Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Homemade Foaming Hand Soap- Onguard

Did you know that most products that you use in your home contain triclosan?  The FDA had decided this was a safe product but after several scientific studies caused alarm, they are reviewing it further.  Read about it here.   One of the paragraphs says "Animal studies have shown that triclosan alters hormone regulation. However, data showing effects in animals don’t always predict effects in humans. Other studies in bacteria have raised the possibility that triclosan contributes to making bacteria resistant to antibiotics." 

The two key concerns I read were the possibility of altering hormone regulation and making bacteria resistant to antibiotics.  Two things that I don't want to take a chance with in my home.

doTERRA makes an excellent foaming hand wash that you can purchase here. 
Currently I'm putting my resources into purchasing all of doTERRA's oils before I purchase the products for my home so I decided to make my own.  It's super easy and it doesn't contain anything that would be harmful to my family.

All you need is 3 ingredients.  Water, Organic Castile Soap, and Onguard Essential Oil.

Why did I use Onguard?  On Guard is dōTERRA®'s unique, proprietary blend formulated to support healthy immune function. Wild orange essential oil, combined with clove, cinnamon, eucalyptus and rosemary offer a fragrant, natural and effective alternative to synthetic options for immune support

How to Make- Fill a foaming hand soap bottle 3/4 full of water (make sure the container is make out of PET plastic or glass).  Add 2 tablespoons of organic castile soap, and 5 drops of ongaurd and shake together.  THAT'S IT!

What is my total cost???  Not including the bottle that I can use over and over again, it cost me a total of $1.20.  That's my estimation if you were to pay full Retail Price for your Onguard Essentail Oil.  To purchase any of doTERRA's products at wholesale, send me an email and I'll help you get started.


  1. Just made this!!! Love it so much! Thank you for the recipe!

  2. Great product images.

  3. Think it would work ok with peppermint castile soap? That's all I could find and I don't feel like going back and looking for another one right now... Cause I'm frugal and it's not in the budget to drive back to the city... lol.

    1. Yes! I am currently using almond castile soap and I LOVE the smell. I am sure you'll love the peppermint.