How to Make Your Own HOMEMADE Liquid Anti-Bacterial Hand Soap

Posted on October 21, 2015 by Chad Pegura | 0 comments

We are already well into Autumn so the weather is likely to change very soon. The first frost of the year will be coming any day now. Many places experience this just before or right after Halloween. With the rapid change in weather and our busy modern lives, we can sometimes get caught unprepared and it can become quite easy to catch a bug and end up in bed with a cold or the flu!

Learn how important it is to protect yourself and your loved ones!

Other than doing the basics, like staying hydrated, getting a good nights’ rest and making sure you have a well-balanced diet, we all need to make a real habit out of frequently washing our hands. The variety of dirt and bacteria we touch and come into contact with in our daily lives is astonishing. We need to treat this seriously because keeping our hands clean is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick.

October 15th , 2015 was Global Handwashing Day - The CDC says that hand-washing is a “do-it-yourself” vaccine that can stop illness in its tracks!

homemade essential oil liquid hand soapSo, it is very important that we protect ourselves by washing our hands with soap multiple times daily. However, instead of buying another artificial product from the grocery store that might be laced with parabens, triclosan, sodium sulfates or other carcinogenic chemicals, we are going to show you how to make a simple, natural, cheap and effective DIY hand soap that will help you both save money and fight illness.

What is most interesting is that essential oils like eucalyptus, rosemary, lemon, peppermint, tea tree and many others are natural antiseptics, antibacterial, antimicrobial and antifungal, so they are extremely good at killing the things that can potentially make us sick!

"We use oregano oil to kill the bad bacteria and cinnamon oil to support the good bacteria." – The Atlantic, how industry in the USA are using essential oils to slowly replace antibiotics

Let us teach you a way to make something that is cheap, natural, performs great and smells heavenly!

Firstly, since most things are so easily available you can start with:

  1. Liquid Castille Soap – unscented: there is a very good one in a bulk size you can buy here. There is not only terrific savings when you buy this large size, but the manufacturer is well known and the ingredients are all very simple and natural. It also contains simple, useful things like a little bit of vegetable glycerin and some jojoba or other natural carrier oil to aid in lubrication.

We suggest you fill your container up with about ¾ of liquid soap.

  1. Essential Oils: one of the most interesting and fun aspects of making your own DIY hand soap is that you can choose a scent for each occasion or location! Lemon-peppermint as a pick up in the morning or in your bag and at the office and maybe lavender, rosemary and rose-geranium at home at night!

essential oils smell greatYou can even add citronella as an insect repellent. Perhaps cinnamon and sweet orange as well.                                                                               

Please be sure to add no more than 3% diluted essential oil. If 15- 20 drops = 1 ml then you should put no more than 60 drops maximum for a 100ml bottle (3.3 ounces). Start with 20 total and add more until you achieve your desired level of scent!

Make sure you get yourself a couple convenient little carrying containers like these (for essential oil diluted <3% plastic can be ok) or nice glass ones like here or here so you can have one in your car, in your bag and at work and home!

  1. Add a bit of distilled water (or boiled water): It is sometimes necessary to add a bit of water to achieve the desired consistency. You can top off the container filled with soap and essential oil with approximately ¼ distilled water. Shake well and enjoy!

The final product may be less viscous than the commercial hand soap you’re used to, but then again, it does not contain about 50 chemicals you cannot pronounce! Once you lather up you will get the same hand cleansing effect, but without the toxic side effects! Remember to share this with your friends and family. DIY hand soap makes a great gift too!

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