This recipe for rosemary oil liquid hand soap is so easy to make. We thought liquid hand soap would be complicated, with lots of ingredients that somehow remain liquid until you rub your hands together, but it’s really just watered down soap with a little aloe.
As you walk down the isles of the grocery store, one of the most disappointing (from a scent standpoint) and expensive household items you will see is the display of liquid hand soaps. They are chemically scented to remind you of fresh rain, the beach, twelve kinds of vanilla, and even birthday cake!
A great way to save some moola, and get back to basics with beautiful, natural, herbal scents is to make your own liquid hand soap with great oils like rosemary oil. This recipe is super thrifty, and the essential oil combinations you can use to scent it (and deliver powerful essential oils) and is quick to make.
This recipe makes a gallon of rosemary oil soap, so you would have enough to refill all the little dispensers in the bathrooms, the kitchen and so on. If you’d like to make less, just scale the recipe down. The hardest part would be cutting the bar of soap into halves or quarters.
We like to melt down solid bars of soap, but if you prefer, you can substitute the bar of soap for 4 ounces of liquid castile soap.
Another cute and fun idea is that the mason jar soap pump kits come with a clear mason jar. You can make yours even more shabby chic if you chalk paint it, and then take some sandpaper to the raised glass lettering. It instantly gives the whole thing a rustic antique look fresh from the farmhouse.
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- 4 ounce bar of coconut castile soap
- 1 gallon water
- 1/4 cup aloe vera gel
- 15 drops rosemary essential oil
- 10 drops lavender essential oil
- 5 drops peppermint essential oil
- Bring the gallon of water to a boil
- While it is heating, grate bar of soap with cheese grater, or cut into pieces
- Remove water from heat
- Stir in soap pieces, stirring occasionally until completely dissolved
- Measure and add the aloe vera gel
- Add in the essential oils, counting each drop with the included dropper
- Transfer mixture to mason jar kit and apply lid
- Label it in a cute way, and see which family member notices your adorable soap first.
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