This is a simple, inexpensive DIY homemade orange soap.
It will leave your hands clean and chemical free.
Most anti-bacterial soaps contain triclosan (and the related triclocarbon). This chemical is found in almost all in liquid hand soap. It is linked to inhalation toxicity, and low levels of triclosan may disrupt thyroid function.
The American Medical Association recommends that triclosan not be used in the home, as it may encourage bacterial resistance to antibiotics.
Triclosan can also be found in deodorants, toothpastes, and cosmetics as well as furniture, toys, kitchenware, and clothing. Triclosan is also marketed under the names Microban® (when used on plastics and clothing) and Biofresh® (when used in acrylic fibers).
This recipe is very easy. The coconut oil has antiseptic properties and will moisturize your hands too.
Let’s take a look at this organic DIY hand wash soap recipe.
1 cup boiled water
2 tbsps unscented liquid Castile Soap
3 tbsps organic coconut oil
8 drops of clove essential oil
3 drops of orange essential oil
In a glass bowl: Mix the Castile soap with the coconut oil
Add the clove oil and orange oil
Fill a hand soap dispenser (to about 1 inch to the top) with the boiled water
Gently add the soap mixture
Close the top and shake
Note: This hand soap will keep for a long time
You can double or triple the amount and make a big batch
You can find unscented Castille soap at Dr. Bronner.
Try it; your clean and moisturized hands will thank you!
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