foaming hand soap

ImageThis post is really for my sister Sarah, but you can keep reading if you want to.  Long, long ago when I didn’t really care about funky chemicals in my personal care products and being frugal was a hobby rather than a way of life, I used to buy smelly soaps.  Oh how I looked forward to Bath and Body Works annual sale.  You know the one — the one with the little duckie.  I would stock up on foaming smelly soaps.  I still like my smelly soaps, but things have changed just a bit.  Now, I make my own, well sort of.

ImageAll you need is an empty foaming soap container.  I have a bunch floating around the house — this one happens to be from Young Living.  If you don’t have one, you can always find them online or just buy one pre-filled and use it up.  Actually, that’s not all you need, you also need liquid soap.  Woops.  I like Dr. Woods castile soap.  I think it’s a knock off of Dr. Bronners.  I love it.  It has great reviews and it’s way cheaper — make sure you check out Vitacost.  They have really good prices. 

My favorite right now is peppermint.  Every time I wash my hands, I feel like I’ve just stepped out of a peppermint candy shower.  Check out the ingredients — water, coconut, hemp, and olive oils, organic shea butter, vitamin e, peppermint oil, sea salt, citric acid, and rosemary extract.  I know what all the ingredients are and can actually pronounce them.

So here’s all you do — put water in your bottle.  I usually eye it so that I can have a 4 parts water to 1 part soap ratio (that’s just what I like, you can play around with more or less).  Add your soap.  Screw the top back on.  Shake.  Seriously, that’s it.  I can’t believe people (including the old me) pay $5 bucks for this stuff.  Holy cow.  Just remember water first, then soap.  Happy hand washing.

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