I am a pretty big fan of citrus. My shower is usually filled with something grapefruit, orange or lemon. This lovely little soap is quite sudsy, cleans well and we really enjoy the fresh smell of orange with just the tiniest hint of lemon. The glycerine will soften hands and make the soap a little thicker, the castile soap adds great grease and grime fighting and if you want a little more moisturizing oomph, add a little almond oil. As always, if you don’t like citrus as much as I do, sub your favorite essential oil combination. We reused an old foaming soap dispenser, but you can always purchase one. I find this version sleek. Etsy also has an adorable mason jar version.
Frugal Note: This soap was a lot less to make than the $4.99 burt bees blood orange foaming soap I had previously. Cost breakdown: $0.50 worth of castile soap, $0.25 of essential oils and maybe $0.10 of vegetable glycerine, totaling less than $1. If you are into this diy soap as much as I am, I’d start buying larger quantities of everything, as they are almost always a much better price per ounce.
1 foaming soap dispenser
1/4 c castile soap
3/4 c filtered water (or as much as needed for your container)
1 tsp vegetable glycerine
15 drops orange essential oil
5 drops lemon essential oil
1 tsp almond oil (optional)
Add 3/4 cup water to the bottle, then add soap, essential oil, optional almond oil and glycerine.
Fill to the top with additional water if any space remains.
Shake to combine and have fun with your soft, clean, good smelling hands.