All Natural Homemade Hand Soap (s) & one's to get if you don't want to DIY
In my first blog on all natural soaps (click her for link) I listed the ingredients you will want to avoid in all soaps and products you put on your skin. Hand soaps are no exception and have many nasty toxins in them that are worse. Here is how and why to use all natural homemade hand soap.
Avoid Antibacterial Hand Soap (It's Toxic!)
Antibacterial hand soap has an ingredient in it called Triclosan. This travels in your blood stream, directly through your skin and kills your gut bacteria leading to sickness and disease. To wash your hands I would either use the soaps mentioned in part 1 or easily make these natural soaps below:
Triclosan is linked to liver and inhalation toxicity, 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.
These water-less cleansers can be convenient, but are designed to kill bacteria -- not to remove dust and dirt. Washing with soap and water kills bacteria and more thoroughly removes grime to reduce any toxic exposures. If you really want a waterless carry one, try either of these: (click photo for link)
A U.S. FDA advisory committee found that use of antibacterial soaps provides no benefits over plain soap and water.
- Overuse of antibacterial soaps could promote the growth of drug-resistant “superbugs”
- Triclosan, has also been shown to kill human cells.
- More Problems associated with Triclosan below
Foaming soap is easy to make for a whole lot less money. Just 3 ingredients and you can add whatever scent you prefer for each room.
Easy Homemade Foaming Hand Soap
- 1/3 cup Liquid unscented Castle soap Dr. Bronner's Organic Pure Castile Liquid Soap, - Baby-Mild - 32 oz
- 2/3 cup filtered water
- 1/8 tsp essential oil (I like lavender, peppermint, or lemon)(email firstname.lastname@example.org for links)
Pour the Castile soap and the essential oil into the jar and stir to combine. Fill the jar the rest of the way up with water. Screw on the lid and pump away!
Easy enough? I make these with different scents for each jar. I like lavender, Thieves, or peppermint in our bathrooms and use lemon in the kitchen.
Or Purchase an Essential Oil Foaming Hand Wash
If you don’t want to make your own. I can recommend one from an essential oil company that I love by emailing me at email@example.com They prefer I don't mention it within my blogs. It’s made with essential oils and other all natural ingredients and works great.
You can actually make it yourself using the same ingredients above and just add 1 tablespoon of Fractionated Coconut oil with 10 drops essential oils of choice. I like lavender, tea tree or rose oil.
Other All Natural Beauty Care Links You Will Like:
- For more healthy skin tips see my blog here on the 17 best tips for healthy skin
- For shaving see my blog here on all natural way to shave
- How to make an all natural deodorant that works great
- To remove make-up naturally see my post here
- For the Best All Natural Soaps click here
- All Natural Shampoo
- Is your Shower Curtain Making you sick?
- All Natural soaps and ingredients to avoid
- How to make your own toothpaste
- All natural tooth-whitener
More Negative Effects of Triclosan
- When common bacteria are wiped out by antibacterial soap, children aren’t exposed to them and some exposure to bacteria in early childhood can strengthen their immune systems. Without exposure, children may be prone to allergies and asthma.
- When triclosan comes in contact with your skin, it stays there for many hours.
- Triclosan is similar to the pesticide Agent Orange and can cause decreased fertility, birth defects, and damage to major body organs.
- Triclosan can act as an endocrine disruptor, upsetting the delicate hormone balance of animals.
- Triclosan has been shown to bioaccumulate in fish and can be detected in human breast milk.
- Triclosan can combine with chlorine in our tap water to make chloroform gas. The EPA classifies this gas as a probable human carcinogen.