Make Natural Foam Soap with Essential Oils

Make Natural Foam Soap with Essential Oils

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This video is about how to make natural foam soap with essential oils.

I love to make natural foam soap! I use it in my bathrooms and kitchen, and even carry it in my bag. (Soaps in public restrooms can be irritating, so I like to use my own natural soap.) This recipe is antimicrobial, and it smells amazing. It’s perfect for massage offices or yoga studios.

You can get foam soap pumps online. I buy from Aromatics International, which offers two sizes: 50 ml (just under 2 oz), and 250 ml (8 oz). I’m using the smaller container in this video.

To make this natural foam soap, you’ll need:

About 1.5 oz (45 ml) Castile soap (1:30)
10 drops Lemon (Citrus limon) (2:02)
10 drops Palmarosa (Cymbopogon martini var. motia) (2:38)
2 drops Peppermint (Mentha x piperita) (3:16)

Fill your foam soap bottle about 3/4 of the way with the castile soap. Then add your essential oils. You can use any essential oils you like, but I suggest sticking to about 25 drops per 1 oz (30 ml). I’m only using 22 drops in this blend.

At 4:19 you can see how rich and foamy this soap is!

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). 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.

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