This 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.
All 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.