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DIY Handsoap and Body Wash Using Castile Soap

In a previous post, I shared with you all how most all commercial home cleaning and personal care products are toxic to our bodies and can cause just as much damage to our health as eating junk food daily.

Companies are allowed to use almost ANY ingredient they wish in their products. The governent doesn’t review the safety of products before they are sold. This should definitely concern you in light of the fact that our skin is the largest organ in our body and can absorb up to 60% of what we put on it. That’s a lot..especially when you think about how often we put these products on our skin (make-up, body washes, hand soap, lotions, sprays/perfumes, deoderant, etc.) For most people these are applied daily.

If you would like to know more about what ingredients are in your personal care and home cleaning products, you can visit www.ewg.org. They launched what’s called Skin Deep in 2004 which consists of a database of tons of products and their ingredients with ratings of the product and its individual ingredients safety. I think you would be surprised if you went and searched all of the common products you use on a daily basis.

In the world we live in today, it’s almost impossible to eliminate all toxins from our lives, but the more we can limit them, the less stress we will be putting on our body and the healthier we will be.

Now again, don’t read this and think you have to go remove all commercial cleaning and beauty products from your home at one time. Small changes over a longer period of time is more realistic for most people. Just start with one thing and when you’re ready move on to the next. Every little change you make towards a healthier cleaner lifestyle will make a difference in the long run.

Today I’m sharing with you all a handsoap and body wash recipe that are both SO SIMPLE..and extremely budget friendly.

The first recipe is a natural handsoap that requires only 2 ingredients.

 

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In this picture above I used a typical handsoap dispenser, but when I make this again I will be purchasing a foam hand soap dispenser. The consistensy of this soap is very liquidy and not nearly as thick as most commercial hand soaps. Once you lather the soap in your hands it becomes nice and soapy, but with this type of dispenser its hard to keep it all in your hands without most of it just dripping off your hands. I am unaware of where to find a foam dispenser in Paris, Texas but you can order them cheap online through amazon.  So, once you have your soap dispenser, you will then need only two more things

  • Castile Soap (You can find this at most health food stores, but I found that it was much cheaper to order off of Amazon or Vitacost. You can purchase any scent you like, or purchase one that is unscented and add in whatever essential oil you like to make it smell good.)
  • Water

In about a 1:10 ratio of soap to water, fill your soap dispenser, shake well and you are DONE! How easy is that? When you purchase a large bottle of castile soap like the one pictured above, it will last you forever if you’re just using it to make hand soaps. Castille Soap has no toxic ingredients in it and is made from pure oils so is perfectly healthy for your skin and will leave it feeling nice and smooth. There are good natural personal care brands out there like Meyer’s, which I also love, but if you can take the time to make this it will be much cheaper in the long run! It might seem pricier up front, but it will last you awhile.

The second recipe I’m sharing with you all is a simple body wash using only a couple more ingredients with slightly different ratios.

 

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First, you will again need to purchase a dispenser that you would like to use in the shower. Ideally it would be in a glass container, but that just scares me in the shower. I’m too clumsy and would probably drop it and break it. I bought the dispenser pictured above at Hobby Lobby for like $2 I believe. I probably will buy a bigger bottle next time I make this because I feel like I went through it too fast. For the body wash you will need:

  • 1 part castile soap
  • 1 part water
  • 1 part organic coconut oil (adding coconut oil will provide extra natural moisturizing benefits as well as antimicrobial and disinfectant properties)
  • 5-10 drops lavender oil (Not only does lavender smell amazing, but it is known to have natural calming effects which would make this a great body wash to use to help you wind down at night either in the shower or in a nice relaxing bath)

Make sure to melt the coconut oil before mixing all of this together in a bowl, then pour into your soap dispenser. Make sure to shake it well before every use. It will spread further over your body if you use a washcloth or sponge.

If you prefer a body scrub to a more liquid body wash, check out this easy DIY coconut lime sugar scrub.

Enjoy!!

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