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Homemade Antibacterial Foaming Hand Soap
Posted By Erin O On October 26, 2012 @ 3:00 am In Do it yourself,Frugality,Homemade,Homemade skincare and beauty,Natural living | Comments Disabled
By Erin Odom , Contributing Writer
Over the course of the past couple years, I’ve enjoyed learning how to make homemade products –like homemade liquid dish soap , homemade deodorant  and various homemade food products, like bread crumbs  and cream of chicken soup .
Today I’m giving you a recipe for a safe antibacterial foaming hand soap.
Besides being void of the harmful triclosan found in conventional, store-bought antibacterial soaps , this soap recipe is easy, frugal and 100% natural!
Legend has it that hundreds of years ago, robbers (or thieves) used the oil blend of cinnamon, eucalyptus, lemon, rosemary and clove to rub over their bodies to protect against the plague in Europe.
The only brand I have ever used is Young Living Essential Oils , which is supposed to be very high quality. But the first time my family used it, we actually tried making our own .We first used it by making our own thieves disinfecting room spray  when we suffered from nearly 4 weeks of the norovirus  last spring.
Without further ado, here’s a super easy tutorial for homemade antibacterial foaming hand soap!
Homemade Antibacterial Hand Soap
- 3/4 cup distilled/purified water
- 1/4 cup liquid castile soap 
- 5 drops thieves oil 
- foaming soap pump 
- foaming soap bottle  OR old canning jar 
Where to buy foaming pumps? I found a few: this one  goes on top of pint-sized mason jars, this one has a glass/metal container  and looks slightly classier, and this is the cheapest one I saw .
- Combine water and soap.
- Pour soap mixture into bottle/jar with foaming soap pump.
- Add 5 drops essential oil to soap, mixing gently.
- Enjoy your antibacterial foaming hand soap!
You can really reuse any foaming soap dispenser for this tutorial, but my family has enjoyed using this tutorial  to make attractive soap bottles out of old canning jars. We made a peppermint version of this soap to give as Christmas gifts  last year!
This tutorial can really be changed and used with any variety of essential oils to alter the scent. The thieves oil , though, makes it a great soap to use during the fall and winter months when illness runs rampant–but you don’t want to break out harmful antibacterial soaps!
Want more information about how to use essential oils for your home and health? My friend Mary at The Encouraging Home has a free eBook guide to essential oils  on her site.
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 Image: http://www.keeperofthehome.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/homemade-antibacterial-foaming-hand-soap.jpg
 Erin Odom: http://www.thehumbledhomemaker.com
 to make homemade products: http://www.keeperofthehome.org/2012/04/recipe-for-a-toxin-free-kitchen-10-homemade-kitchen-cleaners.html
 homemade liquid dish soap: http://thehumbledhomemaker.com/2012/04/easy-homemade-liquid-dish-soap-homemade_24.html
 homemade deodorant: http://wp.me/p2B71V-b7
 bread crumbs: http://thehumbledhomemaker.com/2012/02/homemade-bread-crumbs-homemade.html
 cream of chicken soup: http://thehumbledhomemaker.com/2012/01/homemade-homemaking-cream-of-chicken.html
 the harmful triclosan found in conventional, store-bought antibacterial soaps: http://www.keeperofthehome.org/2010/10/harmful-handwashing-the-dangers-of-antibacterial-soaps.html
 essential oil: http://thehumbledhomemaker.com/2012/09/essential-oils-for-the-new-momdraft.html
 source: http://www.livestrong.com/article/173630-uses-for-thieves-oil/
 Young Living Essential Oils: http://thehumbledhomemaker.com/2012/10/get-healthy-with-young-living-essential-oils-review-giveaway.html
 we actually tried making our own: http://www.noordinaryhomestead.com/how-to-make-thieves-oil/
 thieves disinfecting room spray: http://wp.me/p2B71V-D1
 we suffered from nearly 4 weeks of the norovirus: http://thehumbledhomemaker.com/2012/05/lysol-bleach-and-keepin-it-real.html
 Image: http://www.keeperofthehome.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/antibacterial-hand-soap-supplies.jpg
 liquid castile soap: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000HK1OOY/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B000HK1OOY&linkCode=as2&tag=keeofthehom-20
 thieves oil: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000OUY8MC/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B000OUY8MC&linkCode=as2&tag=keeofthehom-20
 foaming soap pump: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000W8AFU0/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B000W8AFU0&linkCode=as2&tag=keeofthehom-20
 old canning jar: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B80TJX0/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00B80TJX0&linkCode=as2&tag=keeofthehom-20
 this one: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0085A8PYU/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0085A8PYU&linkCode=as2&tag=keeofthehom-20
 a glass/metal container: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000W8AFU0/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B000W8AFU0&linkCode=as2&tag=keeofthehom-20
 this is the cheapest one I saw: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006PD0J3O/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B006PD0J3O&linkCode=as2&tag=keeofthehom-20
 Image: http://www.keeperofthehome.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/antibacterial-foaming-handsoap_1.jpg
 this tutorial: http://commoncentshome.blogspot.com/2010/07/mason-jar-foaming-soap-dispenser.html
 peppermint version of this soap to give as Christmas gifts: http://thehumbledhomemaker.com/2011/11/natural-holiday-homemade-peppermint.html
 thieves oil: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000OUY8MC/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B000OUY8MC&linkCode=as2&tag=keeofthehom-20
 a free eBook guide to essential oils: http://www.theencouraginghome.com/5-days-of-essentials-oils-free-guide/
 aMichiganMom: http://www.flickr.com/photos/magro-family/
 RaeDuSoleil: http://www.flickr.com/photos/orthia_turan/
 fireballsedai: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fireballsedai/
 The Humbled Homemaker: http://thehumbledhomemaker.com
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