Citrus Mint Foaming Hand Soap: a simple liquid soap for the kitchen.
Foaming hand soap does the remarkable job of making a fairly simple task even easier. Rather than having to work up a lather the old fashioned way, these clever dispensers pop sudsy soap out ready to go. This comes in handy when folks have their hands full in the kitchen. Sometimes saving an extra moment at the sink can also mean saving dinner!
Foaming hand soap is also a great choice for homes with little kids. While children are still learning the fundamentals of basic hygiene, anything that can simplify or streamline the process can be a big help. Plus, bubbles are really fun.
The formulation involved in crafting a foaming hand soap is simple too. It is basically just a watered down liquid soap. The magic of foaming hand soap really lies in the dispenser. The special pump in a foaming hand soap dispenser is what transforms the thin liquid soap into ready-made sudsy soap bubbles.
You can start off from scratch and make your own foaming hand soap in a similar method to cold process soap making, but for our first post featuring our new foaming soap dispenser we decided to keep things as simple as possible. Liquid Castile soap makes an excellent base for foaming hand soap. It has very few ingredients to begin with, and a thin, watery texture that dilutes easily.
We chose to scent our soap with a refreshing blend of sweet orange and peppermint, but you can substitute any skin-safe essential oils you like. Or, try experimenting with one of our Plant-Based Fragrance Oils instead. You can even change the color of this recipe by adding a few drops of liquid dye.
About the Ingredients
Liquid Castile is a simple liquid soap made from olive oil. It serves as a simple blank canvas for soap-based recipes, or as an additive in scrubs, cleansers, or masks. Liquid Castile Soap can act as a natural emulsifier in body mist or spray recipes. The small amount of soap allows lipids or essential oils to distribute easily throughout the liquid base where they would typically not mix.
The fresh, minty aroma of peppermint shines bright in essential oil form. A classic ingredient for lip balms, foot lotions, and scalp rinses, peppermint essential oil can add vibrance and character to a broad range of formulations. In certain products, peppermint essential oil can also impart a cool, tingling sensation.
Bright, cheerful, and bursting with aroma, our Sweet Orange Essential Oil lays a juicy foundation for our wax melts recipe. In aromatherapy, Sweet Orange Essential Oil is often used to lift spirits and promote a sense of relaxation.
Simple Citrus Mint Kitchen Soap
makes one 250 ml foaming hand soap bottle
- 50 ml Liquid Castile Soap
- 200 ml distilled water
- 1.25 ml Peppermint Essential Oil
- 1.25 ml Sweet Orange Essential Oil
- Combine soap and essential oils in small vessel and mix well.
- Measure and pour water into soap dispenser.
- Add soap to dispenser. Screw top on tightly, then shake well.
Usage & Packaging
- This formulation works best in bottles that are specifically designed to dispense foaming hand soap. Our Clear PET, 250 ml Bottle with White Foaming Pump is just right for the job. It is available with a Black Foaming Pump as well.
- The soap may separate after sitting for extended periods. Shake the bottle before use.