Spring is in the air! The mercury is starting to rise slowly in our thermometers, flowers are starting to bloom and we start to see more green grass instead of snow covered fields. Spring always brings about new growth, scents, sounds and beautiful pictures in nature as we prepare for summer!!!!
With Spring, I also like to change up some of the existing DIY projects in my home with more Spring inspired, fresh and floral scents. Today I am sharing a super duper easy DIY concoction for a non-toxic, foaming hand soap with fresh bursts of invigorating lemongrass and the woody aromatic fragrance of rosemary. This soap is what my guests now enjoy in the powder room, as well as the guest bathroom and replaces the DIY winter spice blend I had in there before.
As with all the DIY on my site, this can be done in several batches and is a great gift for friends and loved ones – everyone needs to wash their hands right?!?! 🙂 Making your own hand soap costs a fraction of buying soap/soap refills monthly and you know everything that is going into your soap – no junk, no toxic stuff, no nonsense
For the soap, you can use any of your favourite essential oils but I chose to use the amazing oils of rosemary and lemongrass, as I love both of these magical oils on their own and they smell just as magical when blended. These oils are also great natural defenders against nasty germs and host many other benefits which include:
• Natural anti-bacterial properties
• Naturally stimulate and boost the immune system
• Natural anti-inflammatory compounds
• Increases blood flow and circulation
• Antioxidant and purifying properties
So are you ready to jump in and make your own lemongrass and rosemary foaming hand soap? Ok, let’s go ->
Standard size foaming hand soap bottle
¼ cup citrus or unscented Castile soap – I use Dr. Bronner’s Citrus Orange
2 tsp Neroli (Orange Blossom) Hydrosol
1 tsp apricot kernel oil
5 – 10 drops of Rosemary essential oil
5 – 10 drops Lemongrass essential oil
- Add the hydrosol, apricot kernel oil and essential oil to the bottle. Tighten the cap and gently tap the bottom of the bottle 20 – 40 times; this helps blend the oils.
- Add the castile soap and fill the rest of the bottle with the distilled water, leaving about an inch from the top.
- Tighten the cap and tap the bottom of the bottle 30 more times.
- Ta-da! Soap complete and ready for you to use and enjoy ☺
As I always say, use your discretion and plain old common sense when using essential oils, especially if you have an existing medical condition.
Be well my friends ☺