Last week, we discussed antibacterial soaps and why you should avoid them. Today I’d like to share with you a recipe for hand soap that will not only keep you safe from harmful ingredients in antibacterial soap, but it will save you money and reduce waste. Triple win!
First, you will need a foaming hand soap dispenser. You can find these online or at stores like Bed Bath and Beyond. But I’m not interested in spending $15 on an empty soap dispenser, so I bought some foaming hand soap at the grocery store and once I used it up, I kept the empty dispenser and made my own refill liquid using the following recipe:
First, add six ounces of distilled water to your empty foaming dispenser.
Next, add the castile soap and vegetable glycerin or Vitamin E oil.
Finally, put screw on the top of the dispenser and shake.
You can skip the vegetable glycerin/Vitamin E, but if your hands tend to be dry, I wouldn’t recommend it. The castile soap can be a bit harsh on dry skin.
Let me know how it works out for you! Happy hand washing!
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