My kids are scientists - they learn by exploring. Everything. That hand soap over there? How many pumps can I fit in my hand? What does it feel like if I coat my hands and the sink in suds? How much rinsing does it take to get the bubbles off?
My kids are artists - they create using any medium. Anything they can find. That bar of soap on the dish? Surely that was meant for sculpting, right? What does it look like when I break it into bits? Can I make something new of those pieces mixed with water?
Because even a trip to the bathroom sink to wash hands after playing with chalk turns into a wondrous science experiment or artistic creation, I want to know exactly what is in my kids' hand soap. For me, making it myself offers just that option.
That said, for me to make ANYTHING myself it needs to be quick and easy.
Today, I’m sharing the simple DIY foaming hand soap recipe I use at all our sinks. In addition to being quick and simple to diy, this foaming hand soap makes it easy for little ones to work up a good lather. And, it is also extremely inexpensive, which means that when they decide to make foaming beards instead of washing hands, I don’t stress about wasted soap.
What you need:
Distilled water (Or boil tap water for 10 min and then cool.)
Dr. Bronner’s Liquid Castile Soap (You only need a tiny bit, so one bottle lasts me years.)
Foaming bottle dispenser (If you have one from other soap, just give it a good rinse and fill it with your new diy version!)
What you do:
Because I use this to wash baby and kid hands, I choose the unscented baby castile soap. If you prefer scents, Dr. Bronner’s has many varieties available.
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Johanna received a Ph.D. in English in 2014. Now a postpartum doula and educator of childbirth, breastfeeding, and infant sleep, she blogs about pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and parenting.