When’s the last time you needed to buy Liquid hand soap, Liquid dish washing soap or even bodywash? Have you noticed the costs lately, you cringe as you see the rising cost of Dawn Dish Soap or the Method Brand Liquid hand soap. And then if you are going for natural or organic products you most likely will spend 2-3x the amount of non-natural products. You then may find your self compromising on the quality to save a buck or two. By making your own dish soaps or body washes not only would you save money you will also be using safe and natural ingredients. Ingredients that you can pronounce, for me that is a big plus. I like to know what is in the products that I am buying and using for the family. With all the media lately on household products that are dangerous to kids, its reassuring when common daily used products are safe non toxic and extremely gentle on your skin. So how do you make your own liquid dish soaps, It’s simple, it really is. And its quick and with little kids and a being a busy mom always on the go, If I can get a task done while the kids eat or nap that is a huge bonus.
WHAT YOU NEED: listed below are the items you need to make body wash, liquid dish soap and liquid hand soap
- 5-10 mins
- Castile Soap ( I use Dr. Bronners)
- Filtered Water
- Essential Oils
- Carrier Oil (Coconut oil, Avocado Oil, Jojoba Oil ect)
- raw honey
- Container: I re-use soap containers, recycled bodywash containers, or old mason jars
Liquid Hand Soap
- 4 oz Castile Soap
- 4 oz cup water (distilled preferred)
- 1 TB carrier oil (examples above)
- 10 drops Melaleuca Essnetial Oil (also known as Tea Tree)
- 5-10 drops Lemon or Lavender Essential oil
- Mix water, carrier oil and essential oils into container, add castile soap last. gently shake or stir and voila.
- 5 oz of Castile Soap
- 2 TB spoons carrier oil
- 2 oz of raw honey
- Filtered Water
- 25-30 drops Essential Oil, for kids I will do a Lavender and Cedarwood combo. For myself I do a joyful or uplifting blend. Some recipes will call for 50-60 drops EO the better quality EO you use, the less drops are needed.
- mix all ingredients together, but adding the castile soap last makes it so the blend doesn’t suds up when pouring ingredients together
Homemade Liquid DishWashing Soap
- 14 oz (1 3/4 cups) Filtered Water
- 1 Tbsp borax
- 2 oz Castile Soap
- 10-15 drops essential oils, Lemon, Lemongrass or Cleansing Blend
- 5 drops Lavender
Same as before with the mixing of ingredients. Adding the Castile soap is best added in the end and choosing EO’s is based on personal preference or even spicing it up for the holidays . I was able to make all 3 this afternoon while the kids ate lunch. It’s quick and easy, the part that took the longest was choosing what Essential Oils I wanted to use. I had my little ones smell a few and added the ones that they liked best. When I set out to the this the whole point was coming up with more products in our house that are truly a lot safer for us, our skin and even the environment. But also ones that would clean away the grime without the use of harsh toxic chemicals.
Now if you aren’t interested in making any of these products but would like to try them we at The OilStash are more than happy to make them for you.
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