Today I will be showing you how to make Tangerine Foaming Hand Soap. It is a really simple to make and much less expensive then buying liquid soap at the store. I ran out of my Dial Foaming Hand Soap yesterday morning and decided that I should just make some rather then buy it. I had everything on hand, and since one of my favorite essential oils is Tangerine, I decided to make it smell like Tangerines. I also re-used my Dial Foaming Hand Soap Container to make it foam.
Tangerine Foaming Hand Soap
2 oz Dr Bonner's Unscented Baby Mild Liquid Castille Soap
5 oz distilled water
1/4 oz jojoba oil
40 drops tangerine essential oil
1 foaming hand soap container (I used the old one from my Dial Foaming Hand Soap)
Put the distilled water in your container first.
Next add the Dr. Bonner's Liquid Castille Soap.
Then add the jojoba oil and your tangerine essential oil.
Put the pump back on your container and shake.
You are ready to go. It smells wonderful, and is great for in the kitchen.
Here are the reasons that I have used certain ingredients.
1. Distilled water - I use this because is has less impurities, that could make your ingredients go bad.
2. Dr. Bonner's Baby Mild Liquid Castille Soap - This is a good all purpose liquid soap that many things can be made from. It is concentrated so it must be diluted with the distilled water.
3. Jojoba Oil - I used a little of this because my hands are in water all of the time and the oil makes it less drying. You could also use olive oil or almond oil if you don't have jojoba on hand. (I wouldn't use coconut oil because it more of a solid oil then a liquid oil)
4. Tangerine Essentail Oil - I love the smell of Tangerines and this is divine. It is also an antibacterial which is great for hand washing. You could also use Lemon, which would smell great also.
I always love hearing from you. What is your favorite scented hand wash? I hope you like this Foaming Hand Soap as much as I do.
Have a great week.