This recipe is so insanely simple and quick to make, and so good for your skin. It’s also super cheap once you have all the ingredients together. You’ll be kicking yourself that you haven’t been making this hand wash sooner! The essential oils provide enough anti-microbial action to kill off any pathogenic germs, without stripping your skin of its beneficial microbiome. This mixture is quite runny, so you will need to store it in a foaming hand dispenser.
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1 x 250ml foaming dispenser
¼ cup castile liquid soap
175ml distilled water
10 drops lavender essential oil*
1. Add castile liquid soap and essential oils to the foaming dispenser.
2. Fill the dispenser up with distilled water (leave enough space to put the lid on – if you fill right to the top with water, all your essential oils floating on the top will spill out!).
3. Gently shake to combine.
Wash your hands with one or two pumps of soap. You can also use this as a gentle face and body wash.
This will last a few months. If it starts smelling funny, or you see mould rings growing on the top, chuck it away.
*You can substitute the lavender essential oil for any other essential oil (all oils are very anti-microbial), or you can use 1 capful of Young Living Thieves Household Cleaner instead.