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Foam Soap Recipes

by Andrea Butje on October 12, 2011

Little Girl Jumping With JoyHomemade foam soap recipes are a huge hit!

These foam soap recipes are simple to make, soft on your hands, and smell great! I have foam soaps by my kitchen and bathroom sinks, and people comment on them all the time. They also make perfect gifts.

I buy the 50 ml and 250 ml sizes at SKS bottles. I use the small one for traveling, and the larger one for the house. Be sure to purchase foam soap containers and not regular soap pumps. The special foam soap pumps create a foamy texture when you dispense the soap.

SKS only sells in bulk, so if you want to buy them individually, Aromatics International has them.

I want to note that the number of drops of essential oil you add to your foam soap is really personal preference. I have added as little as 2 to 3 drops per oz (30 ml) and as much as 15 drops per oz. Some people prefer to use water in their soap too, even making blends that are 2/3 water and 1/3 castile soap! If you'd like to use water, the amount you use is all up to you.

Since there's no preservative in this soap, I recommend making it fresh every few weeks.

A Walk in The Pine Forest

  • 250 ml foam soap container
  • 7 oz (210 ml) liquid castile soap (make sure to leave room for the bubbly top to sink into the bottle)
  • 30 drops Hemlock essential oil (Tsuga canadensis)
  • 25 drops Sweet Orange essential oil (Citrus sinensis)
  • 25 drops Siberian Fir  essential oil (Abies siberica)

Citrus Sunshine

  • 250 ml foam soap container
  • 7 oz (210 ml) liquid castile soap
  • 30 drops Grapefruit essential oil (Citrus paradisi)
  • 25 drops Sweet Orange essential oil (Citrus sinensis)
  • 20 drops Steam distilled Lime essential oil (Citrus aurantifolia)

Germ Away

  • 250 ml foam soap container
  • 7 oz (210 ml) liquid castile soap
  • 30 drops Tea Tree essential oil (Melaleuca alternifolia)
  • 30 drops Lavender essential oil (Lavandula angustifolia)
  • 20 drops Thyme ct. linalol essential oil (Thymus vulgaris ct. linalol)
  • 15 drops Palmarosa essential oil (Cymbopogon martini var. motia)

You're So Sweet

  • 250 ml foam soap container
  • 7 oz (210 ml) liquid castile soap
  • 40 drops Cardamom CO2 extract (Ellettaria cardamomum)
  • 30 drops Sweet Orange essential oil (Citrus sinensis)
  • 10 drops Steam distilled Lime essential oil (Citrus aurantifolia)

If you have a foam soap recipe you want to share, please add it to the comment section.

Owner/Instructor at Aromahead Institute
Aromahead Institute, owned by Andrea Butje, is a premier resource for online aromatherapy classes. Andrea offers her inspired approach to online aromatherapy certification through essential oil videos and original education materials. Check out her book, Essential Living: Aromatherapy Recipes for Health and Home, on Amazon!

Topics: foam soap, handmade soap, natural soap, Recipes and Blends, DYI soap recipes

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