DIY natural hand wash

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Making your own natural hand wash is really easy, more cost effective than buying organic hand wash, and this way you have complete peace of mind that there is no harmful ingredients, which is often the case with brands you buy from the supermarket.

There is one particular brand that I’ve seen in every home I’ve been to, to carry out healthy home audits. It positions itself as organic and earth friendly, but at least one of it’s products  has an ingredient that is considered to be an environmental pollutant that is toxic to fish, and one that is a known eye, skin & lung irritant (it’s actually used in lab testing to intentionally harm skin).

I prefer not to have to spend time going through ingredients lists with a fine tooth comb to work out which brands I trust, instead I have a few key base ingredients that I use for making my own cleaning and personal care products – Dr Bronner’s unscented pure castille soap is one (as well as bicarb soda, vinegar and essential oils).

Here is how to make your own hand wash in under two minutes (this could double as a body wash too)…

 

You will need: 

  • 3 tablespoons Dr Bronner’s pure castille liquid soap – baby unscented
  • 1 tablespoon fractionated coconut oil (I use DoTERRA’s FCO, you could also use almond oil, apricot kernel oil or jojoba oil
  • 12 drops of your favourite essential oils
  • Filtered water
  • 250ml glass bottle (I use this one).

    What to do:
  • Add the castille soap and fractionated coconut oil to your 250ml amber glass bottle
  • Then add your essential  oils, and top with filtered water, leaving enough room at the top for the foaming pump

    Essential oil suggestions
  • DoTERRA’s OnGuard protective blend is great for preventing illness in the household (and classrooms and workplaces for that matter).
  • Lemon, wild orange, geranium, rosemary, clove, eucalyptus, tea tree, lavender, peppermint, bergamot, grapefruit, litsea, citrus bliss, and Roman chamomile would all be great in your hand wash too.Click here for info on why I use DoTERRA oils and how you can purchase them (or feel free to reach out to me directly zara@ohmygoodness.net) and click here if you’d like to come to one of my workshops and learn how you can make other natural cleaning and personal care products for your home using essential oils.

 

This post is not sponsored by Dr Bronner’s or Pack My Product, nor am I affiliated with them in anyway.  I am a Wellness Advocate for DoTERRA essential oils. 

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Zara is founder and editor of Oh My Goodness. A certified holistic health coach, National Breast Cancer Foundation speaker and Bupa health influencer award finalist, Zara is passionate about making it as easy and fun for people to lead a healthy lifestyle. She's appeared on The Project and Today Show; her recipes have been featured on I Quit Sugar, Sport Luxe, and Show and Tell Online; and she's a regular contributor to Medibank's Be. Magazine and Fairfax health online.

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