I have used homemade hand soaps for years. Natural liquid hand soaps are quick and easy to make. I want to keep all the extra chemicals and additives away from my home. You get enough of them from outside of the home. Many 100% pure essential oils are naturally disinfecting and they bring a natural sent. If you have a sensitive skin, lavender oil is a good choice. Lemon and peppermint are favourites for other people. If it’s the flu season, I use doTerra’s protective Onguard blend that has wild orange, clover, cinnamon and eucalyptus oil in it (or I use ready Onguard foaming hand soap).
Here is my recipe for self made liquid hand soap:
- 1/3 of the bottle Castile soap (or other natural liquid soap/ doTerra’s cleaning concentrate)
- 2/3 of the bottle distilled/filtered water
- few drops of essential oils
You only need few drops for normal pump bottle.