Things you will need:- 10oz foaming pump bottle
- 1 cup distilled or filtered water
- 2 teaspoons Fractionated Coconut Oil
- 8 drops Lemon essential oil
- 10 drops Rosemary essential oil
- 2 tablespoons unscented castile soap
Keeping the hands clean is one of the most effective ways to avoid getting sick. We touch many things every day and we frequently touch our eyes, nose, mouth and face unconsciously. This transfers the germs and bacteria into our body. Many illnesses such as diarrhea, skin and eye diseases and respiratory infections can be spread by touching. Frequent and proper hand washing is really important to remove germs and prevent diseases.
To promote proper handwashing, there are many kinds of hand soaps sold commercially. A popular one is foaming hand soap. Foaming hand soap uses a special foaming bottle. It is a money-saver because the foaming pump requires only a small amount of soap to make lots of foaming soap. It is also very easy to make a homemade foaming hand soap and the best thing about it is that you can use all-natural ingredients like essential oils. The essential oils add amazing aroma to the soap and are effective disinfectants as well.
One of the ingredients in this homemade foaming hand soap is Fractionated Coconut Oil. It is also known as FCO. It is a tasteless and odorless oil made from regular coconut oil. FCO is mainly used for personal care items like moisturizer, hair conditioner, and massage oil. It is also a good carrier oil for essential oils.
Castile soap is a vegetable-based soap. It is natural, non-toxic and biodegradable and does not contain animal fats or synthetic ingredients. Castile soap is versatile and can be used on the body, for cleaning and also on pets because of its lathering, moisturizing and cleansing properties.
Lemon essential oil gives a citrusy aroma to this homemade foaming hand soap. It is extracted from fresh lemons. It is a natural ingredient that has many uses. When diluted, it can be applied topically to the skin. It can also be diffused and inhaled. Lemon essential oil has properties that fight harmful viruses and bacteria, reduces inflammation, clears the skin and fights exhaustion.
Rosemary essential oil is the highlight of this homemade foaming hand soap. This amazing essential oil is extracted from the flowering tops and leaves of the rosemary herb. Rosemary belongs to the mint family along with the aromatic herbs like basil, lavender, peppermint, and sage. It is native to the sea cliffs of the Mediterranean where its name was derived. The name rosemary originated from the Latin words “ros” and “marinus” which mean “dew of the sea.” Today, this herb grows in Mexico, the USA, England, and Morocco.
In ancient times, rosemary was considered sacred and was extensively used mainly to improve memory, for incense and protection. It was frequently used in religious ceremonies, food preparation, cosmetics, and medicine.
Today, rosemary essential oil is very popular in aromatherapy. Used in a diffuser, it is widely known to reduce stress, relieve fatigue, boost mental activity, improve alertness and concentration and support respiratory function. When diluted, it can be applied topically to stimulate hair growth, condition hair, reduce pain, soothe inflammation, eliminate headaches and strengthen the immune system. Rosemary essential oil also has anti-microbial, antiseptic properties that make it a perfect additive to skincare products. The refreshing and energizing aroma can also freshen and eliminate unpleasant odors.
This homemade foaming hand soap will be an amazing necessity at home. Making it is as easy as ABC.
1. Pour castile soap, essential oils and fractionated coconut oil into the bottle and gently mix together by swirling.
2. Add water and place the pump on the bottle. Shake well to mix.
3. To use, pump into palm of hands, lather and rinse off.
Promote handwashing by making it pleasurable and fun with your homemade foaming hand soap with rosemary essential oil. Protect your family from diseases and enjoy the aroma and health benefits of essential oils.
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