Hate chemical hand soap? Make organic soap instead!

In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun.

– Mary Poppins

Hand soap doesn’t need to have an ingredients list the length of your arm. In fact, it’s actually very easy to make your own soap with a few natural, organic ingredients. If you want to have a go, read on!

There are two ways to make liquid hand soap. You can either make your own from scratch, or buy a few organic ingredients and mix them together yourself.

1. Do it from scratch

If you want to know exactly what’s going into your soap, you should try making your own. Here, wikiHow goes through the process step-by-step. The product of the tutorial, Castile liquid hand soap, is vegetable soap. Once you’ve completed the tutorial, you’ll have a scentless, colourless liquid that’s yours to customise!

If you decide that this is something that you want to try, do so, then move to step 2.

2. Customise your own

To customise your own liquid hand soap, you’ll need the following:

  • Castile hand soap
  • Distilled water
  • Essential oils

Here’s an online shop selling mild Castile soap, and here’s one selling organic essential oils. Read on to find out how to combine them for a delicious-smelling hand wash.

– These instructions are not by cleanli, they are by Lia Griffith, and can be found here –

  1. Mix 1 cup of distilled water with 1oz of Castile soap.
  2. Add 1/4 teaspoon of essential oil for every cup of water.

Tip: As you might notice, this mixture is made up of a lot of liquids, meaning the result is going to be that way as well! To get the most out of your soap, purchase a foam soap pump. This will also make your mix last much, much longer.


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