The magic of Castile soap and essential oils shouldn't be underestimated! This is the best DIY liquid hand soap I have found!
I used to use Clorox and Softscrub, but now I've swapped out all of our soaps for Castile solutions and vinegar washes. We use baking soda, lemon juice, and vinegar. Everything I swore I'd never believe in using.
I will say, there are a few things I won't let go of: Bleach for our sheets and Windex on glass. Don't shoot me.
We recently switched out our hand soaps for a diluted Castile soap solution, and I was nervous to see if my DIY liquid hand soap would actually clean. Often times my hands are literally black from farm chores...and don't get me started about my fingernails. Soap is an important part of our life. So switching to something homemade was a commitment that needed to be thought through.
I can confirm that since switching, I have fallen even more in love with Castile soap; I am beginning to believe it is magic.
Each time I wash my hands, I am so happily surprised with the results. It's not quite as sudsy as store bought soap (no preservatives or additives), but it smells like heaven.
If you've been considering switching over to a DIY liquid hand soap, I can attest that it is well worth it. The only thing I have noticed is that the soap and the water seem to separate - so I usually give my bottle a swish before using (no biggie).
DIY LIQUID HAND SOAP
Supplies (use my affiliates for your convenience):
- Fill a glass soap dispenser with 2.5 cups distilled water (to prevent bacterial growth).
- Pour in Castile soap (added second to prevent air bubbles).
- Finish with essential oils.
Tip: Add a splash of vitamin E oil or liquid coconut oil for added moisture!