Last week, I shared the directions for simple foamy soap, but I have an even better recipe. I am a scent junkie. Since going with all natural, environmentally friendly, vegan products, I was missing the pretty scents of my old poisonous products. So I ventured into the world of essential oils, and it is lots of fun for a scent junkie like me.

Anyway on to the hand soap, my new favorite recipe will make your hands feel so soft and moisturized and it smells fabulous!

1 cup warm water
2-4 tablespoons liquid castile soap (Dr. Bronner’s Baby Mild)
1 teaspoon pure vegetable glycerine
1 teaspoon almond oil

16 drops grapefruit essential oil
20 drops lavender essential oil
10 drops eucalyptus essential oil

Put all ingredients in a large jar with a lid. Shake to mix. Pour into a soap foamer.

Note: Vegetable Glycerine was a bit tricky to find. The pharmacy had glycerine, but it wasn’t labeled “pure vegetable glycerine” so it may have contained animal fat. Now Foods makes vegetable glycerine. My local drug store (Savemart) carries Now products, and they were able to order it for me. I wish that I could find organic vegetable glycerine.


9 comments untill now

  1. I know you’re not in Australia, but maybe these people can help you…

    This site might be worth checking out if you haven’t done so already…

    Hope you have some success. I’m going to give your foaming soap a go!!

  2. Valentine @ 2009-08-16 12:32

    Does this recipe work in a traditional liquid soap dispenser too? Thanks, I love this recipe. I can’t wait to try it. I also am a fragrance junkie.

  3. Well it will work much better in a foaming pump. It may not be thick enough to dispense properly with a regular pump. Also, I have found the foaming pumps help stretch supplies by using less product to make suds. I ask friends and family to save used foaming pumps from Bath and Body; they are the best pumps. Good luck.

  4. Thanks for the foaming hand soap recipes; they worked out magnificently! So simple and cost effective – it makes me feel triumphant.

    Even though I recycled my foaming hand soap containers, I am wondering about alternatives.
    Does anyone know of foaming hand soap dispensers that are made out of something other than plastic (for the container’s base, at least)?

  5. Thanks for all the wonderful recipes you have published. If you are looking for vegetable glycerine, you may want to check You may already know it, but just FYI.


  6. Thanks. I do order from Mountain Rose; great products!

  7. Thanks for all the wonderful recipes you have published

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  9. I loved the pump soap recipe! Thanks.