How to Make Thieves Oil Foaming Hand Soap Recipe
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 Learn how to make Thieves oil foaming hand soap recipe.  This saves money versus buying it, and you can make it under 5 minutes!  This uses a blend of essential oils called Thieves oil that are said to be antibacterial.


Even without being in the midst of a pandemic, it's still a good idea to practice good handwashing.   With 5 people in the family, we go through a lot of hand soap.  


I swear it's like my kids use half of a bottle each time they wash their hands!  I make my own hand soap to save money.  





I used to use the regular pump style soap dispenser and put a hair tie on it so it would squirt out less soap.  I gave up on that and just use a foaming dispenser now.


Foaming hand soap dispensers are almost 80 to 90 percent water.  Even though you're only getting about 10 percent soap, it's still plenty to clean your hands.  


How to Make Thieves Oil Foaming Hand Soap Recipe


How Do You Make Thieves Hand Soap?


Making a liquid soap from scratch is a complicated recipe that requites potassium hydroxide, water, and oils.  


For this Thieves oil foaming hand soap recipe, we are going to start with liquid castile soap so you can make this recipe in about 5 minutes.  


We are also going to add water, a carrier oil to moisturize the skin, and a blend of essential oils that's similar to Thieves oil.





Does Castile Soap Kill Bacteria?


Yes and no.  The liquid castile soap doesn't kill bacteria and germs directly, but it is a surfactant.  That means that it lifts dirt and germs so they get washed away from your skin.


What is Thieves Oil?


Thieves oil is an old blend that has been used for centuries.  I have an entire post about how to make Thieves oil recipe and how to use it, so I won't repeat it all here.  


According to legend, a group of thieves escaped getting sick because they used a blend of essential oils and herbs to boost their immune systems.





It's a blend of:



Simply Earth has a Defender blend that is similar to Thieves oil, which is what I use for my Thieves oil foaming hand soap.


Plant Therapy also has a Germ fighter blend.  For a kid safe option, try their Germ Destroyer blend.


It's important to note that there has never been a study to determine if Thieves oil can kill germs.  However, the oils that in this essential oil blend have been studied and shown to kill germs.


Carrier Oil


I add a carrier oil to my foaming hand soap recipes for two reasons.  The first is that it helps dilute the essential oils.  Secondly, it helps moisturize your skin.  


I use several different carrier oils, depending on my needs and what's close.  Good ones to try are grape seed oil or fractionated coconut oil because they are both dry oils.  


You can also use sweet almond oil or even avocado oil for more moisturizing.  I used hemp seed oil because my hands get really dry from washing.


Learn about different carrier oils and their benefits to choose the best one for your needs.





Bottles


Essential oils are very concentrated and can break down plastic.  For that reason, it's always recommended that you use glass bottles.


That said, I am using a plastic foaming bottle.  The essential oils are heavily diluted, so I'm not really worried about it breaking down the plastic right away.  It might over time, but these bottles don't last forever anyway.


Secondly, I don't want glass in the bathroom where it can fall and break.  We have one teeny tiny bathroom with very little counter space, and things fall.  


I don't want to worry about cleaning glass in the bathroom where we are barefoot.


If you don't mind glass, I really like these foaming dispensers for mason jars.  Otherwise, these are the plastic foaming dispensers that I used. 





Just a note that you will need the foaming bottles to make a Thieves oil foaming hand soap recipe.  They have a special mechanism that creates foam, so you can't use a regular bottle.


Unfortunately, the springs do wear down.  I can use a bottle for several months before it finally breaks.  However, I save so much money on hand soap, that it makes it worth it for me.  


Need more ideas to promote wellness?  Check out these posts:



 


Liquid Castile Soap


I'm using Crafty Bubbles liquid castile soap.  I get it from Bolek's Crafts at a great price.  Unfortunately, it's not on their shopping site yet.


I prefer to use an unscented liquid castile soap for this Thieves oil foaming hand soap.  If you want to use a scented one, you can omit the essential oils, but you won't get the benefits of the oils.


Thieves Oil Foaming Hand Soap Recipe Ingredients


  • 10 ounces distilled water
  • 4 tablespoons liquid castile soap
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seed oil
  • 10 drops Defender essential oil blend



Directions


Step #1


Place the grapeseed oil in the bottle and add the essential oils.  Swirl the bottle to combine.





Step #2


Add the liquid castile soap to the bottle.  


Step #3


Slowly fill with distilled water.  



Since this is foaming, this saves you a lot of money!  And when you need to refill it, it will only take about 5 minutes!


thieves oil, hand soap, essential oils
Yield: 1 bottle
Author: Cari @ Everything Pretty
Estimated cost: $2

Thieves Oil Foaming Hand Soap

prep time: 5 Mperform time: 5 Mtotal time: 10 M
Learn how to make an easy Thieves oil foaming hand soap recipe.

materials:

  • 10 ounces distilled water
  • 4 tablespoons liquid castile soap
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seed oil
  • 10 drops Defender essential oil blend

tools:

  • Funnel
  • Foaming bottle

steps:

  1. Place the grapeseed oil in the bottle and add the essential oils. Swirl the bottle to combine.
  2. Add the liquid castile soap to the bottle.
  3. Slowly fill with distilled water.
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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, and a goat. She loves coffee, Gilmore Girls, her chihuahua, and her kids, but not in that order.