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Natural Hand Soap
Last year, (ha! The first time I got to use that phrase) I discovered a recipe for hand soap from my friend Jessica from Paprika Paperie. She is a natural minded momma of three girls and I totally trust her recommendations. So when I saw her making it, I knew I needed to try.
For a short re-cap, I’m on a health journey, trying to cut all the junk out of my life. What I’ve discovered is toxic chemicals and additives are hiding in almost all our everyday products. This is a HUGE bummer to me because I’ve been using most of these products for decades. When I went to buy natural products, I found $5+ hand soaps. I found that hard to swallow and hard on my budget. SOOOOO, what’s a frugal mom to do, make my own of course!
How I Do It
Now, I know what you’re thinking, come on Jenna, you MAKE your own soap? Well, kinda, I use this recipe to refill hand soap bottles I have around the house! I add a cute label and I’m set! Because I can make a HUGE batch at once, it really isn’t THAT much more work.
1 cup Castile soap (I use citrus)
1 cup distilled water
15 drops of essential oil (Tea Tree is good for this because it has anti-bacterial properties)
1 tablespoon fractionated coconut oil (Jessica’s recipe calls for almond oil) I didn’t have almond oil on hand and didn’t feel like running to the store to grab something You could also use a nice olive oil if you want
1 tablespoon vitamin E- I have never added this because I do not have it on hand and didn’t feel like buying it or running to the store
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