Hand soap is just one of those everyday things we don't think much about. But if you consider how many times each day you (hopefully) wash your hands, choosing a non-toxic and natural cleanser can pay off in the long term. In this post, I want you to reap the same benefits that I did when I discovered this great hand washing solution. It’s as simple as using a foaming pump, water, and castile soap. That’s it, folks.
Now if you’re not familiar with liquid castile soap, it’s a natural, plant-based soap that pretty much will clean anything. You can use it on your skin, hair, floors, counters, laundry, dishes, and heck – I’ve even used it to wash my car! This stuff is highly concentrated, so you only need a very small amount for it to go a long way.
Perhaps the most well-known brand is Dr. Bronner’s, which includes organic hemp, olive, and coconut oil as a base. Using this as a hand soap will help to remove dirt and impurities without stripping your skin of its natural oils, which are actually beneficial in protecting our skin and keeping it moisturized.
I like to use tea tree castile soap because of its antibacterial and antifungal properties, but you can use any type of soap: lavender, peppermint, unscented, etc. You could also add in a few drops of your essential oil of choice for variety. There are several different types of soap dispensers available. I prefer to purchase glass to cut back on plastic exposure. So without further ado, here’s how I make mine. It’s ridiculously simple.
Foaming Hand Soap
Directions 1. Pour 1 part castile soap into hand soap dispenser. 2. Add in essential oils if using. 3. Add 5 parts water.
If you purchase the soap dispenser I’ve linked to, it will give you visual directions for how much of each to pour in the bottle. I hope you enjoy this simple, natural household product as much as I do! In my opinion, making the investment to switch your soaps over will be well worth it.
Now I’d love to hear from you: what is your favorite natural home product and why do you like it?