This is a really simple recipe for Essential Oils Hand Soap scented with Autumn Bliss. Autumn Bliss is an essential oil blend of Sweet Orange, Cedarwood, and Ginger. This essential oil hand soap is an excellent way to naturally clean your hands and keep them smelling fresh.
I LOVE easy DIY recipes and you will see how simple this one is. Homemade hand soaps are definitely a great way to include essential oils into your daily routine.
Essential Oils for Hand Soap
There are many essential oils that can be used for hand soaps. For this recipe I used Autumn Bliss blend, it is a wonderful fall aroma that I usually diffuse (I included the diffuser blend at the bottom of the post).
Here are the three oils that make up this blend:
Sweet Orange Essential Oil (or Wild Orange)
- The sweet, fruity aroma is relaxing and uplifting
- Promotes a bright and cheery optimistic feeling
- Restores physical energy
- Provides courage when overwhelmed
- Fosters creativity and inspires abundance
Cedarwood Essential Oil (any type)
- Cedarwood offers a clean and woody aroma
- Increases endurance during difficult times
- Supports confidence in challenging times
- Calms stress and promotes relaxation
- Acts as a sedative on the nervous system
Ginger Essential Oil
- Ginger essential oil warms and stabilizes
- It's fresh, spicy aroma can calm anxious feelings
- Well known for being an excellent digestive aid
- Sharpens the senses
- Promotes courage and confidence
Essential Oil Hand Soap Base Ingredients
Essential oils are a natural way to keep your hands clean and free of bacteria. In fact, they can be just as effective as traditional hand soaps, without the harsh chemicals. Here are the two ingredients needed for the base of this hand soap recipe.
Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe vera gel leaves skin soft and silky without a sticky residue. Its gentle nature makes it great to use as a cleanser or include in homemade soap recipes.
Aloe vera gel is not thick like a hair gel would be. It is actually a clear and thin, watery liquid... this is normal. It is not the same as aloe vera jelly.
I don't buy my aloe vera gel from the store, many times those versions have additives. Plus, true aloe vera gel isn't green or thick like I mentioned above.
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Castile soap lifts dirt and grime, cuts grease and tough stains. This is a must have for any DIY soap recipes.
Perfect for hand soaps, laundry detergents, homemade dish soaps and other natural cleaning recipes.
Dr. Bronners is my favorite unscented castile soap. It contains no synthetic preservatives, no detergents and no foaming agents. It also lasts a while because it is concentrated and is very cost effective cleanser.
How to Make Essential Oils Hand Soap
Essential oils are becoming increasingly popular due to their many benefits and lovely aromas. They can help to improve your mood and reduce stress. Essential oils also have antiseptic properties, making them a great choice for hand soap.
- 25 drops Sweet Orange Essential Oil
- 14 drops Cedarwood Essential Oil
- 8 drops Ginger Essential Oil
- 1/4 cup Aloe Vera Gel
- 3/4 cup Unscented Castile Soap
- 8 oz Glass Pump Bottle
Step 1: Measure out Aloe Vera Gel into a 1 cup glass measuring cup.
Step 2: Add Unscented Castile Soap.
Step 3: Add essential oils to measuring cup and blend all ingredients together.
Step 4: Pour mixture into 8 oz glass pump bottle using a funnel.
To use: Wet hands, squirt one pump into palm of hands and rub together well. Rinse with warm water.
Autumn Bliss Diffuser Blend
If you like this scent, you can also make it into a diffuser blend! Here is the essential oil recipe:
Directions: Add drops of essential oils to your diffuser with the recommended water for your machine. I like to use a 100-200 ml water tank diffuser but you can use whatever size you prefer. Adjust the drops if you desire. Read more about diffusing essential oils.
Where to Buy Essential Oils?
Essential oils are great because not only do they make you feel good physically but mentally as well. I love having them around since they have so many benefits like clearing the air of bad odors and improving moods by releasing calming scents in your home or office!
Be sure to pure 100% pure essential oils only. We are frequently asked what essential oil brand we like, here are some of our favorites:
DIY Fall Essential Oil Recipes Guide
Get our Fall Essential Oils Uses and Recipes by Jennifer Lane, Loving Essential Oils Owner & Certified Aromatherapist. It is filled with ideas and recipes that are perfect for the season. You will learn how to use oils during fall time to support and improve your health and wellness.