Easy Homemade Hand Soap

Easy Homemade Hand Soap

Let’s make some easy homemade hand soap!

Safer hand soap can be hard to track down. Everywhere you look, products are “clean”, “natural” and “free from this and that”. It is a good thing that claims like these are starting to show up because it means that companies are responding to consumer demand. Unfortunately, words like, “clean” and “natural” do not have official definitions. One company’s qualifications for “clean” will be very different from another’s. 

Why should you care about what is in your hand soap? Because research shows that parabens are endocrine disruptors and cause reproductive harm. Sodium laurel sulfate is a neurotoxin. Triclosan, which is currently banned in antibacterial soaps in the US, but still in dish soaps and other personal care products, can disrupt normal thyroid function and be toxic to the liver. All of these ingredients are commonly found in soap we use everyday. To make matters worse, safer hand soap can be expensive. I’m talking anywhere from $4 to $12 or more for one bottle!

Solution…? Make your own. Homemade hand soap is easy, safer than most other options and will smell exactly the way YOU want it to. It’s really a win-win-win.

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What do you need?

To make this easy homemade hand soap, you are going to need: castille soap, essential oils, a carrier oil, a foaming soap jar, and tap water.

I like Dr. Bronner’s Baby Unscented Pure-Castille Soap because can be used for so many things: as a face wash, body wash for you or your little ones, shampoo, dish soap, laundry soap, all-purpose cleaning spray, even as a makeup brush cleaner. It is fragrance-free, which is always something I look for. Another not-so-fun-fact for ya: “fragrance” is actually a trade secret in the beauty industry, meaning it is considered proprietary and companies do not have to label any of the thousands of chemicals that they use for scent purposes. Another great thing about this castille soap, the EWG’s Skin Deep Database, gives this soap a rating of 1, which means product safety concerns are quite low. 

Essential oils are the key to giving hand soaps a wonderful scent. I use Young Living essential oils because they are high quality and I trust the company. Young Living oils are 100% pure and therapeutic grade so you can be confident in their safety and quality. Not to mention, every single scent is heavenly! You can use this link to sign up as a member to get a starter kit at 50% off and enjoy 24% off all other products.

Another perk, is that this easy homemade hand soap will cost you about $1.50. You do have to invest in foaming hand soap jars (linked in the recipe), but that is a one time cost. Now, onto the recipe, friends.

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Easy Homemade Hand Soap Recipe

Ingredients:

–1 parts Dr. Bronner’s Baby Unscented Pure-Castille Soap

–5 parts tap water

–10-15 drops total of your favorite essential oil(s)- Young Living Membership Link ***

–1 tsp. of carrier oil (I use this jojoba oil)

–1, 16oz. glass foaming soap jar

Directions:

Add all ingredients to the glass foaming soap jar. Gently swirl and shake to incorporate. Use as needed. You may need to shake from time to time to re-incorporate. If you prefer an unscented soap, simply omit the essential oils and carrier oil. 

*** I’ve been loving these combinations: grapefruit + tangerine, lemon + tangerine, and peppermint or frankincense (great for skin) + lime.

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Young Living Membership Link

(enjoy 50% off a starter kit and 24% off everything else!)

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A few sources:

https://www.ewg.org/californiacosmetics/parabens

https://www.ewg.org/enviroblog/2017/09/ewg-s-news-roundup-98-carcinogen-tap-water-and-cosmetics-pruitt-s-henchman-playing

https://www.ewg.org/research/ewgs-guide-triclosan-old

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