DIY Hand Foam

Updated: Jul 21, 2020

Remember when COVID first hit? All hygiene products just disappeared? That’s when I figured this out!! I first bought a brand that I have never tried before, I do like their products though so I got the only available form: Foam!

I remember the first time I got a foam hand wash, it didn’t last long especially that I’m obsessed with washing hands. I was like, really? Am I supposed to buy 4 bottles a month for an individual use? And then never got that foam again.

Until that COVID outbreak! As usual, I love using my essential oils so I looked up some recipes and made one using the foam bottle after I FINISHED the soap 😎

so, I used a skin friendly dish soap, essential oils, and water!

It came up a great deal!! Like, the foam? Wow! Smell? Great! Healthy? Absolutely! Cheaper? Oh my!

That’s my recipe:

•1/2oz dish soap or a natural Castile shampoo of your choice

•10 drop essential oils. Make your own blend. I used Tea Tree Oil, sweet Orange, and Lemongrass

Don’t shake! just put them all in a bowl, stir gently with a spoon, then pour them slowly in the bottle.

I bought the foam soap bottle for $3.99. With the ingredients I use, I will have supply for the next 5 years maybe! 😉


***The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition***

Essential oil disclaimer: This recipe uses what are generally considered safe essential oils, but please keep in mind that while completely natural, all essential oils are powerful plant compounds that you and your family (including your pets) might have a reaction to. Never use essential oils undiluted or take essential oils internally (diluted or undiluted) without the guidance of a professional, and always read up about the possible side effects of each type of oil before you use it. Avoid the use of essential oils (diluted or undiluted) during the first trimester of pregnancy, on small babies, and on anyone with severe allergies to the plants the oils are derived from. And if you see any reactions in yourself, your family, or your pets, stop use of your essential oil products immediately and contact a medical professional.


When using essential oils, be careful and read the instructions on the label. Misusing essential oils could be harmful.

The topical application of essential oils may prove to be extra beneficial because the transdermal properties of the oil permeate your skin and enter your bloodstream faster. Your olfactory nerve receptors also sense the smell and send signals to your brain.

However, before topical application, you should patch test oils on your skin by rubbing a small drop on the inside of your wrist and letting it sit for 24 hours. If there is no reaction within this time, the essential oil may be safe for you to use. Patch test essential oils every time before using them on children. We do not recommend using essential oils on babies younger than one-year-old.

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