DIY All-Natural Liquid Hand Soap

August 6, 2013Sarah Khandjian

DIY All-Natural Liquid Hand Soap | Sarah Hearts

I prefer using all-natural cleaners around the house. They are not only good for the environment, but they are also good for my skin, which is a must because I have eczema…itchy, itchy eczema prone skin. If you have eczema or sensitive skin then you know how harsh some cleaners and soaps can be! So after seeing Lia share her DIY organic hand soap recipe, I knew I had to give it a try!

I used Lia’s recipe as a starting point and tweaked it a bit. I added a bit more Dr. Bronner’s and also added glycerine. I found this helped thicken the soap a bit, without taking away from it’s suds-ability (yep, I just made that up).

DIY Liquid Hand Soap


1/4 cup Dr. Bronner’s unscented baby mild soap
1 cup water
1/2 teaspoon of your favorite essential oil (I used grapefruit)
1 tablespoon vegetable glycerine
soap pump (I purchased this one at Target)


Mix all ingredient in a bowl then pour into a hand soap pump.


  • Jen

    August 6, 2013 at 11:57 am

    I’ve been wanting to try a homemade liquid hand soap for months, but never found anything for less than 5 gallons! I will definitely be trying this. WIll you be trying a laundry detergent in the future?

  • Adventures in Dressmaking

    August 6, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    Awesome, I love DIY natural products and was just thinking about how to make eco-friendly liquid soap the other day!! Your bathroom is so cute, too, love the white and gold. =)

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  • Sarah

    September 22, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    Hey, this Sarah also “hearts” this recipe! Have been using it and enjoying it for a few weeks now. Thanks a jillion!

  • Cari

    September 22, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    Is it possible to turn this into a foaming soap?

    1. Sarah

      September 22, 2014 at 6:31 pm

      I haven’t tried it, but I think if you add a little more water it should work just fine in a foaming hand soap bottle.

  • gayle van pelt

    December 8, 2019 at 11:44 am

    where can I bye vegatable glycerine local?

    1. Sarah Khandjian

      December 11, 2019 at 8:08 pm

      I’d check Whole Foods or another similar natural food market.

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