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Easy DIY Liquid Hand Soap Recipe for Eczema

A DIY alternative to irritating commercial hand soaps
Prep Time4 minutes
Active Time3 minutes
Total Time7 minutes
Keyword: DIY, easy, eczema, household product
Yield: 1 bottle


  • 1 glass bottle with pump
  • 1 glass measuring cup
  • measuring spoons


  • 1-2 cups de-ionized, distilled water boiled water can be used in a pinch
  • 3-4 tablespoons liquid castile soap I use Dr. Bronner's Castile Soap - use Baby Unscented for sensitive skin
  • 1 teaspoon organic extra virgin olive oil You can also use avocado oil or sunflower oil
  • 6-10 drops organic palmarosa essential oil for scent (optional) If your hands are very painful and sensitive you may want to wait to try making it with essential oils until they have begun healing a bit.


  • Fill bottle ¾ full of water.
  • Add soap, oil and essential oil(s) if you choose to use them.
  • Top off the mixture with more water but leave room for the pump.
  • Screw on the pump lid, tip a few times to mix then it is ready to use! Enjoy!


  • Glass is always preferable for containers as it is nonreactive. 
  • Always choose oil that is Organic, Extra Virgin and First Cold Pressed whenever possible.
  • Be very light on the essential oils if you choose to use them to avoid irritating your skin. As you get your eczema under control you can experiment with more essential oils.