Monday, 17 April 2017

DIY liquid hand soap

Gosh, it's been a long time since I've had any time to sit down and write a short blog piece. There are a good few topics lined up in my head, and some of them have made it briefly to the FB page, but nothing has made it to this blog.

So, a short one to start out: how to make your own liquid hand soap.

There is really nothing easier than this! All you need is castile soap (read more here about what castile soap exactly is; I buy mine in bulk -- 5 liters at a time -- as I use it so much), filtered water, and any essential oils you like. Vitamin E can be added but isn't essential.

Just recycle any old liquid hand soap container or buy a fancy new one, and fill it with:

  • filtered water and castile soap in a 1:1 ratio
  • 15-20 drops of tea tree oil
  • 10-15 drops of your favourite essential oil (I am currently using English rose; I also love lavender, rosemary, peppermint or spearmint, lemongrass and sweet orange varieties. You can just go for whatever takes your fancy!)
  • optional: 5 drops of Vitamin E oil
  • optional: a tablespoon of almond oil
Just give it a good shake, and use within 1-2 months for guaranteed freshness.