Learn how to make DIY Liquid Hand Soap with Fresh Rosemary, Grapefruit, and Essential Oils. This homemade recipe is simple and doesn’t separate as often as many others that I’ve tried.
I’ve made about five different homemade hand soaps in the last few weeks. I’ll be honest, some were very disappointing, (which is why I didn’t share them). But I think I’ve found the trick, finally!
The base recipe below is by far the best. The ratio of castile soap to vegetable glycerin and water is perfection! It will certainly make my other DIY liquid hand soap recipes successful in the future.
I know that separation is inevitable for many natural homemade products, but this one doesn’t separate as much as my previous attempts. I have to assume that it’s the vegetable glycerin, though I’m not totally sure.
This DIY takes about 5 minutes to make, and it smells heavenly. And can we talk about that aesthetic? This is something worth making before hosting a house party!
DIY Liquid Hand Soap Recipe – Rosemary Grapefruit
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- 5 tbsp Castile Soap
- 1 tsp Vegetable Glycerin
- 2 sprigs Fresh Rosemary
- 2-3 strips Grapefruit Peels
- 3-6 drops Grapefruit Essential Oil
- 2-5 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
- Glass Foaming Soap Dispenser
1. Add the castile soap, vegetable glycerin, and essential oils to the glass foaming soap dispenser.
2. Fill the rest of the bottle with purified/distilled water and give it a good shake.
3. Add the sprigs of fresh rosemary, and a few strips of grapefruit peel.
Ta-da! It really is that simple!
I left the rosemary and grapefruit peels in for about four days. I noticed that the parts of the rosemary that were sticking out of the soap at the top started to turn a little brown.
By the time I took the fresh ingredients out, the grapefruit peels were soft and could easily fall apart.
Therefore, I recommend not letting the rosemary and grapefruit sit in your DIY liquid hand soap for more than a couple of days. It’s beautiful, and I’ll definitely make this whenever we have company over. But 2-3 days is more than enough time for it to infuse.
Do you make your own DIY Liquid Hand Soap? I’d love to hear about the fragrance combinations you love. Leave a comment below, or tag me on Twitter or Instagram!
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