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Simple Homemade Liquid Soap Recipe

Hand-soap is something we all have on hand but never seem to think that we can make ourselves. Try this Simple Homemade Liquid Soap Recipe.

Paying attention to the ingredients we put in and on our bodies is something we all should do. Start small and focus on products you use the most. We all use hand soap every day and making your own more natural hand soap is as simple as mixing a few ingredients. Check out this Simple Homemade Liquid Soap Recipe.



While there are recipes out there for liquid hand soap from scratch, many involve a lot more time and effort because of the chemicals and processes involved. Making this liquid soap is as simple as it gets.

Mix equal parts liquid Castile Soap and water. ( I used Dr Bronners Baby Unscented). Then add in about 1 tbsp of a nourishing oil; I like to use sweet almond oil. This is so when you wash your hands the soap doesn’t dry out your skin.

Finally, choose a scent and add in a few drops of the essential oil of your choice. I personally prefer essential oils to fragrance oils because they are natural. Fresh scents are great for soap; usually citrus or peppermint. During cold and flu season I love to use this Germ Fighter Essential Oil

Pour the mix into your soap dispenser, close it and give it a little shake. That is it. You made your own hand soap. This is a slightly more runny soap than store-bought, but it works better and is more natural.


I always like to see the cost benefit of making my own items. These prices are as of the day the post is written.

Depending on the brand liquid hand soap is running $o.18- $0.40 an ounce. The more natural soaps like this one are going to be on the high end running closer to the $0.40.

Castile Soap is about $0.46 an ounce, but we water it down. Final cost for this homemade hand soap is going to be around $0.24 an ounce.

So if you like to use natural products with less chemicals this homemade hand soap is definitely going to save you money. About $0.16 an ounce on soap.

More Natural

I don’t know if you have ever looked at the ingredients on the bottle of hand soap, but there are so many things I can not even pronounce. Start googling a few of those ingredients and your head may spin at what you read. Considering that your skin is the largest organ on your body and it absorbs most of what it comes in contact with, you may want to think about incorporating more natural products.

All of that is one of the main reasons I began making my own hand soap. I wanted to know what my family was putting on their skin (many times a day). This soap does an amazing job at hand washing without all those weird ingredients that we don’t need.

Multipurpose ingredients

All of the ingredients to this liquids hand soap recipe are items that you should have on hand, or already do. The best part is they all have other uses and aren’t just one trick ponies.

Castile Soap can be used for so many cleaning purposes. It is a gentle but effective soap. I am going to have to write an entire post on it because there is just so much info. It is a great laundry stain pre-treater. Pair it with this Homemade Laundry Detergent and your clothes have never been so clean.

Essential Oils are amazing on their own. I try to keep several of my favorites on hand. Lemon or Orange Oil, Lavender, and Peppermint are some of my musts.

The nourishing oil could be something as simple as olive oil. You don’t have to purchase jojoba or almond oil. If you do they are great for your skin and used to make a lot of homemade skin care products.

Homemade Liquid Hand Soap Recipe

Hand-soap is something we all have on hand but never seem to think that we can make ourselves. Try this Simple Homemade Liquid Soap Recipe.
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Prep Time:5 minutes
Total Time:5 minutes



  • Measure your ingredients and stir together.
  • Place in soap dispenser
  • Wash hands as usual


Make in any quantity needed or mix directly in soap dispenser. The Castile soap and water are mixed in a 1:1 ratio. Add in the nourishing oil and essential oil 
Servings: 16 oz
Author: Amanda Carlisle

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