Do you love the smell of freshly peeled oranges? I sure do. It is such a clean and refreshing smell, it really awakens the senses. Now you can have your hands smelling clean and fresh with this DIY Orange Foaming Hand Soap Recipe.
This is a kid-friendly recipe that's all-natural, non-toxic, and so perfectly yummy smelling that kids will be more than happy to wash their hands!
Have kids help make this recipe and you will see an even bigger desire for them to wash hands. Kids love creating and using their creations.
Orange Essential Oil
If you are looking for a natural way to scent your soap, orange essential oil is a great option. Orange oil has a sweet, citrusy smell that is refreshing and invigorating. It is also said to be uplifting and can help boost your mood. Adding orange oil to your soap will give it a bright, cheerful look and smell.
Here are some reasons why we love orange scented soap:
- Citrus scent similar to a freshly cut orange
- Energizing and cheerful aroma
- Effective all-natural degreaser and cleaner
- Read More: Sweet Orange Spotlight
You can use sweet orange or wild orange in this hand soap recipe.
Vanilla gives this recipe a nice sweetness to balance out the citrus aroma, making it smell like an orangesicle.
Here are some reasons to love vanilla absolute:
- Heavenly aroma that melts stress away
- Popular throughout history for lotions, soaps, skincare products, incense, baked goods, and ice cream
- Similar to the scent of Vanilla extract commonly used in baking
Here is the vanilla absolute I like to use in my essential oil recipes.
Orange Foaming Hand Soap Recipe with Essential Oils
- 1 tablespoon Unscented Castile Soap
- 10 drops Orange Essential Oil
- 4 drops Vanilla Absolute
- 1 teaspoon Vegetable Glycerin
- 2 tablespoons Distilled water
- Mini Soap Foamer Bottle (approx 2 oz/60 ml)
Simple 1-2-3 Method
Step1: Use a funnel to add castile soap, vegetable glycerin & essential oils to foaming soap bottle.
Step 2: Gently swirl around the bottle to mix the glycerin, soap, and essential oil together.
Step 3: Add distilled water to the bottle and screw foamer top on. Gently shake the mixture up. Dry bottle off and put a label on.
To Use: Pump soap into the palm of the hand, about 2-3 pumps of soap. Rub hands together reaching all hand surfaces, rinse with warm water. Dry.
Essential Oil Recipe Tips:
Use within 2 to 3 weeks since it is made with all-natural ingredients and no preservatives are added. Read more on DIY recipes and preservatives.
When using essential oils on the skin, be sure to use only high-quality essential oils that are safe to use topically.
Orange essential oil is a favorite for children, they can really connect with the smell. You can try different essential oils in this soap recipe like melaleuca (tea tree), lavender, tangerine, lemon, chamomile, or juniper berry.
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 only purchase 100% pure essential oils from a trusted source. We are frequently asked what essential oil brand we like, here are some of our favorites:
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