How to Make Liquid Hand Soap

How to Make Liquid Hand Soap

Handmade soap is one of the easiest natural swaps you can make in your home. In an effort to save money (and my poor sensitive hands) I attempted to make my own liquid hand soap for the first time a few months ago. Y'all...I'm HOOKED. Not only is it super affordable and easy, but it leaves my hands feeling soft instead of cracking.
I have super sensitive, eczema prone hands. So finding soap that works well (I'm talking all the suds) and doesn't make my hands want to cry is GOLD.
Let's be honest, us mamas are always washing something. Dishes, hands, butts, you name it. My hands had been through a lot, and I was looking for healthier swaps. This recipe is easy to customize to your preferences, so feel free to play around with it!

Did You Know?

PHOSPHATES are often used as water softeners but are extremely harmful to consume for not only humans but marine life as well.
TRICLOSAN is hazardous to our hormones and disrupts our bodies thyroid and endocrine function. It also bioaccumulates in our bodies. (As someone with thyroid disease this is HUGE for me).
SLS/SLES allows dish soap to get foamy and cut grease, but it also soaks in through your skin and can cause rashes and allergic reactions as well as 1,4-dioxane contamination.
FRAGRANCE is a broad term that companies can use to include thousands of chemicals, without telling you what they are.
DEA/MEA/TEA these chemicals disrupt the hormones in our bodies and can create nitrates and nitrosamines.
CHLORINE is extremely toxic to marine life and it releases into the air when you wash your dishes.
FORMALDEHYDE is a known carcinogen used for preservation. It can be sneaky and show on your label as methanol, methyl aldehyde, and methylene oxide. High concentrations of this in our bodies is harmful to our health.
AMMONIA is extremely toxic and when mixed with bleach can release fumes that can cause damage to your eyes, skin, and respiratory tract.


What You Need

  • 1/2 cup Distilled Water
  • 1/2 cup Sals Suds
  • 5 drops Vitamin E Oil
  • 2 tsp Jojoba Oil
  • 2 Tbsp White Vinegar 
  • 2 Tbsp Vegetable Glycerin 
  • Essential Oils of Choice (I like lavender and citrus oils)


1. Add all the ingredients into a glass pyrex and mix until combined. Pour into a soap dispenser and enjoy!

Remember this is going to be much thinner than conventional soap, you can choose to thicken it more if you want but I usually just leave it as is. 


You can watch a video of me making this soap here.

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