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I hate liquid hand soap.
I always feel like it is still in between my fingers after washing my hands, it feels all sticky and I have to re-rinse a few times.
I may be a bit compulsive but it is what it is.
Combine that with my recent coconut allergy and I was left with a difficult situation.
But with a little perseverance there is always a solution.
I used to make foaming hand soap with Dr. Bronner’s castile soap but my recent coconut allergy has unfortunately removed that as an option for me. I essentially have found only a few bar soaps that I can use that I can buy commercially. There are alternatives online but with those come a hefty price tag.
This pretty little bar soap can be found at many retailers near me and is affordable even online.
Kiss My Face Pure Olive Oil Soap.
I love this stuff.
I use it for everything now from shampoo to making my own homemade laundry detergent.
And now I use it for foaming hand soap too! And you can too after I teach you how to make foaming hand soap.
Bar soap options
It has come to my attention that recently Kiss My Face bar soap is very difficult to find. So I did some research and I found the olive oil soap below on Amazon that appears to be free of any coconut based ingredients. I can’t guarantee, because I haven’t tried it yet, but their website and the product packaging looks hopeful.
Ideally you need a blender and a box grater to make this but you can certainly improvise if you don’t have them. You will also need foaming soap dispensers. I bought cheap foaming hand soap from Target and poured the soap out and washed the containers until I can do something fancy with glass jars.
Now, I must warn you that this does not dispense like whipped cream out of a can like some foaming soaps do. It’s a bit looser and more liquidy (my word but you can use it) but still foams and does not, I repeat – DOES NOT leave sticky soap between my fingers.
I’m so happy this worked because I have to admit that the first time I tried it, it didn’t work. I had tried adding some honey and lemon for scent the first time and something weird happened and it would not foam and smelled weird.
What’s that smell?
This has a faint scent of the original bar soap but it isn’t very strong at all.
How to make foaming hand soap
- 1/4 cup grated bar soap
- 2 cups boiling hot water
- Grate soap with a box grater or other tool.
- Place grated soap in blender and pour in boiling water.
- Pulse slowly until all pieces of soap are dissolved. Do not blend too fast, it foams up very quickly. SHORT PULSES.
- Let foam settle and pulse again to ensure the soap is all dissolved & blended.
- Repeat once or twice more.
- Allow to cool a bit.
- Pour into foaming soap containers.