Make Gentle, Foaming Soap for Baby (and Mama!)


Earlier this week, I talked about why we don’t use antibacterial soap. While the kids love foaming soap, I don’t like to pay the prices for Method or the other fancy brands.

Thankfully, there is a cheaper alternative! You can make your own moisturizing foaming hand soap for pennies and add any scent you like. Plus it won’t have any weird chemicals that could irritate Baby’s skin.

The secret ingredient here is the vegetable glycerine, which is moisturizing and gives the soap a luxurious feel. It’s gentle but cleans well–perfect for washing your face or scrubbing the kids in the bath.

2/3 cup distilled water
1 teaspoon vegetable glycerine
1/3 cup castile soap
15 drops essential oil of your choice–I used lavender.
Foaming hand soap dispenser (the ones from the stinky bath store work great)

Learn about the premium essential oils I recommend.

Add ingredients to dispenser in the order listed. If you put the soap in first, everything else you add will cause a foaming mess. Put the lid on, shake gently, and scrub-a-dub-dub!

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  1. Robynne Catheron says

    I have several bars of castile soap, is it possible to use that type or does it need to be liquid castile soap?

    • Cheryl Ann says

      No, I don’t think you can. I remember reading once that it’s the soap DISPENSER that makes the soap foam. I believe you need a foaming kind. It somehow pumps air into the mixture…

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