So, we ran out of hand soap in one of our bathrooms the other day, and when T asked me if I could pick up some more when I hit the store on the way home from work, I decided to forgo the store bought brands and make an all-natural, homemade version instead. Btw- a few of the links in this post are affiliate links. Check out my full disclosure here.
Okay, so over the past couple years, I’ve been trying to make our house more green. Early on, I tried going cold turkey and buying all-natural products to replace every item in our home. I also went out and got a lot of random ingredients in order to make my own health, cleaning, and beauty products. And while my intentions were good and some of the changes stuck, by trying to do everything at once, I overwhelmed myself. I didn’t take the time to research enough to be comfortable with my choices, and as a result, with several items, I wavered back to old products that I knew worked, even if it they were not all-natural and toxin-free.
Since then, I’ve been slowly chipping away at the “green home and beauty” front. I’ve shared a few posts on this topic:
And today, I want to add one more to the list: Homemade Foaming Hand Soap
This recipe is also “kid-safe” because of the essential oil I chose. There’s lots of info out there about which oils are okay to use with babies and kiddos. It can be tough to sift through it all, but I recently heard about and ordered the book Essential Oil Safety. This is my go-to resource as it is research based and written by world renowned essential oil experts, Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young. This resource explains which essential oils are safe for kids (check out this blog post for lists of safe oils by age group!). I chose to use Lavender, which is one of the oils that makes the list for kiddos under 2!
Alright, without further adeiu, here’s the recipe for the homemade soap. If you try it out, let me know what you think!