Learning that a good portion of the things we use everyday are filled with toxins, can be a bit overwhelming. So, I make it a goal to switch out things one at a time. With each thing I ditch and then switch to something non-toxic, I feel empowered. I have control over what is in my home! I will be doing more posts here in the future with some of the ditch and switches I have made in the past couple years. We still have a long way to go! We have a lot of stuff! Ha! But, each tiny step is a step in the right direction!
Today, I am sharing with you how I made my homemade hand soap. It is crazy the amount of nasty things in something that is supposed to be cleaning our hands! For years I used antibacterial soap. One of the main problems with the overuse of this is that the bacteria are now adapting and the soap is less effective. Ever heard of “superbugs”? I, personally, don’t like any bugs! So, helping to breed superbugs will not be taking place in my home!
Many hand soaps contain triclosan, which is linked to fertility issues, hormonal imbalances, and can be an endocrine disruptor. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is in many personal care items, including soap, and can cause a host of issues as well. There are many other ingredients, some of which are known carcinogens. So, your hands may be clean, but all these toxins are now absorbing into your body. Eek!
I ordered four foaming hand dispensers off Amazon and in 5 minutes made a safe, non-toxic hand soap for my family. You can do this, too!
Dr. Bronner’s liquid castile soap (I use the Baby Unscented one)
Thieves essential oil (I use Young Living essential oils)
Vitamin E oil (optional)
I made mine without Vitamin E oil, simply because I don’t have any right now. It works just fine without it.
1. Put 2-3 tablespoons of the liquid castile soap in the bottom of the dispenser.
2. Add 5 drops of Thieves essential oil.
3. If using the Vitamin E oil, add in a few drops.
4. Fill with the distilled water and shake it gently to combine everything.
And, you’re done! So easy, right? This is one quick and easy step you can take towards ridding your home of toxins! Now, you can smile while you wash your hands!