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It’s Simple. It’s Fresh. It’s Natural.
This is hands down my favorite hand soap recipe. (No pun intended.) It is easy to make and is free from chemicals, so you can feel at ease with your children using it. I adapted this recipe from another I found by a lovely natural blogger until I perfected it for our needs. Every time a guests washes their hands in my home, they come out of the restroom smelling their hands and commenting how much they love my hand soap.
I like this recipe for various reasons. It is very moisturizing from the many oils in the Castile soap, so I find my skin does not dry out as quickly when I have to wash my hands frequently. Castile soap has so many uses, I love it and always have a bottle in our home. Tea Tree Oil is a powerhouse of good. It is disinfectant, antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antiviral among many other great benefits. And beside the stimulating effects, Lemon has astringent, disinfectant, detoxifying, and antiseptic properties.
- 1 Cup Castile Soap (I use Peppermint)
- 1 Cup Boiled (Or Distilled) Water
- 30 Drops Tea Tree Oil
- 10 – 20 Drops Lemon Essential Oil
Measure out and boil water on the stove while you assemble the other ingredients. This distills it so the soap lasts longer, as well as removes any bacteria that may have come out of your tap. (Great information on that here.) I use a quart jar and double this recipe for two hand soap pumps.
Simply pour the soap into the jar, then add the essential oils. Slowly pour the water over it, screw on lid, and gently (so as not to create too many bubbles) shake the jar, being careful not to burn yourself with the hot temperature.
Dispense into pumps and enjoy smelling amazing – naturally, of course.
Do you have a favorite soap recipe you love? Please share in the comments below.