Product Review: Homemade Hand Wash

Hey, beauties! Happy new month. Welcome to the month of July. I wrote a post a few months ago about how to make a hand wash with essential oils. It was in the early days of the COVID-19 lockdown and we were struggling to get them from the shops. The struggle to get a decent bottle of hand wash is still real. The cheaper options are almost impossible to find and you have to just go with whatever you see in the stores. This is one of the reasons why I decided to make my own hand wash.

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I have been playing with the idea of making haircare and skincare for us for some time. The hair oils were easy for me to start off with, so we have loads of those. However, making skincare and other household products have been on my mind for months, and I am glad to finally get started with this hand wash as my first household product.

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Homemade Hand Wash

The details of all products used can be found here with links, so I won’t be repeating them here. You can grab all on the products on Amazon, so do check the links out.

We are forever running out of hand wash in our house thanks to the kiddies. I think they find the whole hand washing fascinating and are forever washing their hands, which is a good thing. It’s great to be able to make our own homemade hand wash. It means we will never run out of hand wash even if they are out of stock in the stores. I followed all the steps in how to make hand wash with essential oils post, so do have a read on there if you missed that post. The only extra product I added was an Orange essential oil. I wanted some more fragrance and this oil did the work great.

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It took me under 30 minutes to make this handwash and that includes the time it took me taking the photos. Here are the pros and cons –

  1. It smells amazing thanks to the Lavender, Tea Tree, and Orange Essential Oils.
  2. I love the texture of the oil, thanks to the Almond Sweet Carrier Oil. It is so moisturising. My hands feel clean and moisturised like I have applied some hand cream after using this hand wash.
  3. It is a natural product. No preservatives have been added.
  4. I love that it foams really well and washes great too!
  5. It is super easy to make.


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Are you into making homemade products? What do you think of this homemade hand wash?



How to make hand wash with essential oils

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Have you been struggling to buy a hand wash? It looks like they are sold out worldwide now. I can’t seem to find them anywhere! The hand wash being sold online now are going for exorbitant prices. With all the hand washing required now, I can see why many are stocking up and why the shelves are empty. This is why we should consider making our own hand wash with essential oils. I started playing around again with essential oils last month. Essential Oils can be very harmful if you don’t know how to use them. I have blogged before about me thinking essential oils were just regular oils, and how it almost drained me. So I know how strong these oils can be. However, the pros outweigh the cons massively and that’s why I decided to try using them again with caution. If you haven’t used essential oils before, I won’t recommend you try making your hand wash with these oils. It is best to have some experience using essential oils on its own before you start creating products with them.

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How to make hand wash with essential oils

Here are the items you will need to make your own hand wash with essential oils. Links to all the products mentioned here are below.

  1. 15 drops of Tea Tree Essential Oil
  2. 1/2 Pure Liquid Castile Soap
  3. 10 drops of Lavender Essential Oil
  4. 1 TB Sweet Almond Oil or Jojoba Oil or Olive Oil
  5. 1/2 Boiled water
  6. 1/2 TB Guar Gum
  1. Add the boiled water first, followed by the Pure Liquid Castile Soap in a container.
  2. Next, you mix in Guar Gum into the oils and add the mixture into the container with the soap and water.
  3. Then shake the ingredients together and pour the mixture into the pump bottle of your your choice, and homemade hand wash is ready for use.

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Homemade products don’t preservatives, which is why you should only make the amount you will need for about 2 weeks or so. You can decide to not include the essential oils if you like or you could use other types. I like the Tea Tree essential oil because it includes antibacterial, anti-fungal, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. Lavender Essential Oil smells amazing and it also promotes relaxation.

I will be sharing clips of the hand wash mixture I have made on social media in the few days, so keep your eyes peeled. Thanks for reading and do let me know how your mixture turns out if you try this recipe. Links to all the products mentioned here are below –



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