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Make perfect foam soap with essential oils! This recipe is so simple and luxurious. I’m using a little foam soap travel pump that holds under 2 oz (50 ml), but it’s easy to adjust the recipe for more. You can order the foam pump containers online (Aromatics International is a great source).
Make sure to leave a little space at the top of the container so the ingredients won’t overflow when you screw in the cap.
Here’s the recipe to make perfect foam soap:
1.25 oz (40 ml) Castile soap (0:43)
.25 oz (5 gm) Aloe vera gel (Aloe barbadensis) (1:33)
15 drops distilled Lime essential oil (Citrus aurantifolia) (1:57)
15 drops Orange essential oil (Citrus sinensis) (2:32)
Truthfully, I don’t bother measuring when I make foam soap—the ratios aren’t too important here, so approximations are okay.
Now you have a great recipe to work with, but I want to note that the number of drops of essential oil you add to your foam soap is really personal preference. I have added as little as 2 to 3 drops per oz (30 ml), or around 15 drops per oz. Some people prefer to use water in their soap too, even making blends that are 2/3 water and 1/3 castile soap! If you’d like to use water, the amount you use is all up to you.
Since there’s no preservative in this soap, I recommend making it fresh every few weeks.