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Hand Soap Made with Essential Oils
Shopping for a Safe, Healthy Hand Soap that doesn’t contain unnecessary ingredients can be very difficult. I get so frustrated with these companies thinking it’s okay to put toxic ingredients into products that our kids are using.
Here are just of few ingredients in typical hand soaps on the market today:
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (According to the Environmental Working Group’s Skin-Deep Cosmetic Safety Database, SLS is a “moderate hazard” that has been linked to cancer, neurotoxicity, organ toxicity, skin irritation and endocrine disruption.)
Fragrance (According to the Environmental Working Group, the average fragrant contains about 14 secret chemicals that aren’t listed on the label, many of which are linked to hormone disruption and allergic reactions, as well as about 80 percent of them not being tested for human safety in personal care products.)
Parabens (Long chain parabens are also banned in Europe. According to Costmeticsinfo.org, data indicate that methyl, propyl, and butyl forms of parabens interfere with the functioning of the endocrine system. Specifically, parabens are endocrine disruptors stored in the body tissue that interfere with glandular activity and hormone production.)
To protect my family, I started making my own hand soap with castile soap and essential oils. So many essential oils have natural cleaning benefits already, when combined with the castile soap, you can rest assured that everyone stays clean and healthy!
Here is the EASY Hand Soap recipe:
Hand Soap with Essential Oils
- 2 tablespoons unscented liquid castile soap
- 1 tablespoon Fractionated Coconut Oil
- 1 1/2 Cups of Water
- Pour castile soap and fractionated coconut oil into 16 oz bottle (preferably glass, I like these).
- Add essential oils.
- Slowly add water to fill the bottle, making sure to leave room for the pump.
- Place lid on and give it a good shake
And there you have it, so simple, and cost pennies and seconds to make!