Have you seen tutorials for DIY Chemical-Free Hand Soap? I have seen quite a few of them around, and have also been hearing a lot about Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps (aka Castile Soap). Since I had to buy Castile Soap for a DIY Mosquito Barrier anyway, I figured I should give this chemical-free soap a shot as well… Getting chemicals out of your house is never a bad thing, right?
I followed A Modern Hippie‘s “Recipe”.
- Water (I’m pretty sure you have that)
- Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castile Soap (in the Target “Natural Products” section near beauty stuff, where you will most likely get sidetracked by 9327281 pretty shades of nailpolish)
- Essential Oils (if desired)
- Vegetable Glycerin (if desired) – lots of benefits, but particularly moisturizing! Gotta have that.
Oh – and you will need some foaming soap dispensers. Like me, you can run to your local grocery store and purchase some foaming soap so that you can come home, dump it out, remove the label, and use the container. If you’re lucky, you already have a foaming soap dispenser (or two) at home.
1. Add 3/4 cup of water to your empty soap dispensers.
2. Add in 2 Tbsp castile soap.
3. Add in 1/2 Tbsp vegetable glycerin.
4. Add essential oils, if desired. I used grapefruit essential oil (such a great smell) and kind of just put a bunch of drops in. Start with a small amount and if you want to add more, you always can 🙂
5. Add a little more water if there is still more room in your soap dispenser.
6. Use your soap and avoid harsh chemicals on your skin!
The only disclaimer is that I have is that I bought the Tea Tree castile soap – the scent is pretty strong – much stronger than I anticipated. So, buy original or whatever if you want the essential oils that you want to come out more strongly 🙂