A Natural Holiday: Homemade Peppermint Foaming Hand Soap

Welcome back to A Natural Holiday Carnival! Three weeks ago, we looked at decorating with nativities from around the world, two weeks ago we checked out a cheesy green bean casserole and a natural holiday meal plan and last week I posted a recipe for some yummy pumpkin spice (and allergen-free!) donut holes as a party food treat!

Homemade Peppermint Foaming Hand Soap- Non-toxic, Green and Perfect for Christmas!- The Humbled Homemaker
Today we are ending the series with homemade Christmas gifts! And I can’t wait to share with you this great recipe for peppermint foaming hand soap.

But I must admit. I am not crafty. At all. Oh, I have tried. I once thought I would get into scrapbooking. My loving husband enthusiastically helped me out by purchasing scrapbook-making materials for me.

I. never.made.my.first.page.

Then it was knitting, then jewelry making, then sewing. Nothing stuck. I’m just not built to be crafty. It’s not how God made me. And I’m OK with that–now. (Hey–I LOVE blogging! That’s one thing that’s stuck! But, oh, blogging isn’t crafty! Oh, well!)

I digress. You want the recipe for this homemade peppermint foaming hand soap!

My point is: You can be the least crafty person ever and STILL be able to make this soap for your friends, family, neighbors–and hey, you can even keep some for yourself!

And the best part? This soap isn’t antibacterial! (What’s wrong with antibacterial soaps? Well, check out this post.) It’s all natural, and I feel safe using it on myself (and even as a baby wash on my girls!).

Homemade Peppermint Foaming Hand Soap


  • 1/4 parts peppermint scented castille soap (or plain)
  • 3/4 parts distilled water
  • a few (2-3) drops peppermint essential oil (or tea tree for disinfecting)
  • a foaming soap dispenser


Mix soap and water. Drop in and mix in oils. Pour into a foaming soap dispenser. That’s IT!

I found this great tutorial for making a cute foaming hand soap dispenser out of a canning jar. With my hubby’s help (I’m not crafty, remember?), we’ve made one for our bathrooms and kitchen, and we will be making several as Christmas gifts.

We simply purchased the canning jars and plastic canning lids at Wal-Mart, and we also purchased some colorful (red or green for Christmas!) smooth stones to go in the bottom of the jars.

We purchased the foaming dispenser tops, here. (But if you’re super frugal and patient like my friend Stacy at Stacy Makes Cents, just ask your friends and family to save their old Bath and Body Works dispensers for you!).

Want some more homemade Christmas gift ideas? Check out MadeOn Hard Lotion’s My Buttered Life Gift-Giving Edition, which gives diy recipes for: chocolate body mousse, flavored lip balms, chocolate peppermint lotion bars, scented & shaped lotion bars, and beeswax candles!

Or, get the DIY kit!

*There are affiliate links in this post, which basically means if you purchase through my links, I will get a few dollars to use to buy some Christmas gifts for the girls. :) Thanks for supporting HH!

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  1. Kimberly S says

    I have tried blogging and I am a scrapbooker I am impressed with all you do with you blog and to me this is a gift :) Well done!

  2. Jeanie says

    Hi! I think these are such great ideas! I just have a quick question…what size pump should I use to fit the top of the mason jar. All of the tops on the website you provided look like they are too small. Thanks!


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    There’s a lot of people that I think would really enjoy your content. Please let me know. Thank you

  4. Kimberly says

    Can you please subscribe me to ur email list and also how do I get the copy of your free ebook? Thanks!!

  5. Debbie says

    Could you give more instruction on the mason jar tops? What size pump? Did you use the plastic canning bands? Thank you.

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  7. Sally says

    I find your work so inspiring, thank you so much for sharing all your useful tips- here’s to good living! With regards to your hand wash, could i just ask you if you have to wash the product off after use? I would like to make the hand wash for my daughters reception year classes as they have just introduced CHEMICAL handwash which I’m not happy about – but they need something that they don’t have to go to the bathroom to wash off – ie speed is of the essence! Any advice would be gratefully received. Thank you.

  8. Marianne Lopapa says

    I think I will very much enjoy this new site. Thank-you so much for your enjoyable tips for making simple things more enjoyable
    and lovely. Marianne L.

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