Alright, lets get rid of those germs! This week, I want to talk about how easy it is to make your own hand soap, also super cheap!
Anyone else get super dry hands from over washing? Sometimes the chemicals or the fake scents added in the store bought soaps can also irritate your skin and leave them really dry. Back in college I used to buy those Bath & Body soaps ALL the time. The sales they had were probably my favotire thing ever! Then slowly I started to have weird skin reactions. After seeing my dermatologist, she recommended that I switch to unscented products. Well it took me a few year to slowly clean out my products. Going green is hard! But slowly I did it...and ever since then I have had no reactions, no more eczema, and no sensitivities!
So, here is a simple DIY for you guys.
- Dr Bronner's Castile Soap
- Essential oil of your choice (I used lavender)
- Vegetable Glycerin (optional)
- Empty foaming soap bottle (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07MQ4WWQ5/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)
- 1/4 cup of castile soap (https://www.amazon.com/Dr-Bronners-Pure-Castile-Liquid-Soap/dp/B00120VWJ0/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=castile+soap&qid=1575575642&s=home-garden&sr=1-4)
- 1 teaspoon of vegetable glycerin (this helps makes the soap thicker and smoother texture) (https://www.amazon.com/Solutions-Vegetable-Versatile-Softening-Moisturizing/dp/B0019LWU2K/ref=sr_1_9?keywords=vegetable+glycerin&qid=1575575705&sr=8-9)
- 5-12 drops of essential oil (depending on how strong you want it to smell) (https://www.youngliving.com/vo/?utm_expid=.2goeNLIsRjmUAsfd0dY2yg.2&utm_referrer=#/enroll/starter-kits)
- fill the rest with water
- mix and tada!
Did you know that the CDC (center for disease control) recommends that you wash your hands for 20 seconds! So a perfect way to get the kids to wash their hands for that long is to sing "Happy Birthday" from beginning to end twice or the "ABC's."
Now, lets stop spreading those germs since we all have clean hands ;)Some helpful tips to stay healthy:
- Wash your hands before eating
- After using the toilet
- After touching an animal, their food/treats or waste
- After touching garbage or taking out the trash
- After changing a diaper
- Before and after preparing food (especially when handeling meat products)