In light of the recent post I did on "eating dirt" and avoiding antibacterial products, I thought I'd show you an easy homemade hand soap that I love. I avoid antibacterial soaps because of their toxic ingredients and potential to create resistant bacteria. Instead, I opt for homemade versions using essential oils. Homemade hand soap is one of the simplest natural recipes you can make! It takes just a couple ingredients and is gentle, effective, toxin-free, and smells great!
I use essential oils because they achieve the same anti-microbial results but without creating bacterial resistance, and castile soap is friendly to your skin, safe, and effective. This soap is more watery than the soap you might be used to, which is why I like to put it in a foaming dispenser. It's perfect and produces a great lather!
Here's what you need:
- Foaming soap dispenser (I use this one)
- 2/3 cup water
- 1/3 cup liquid castile soap (I use this one)
- 20 drops OnGuard essential oil, or oils of your choice (I use these oils. And there is a great special going on right now that you can take advantage of!)
Add the castle soap and essential oils to your dispenser followed by the water, and shake it up a little. That's all there is to it!