on detox.) So far my recycled soap foam pump has lasted and lasted. Thank you for sharing!

    • Cool! I much prefer natural ingredients, too so I’ll give the castile soap a try. Thanks for the suggestion!

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  3. How neat! I want to make me some. I will have to look for a dispenser like that, and I have some castile soap I will use that. Thanks for sharing! Pinning!

  4. Thank you for reminding me that I want to get back to making hair and skin cleansers this summer!

    • Annette says:

      Thank you, Michelle. I prefer to use natural ingredients so I’ve been playing around with a more ‘green’ foaming soap recipe. Stay tuned!

  5. Great post. I pinned it and will definitely be trying it!

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  7. I don’t have a favorite beauty recipe, but this sure does look nice. I love foam hand soap over every other kind out there.

  8. How cool! I didn’t know about the soap colors before, either :)

  9. This is a GREAT and practical diy! Pinned:)

  10. Sandra Green says:

    I need to know the ratio of water per 3 oz of soap??? Help! Thanks.