Ok, so if you’re nervous about making your own skin care or cleaning products then this is the place to start. A DIY foaming hand soap could not be easier! It takes not even 5 minutes! It’s actually my dad’s favorite product of all that I’ve made so I don’t know whether to be concerned or just take the compliment! The hardest part about this recipe is finding a foaming container!
So, before we get started I should talk a bit about why you should make your own hand soap. As usual, here is another product that is not good for you. Antibacterial soap is full of chemicals. Namely, triclosan. Triclosan’s list of side effects are a mile long. Several that stand out are that it is a hormone disruptor and causes damage to liver function. It is linked to allergies, eczema and asthama. Studies have shown that antibacterial hand soaps are ineffective to viruses like the flu and colds. Also, it’s been proven that antibacterial hand soaps leave behind strong bacterias such as MRSA. There is also a theory that we are setting ourselves up for a Mega Virus that is evolving and becoming immune to antibacterial hand soap. So, I say, ditch the chemicals and make your own!
DIY Foaming Hand Soap
2/3 cup of water
1 tsp. Olive Oil (this helps keep your pump from sticking!)
That’s it!! It’s simple.