You can buy liquid hand and body soaps which are full of chemicals, fragrances and Triclosan, or you can make it yourself for as little as the cost of a bar of soap. The advantage for anyone with allergies or sensitivities is that you can use a soap that you know is safe for you.
You can rinse and re-use various bottles from around your home such as a hand pump, squeeze bottle or even a dish detergent bottle. You can also buy a new bottle. The recipes are surprisingly easy.
Paper towel or cloth
Container for soap
1. Grate a bar of soap with a cheese grater into a bowl.
2. Add only enough water to cover the grated soap.
3. Let soap sit overnight on your counter. Cover with a paper towel or dishcloth to prevent any dust or bugs from falling in.
4. In the morning the soap will have dissolved. Give it a stir; if it’s too thick simply add small amounts of water at a time, till it is the consistency you like.
5. Using a funnel, pour your liquid soap into your container.
Castile and Glycerin Liquid Soap
2- 8oz container – or you can reuse an old container
1-1oz container (travel size)
pitcher or bowl
2- 1/8 cups distilled water
5 Tbsp organic Liquid Castille Soap
2 Tbsp organic Vegetable Glycerine *optional
In a pitcher or small bowl mix together distilled water, liquid castile soap and vegetable glycerin. Stir lightly, if you stir too rapidly you’ll end up with a lot of bubbles.
Using a funnel, fill your two bottles.
That’s it…simple, quick, easy!
To learn more about Triclosan click here.