DIY Foaming Pump Hand Soap With Young Living Essential Oils

Every Friday you can look forward to posts on recipes with essential oils, diffusing combinations, and information on individual oils.  I’m going to start with the oils in the Premium Starter Kit because that is the way that most people start their essential oils journey, and I want to give you the tools you need to know what to do with the oils you purchase.  Haven’t purchased your starter kit yet? I’d love to be the person who helps you learn all about essential oils and their great applications, just click here to get started.

One of my new favorite products from Young Living is their Thieves Foaming Hand Soap.  I love that the inclusion of Thieves essential oil in the soap can help my family support their immune system while washing their hands.  To get the best deal, I ordered the three-pack on my essential rewards order a few months ago.  We went through the three bottles (one in each bathroom and one in the kitchen) in about a month and a half (my young children like to use a few pumps of soap even though only one is needed… and I wash my hands often in the kitchen, especially while cooking).


I then ordered the refill bottle, which is really the absolute best deal if you already have the foaming pump dispensers, and we almost made it to two months.  The refill bottle says that it refill one of the hand soap containers about four times.  So I do have another refill bottle on my March Essential Rewards order, but while I wait for that one to come in, I needed to refill the soap dispenser in my kitchen, so I used the following recipe:

1/3 cup of unscented Castille soap
10 drops of Young Living Thieves Essential Oil
3 drops of Young Living Lemon Essential Oil


Pour the Castille soap, Thieves oil, and lemon oil into your empty soap dispenser. (I poured mine into a Pyrex measuring cup first and then poured it into the hand soap container since I did not have a funnel available.)

Fill the remainder of the container with water.  (I added water to the Pyrex cup first, swirled it around to make sure I picked up any remaining soap or oils and then poured it into the soap dispenser).

Close the dispenser and shake well.  Now your soap refill is ready to go!

I will tell you that while I do smell the Thieves and lemon oils in the soap, and it does smell good, it does not smell quite as heavenly as the soap from Young Living. Therefore, I’ll continue using this recipe in a pinch for those cases where I run out before my refill comes in the mail, but I do prefer the soap directly from Young Living.

What’s your favorite DIY with essential oils?  Share with us in the comments below.


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5 thoughts on “DIY Foaming Pump Hand Soap With Young Living Essential Oils

  1. I add a little vitamin E to mine as well. That seems to help keep my hands soft like the version from Young living. I appreciate that you put the large refill bottle from Young living. I always forget to order that and refill my pumps

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