Making my own delicious fall inspired body care recipes is one of my favorite things this time of year. Fall is when you get to wear leggings and chunky sweaters, sip on a London Fog and pumpkin lattes, and curl up under heavy blankets to stave off the chill. It’s also the season of DIY projects.
I love filling my home with the aromas of autumn even if it’s still 90 degrees in November (what gives SoCal??). Using homemade recipes filled with delicious seasonal scents help me reconnect with the wheel of the year and enjoy fall to the fullest.
Homemade four thieves foaming hand soap is just one more way to celebrate the season. The blend in this soap is warming, comforting, and reminds me of baked goods and chilly nights. Guests always come back from the washroom saying “That hand soap is lovely! What is it?”, and this makes me smile knowingly. It IS a lovely soap and I haven’t met a single person who disliked getting this as a gift come Christmas.
Four Thieves Foaming Hand Soap Recipe How-To
Making your own foaming hand soap might sound daunting at first, but it’s so easy it’s almost not even a recipe! It’s also really frugal if you go through as much hand soap as my household does. If you give it away as a gift, you’ve already saved a ton of money this year on presents. WIN WIN.
This soap has a lovely lingering warm and spicy aroma of cinnamon, cloves, cheerful lemon, and cleansing eucalyptus. If legends hold true, Four Thieves Oil itself is powerful enough to stave off the plague! It’s exactly the one-two punch you want in your house when a flurry of guests arrive for dinner.
Here’s what you’re going to need to make this lovely soap:
The rule of thumb for making a good soap like this with water in it is to keep things at a 1 part soap to 4 parts water ratio. This method will give you a soap that will stay germ-free for one month. I actually really like using a little more castile soap, so my recipe is about a 2 to 4 ratio. The foam is thicker, and the shelf life is a bit longer. But let’s be honest, people will love washing their hands with this stuff so it may not last that long!
How to Make Four Thieves Oil
For a 5ml bottle of four thieves oil blend, you will need:
• 40 drops clove essential oil
• 35 drops cinnamon leaf essential oil (or 17 drops cinnamon bark)
• 20 drops lemon essential oil or sweet orange essential oil
• 15 drops eucalyptus essential oil
• 10 drops rosemary essential oil
• An empty 5ml essential oil bottle
Add all of the essential oils one by one, cap closed, and roll between your palms to mix.
You can also use my other Four Thieves Blend recipe which will offer a number of substitutions 🙂
Loving Preparation – Four Thieves Foaming Hand Soap
1. Add the essential oils to the foaming soap dispenser
2. Next, add the castile soap and glycerin if using
3. Swirl to mix, and then fill the rest of the way with water, leaving room to cap closed without spilling
4. Use the dispenser tube to mix the soap thoroughly before capping closed
Use four thieves foaming hand soap as you would regular hand soap and enjoy its lovely scent all season long!
Do you have any favorite homemade foaming hand soap recipes? Please share them below!
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