Recently I decided to slowly switch out some of our household products as I ran out of them, for some DIY/non-toxic products. In today’s post, I want to share with you the first three products I swapped out, and which recipes I found online that I have been loving so far!
The first product is a DIY moisturizing hand soap that is so creamy and moisturizing. You can find this recipe and additional details here. *The only thing I did differently was reduce the amount of Xanthan gum to 1 tsp as I found it gets thicker as days pass.
Creamy, Moisturizing Hand soap
- 1 cup water (distilled or boiled and cooled)
- ½ cup liquid castile soap*
- 4 Tbsp carrier oil (olive oil or almond oil work well)
- 1 tsp Xanthan gum
- Mix carrier oil and gum until you get a thickened, even consistency. I know it’s tempting to mix everything at once, but do not skip this step. The gum mixes well with oil but will instantly clump if you add it straight to water!
- Mix water, castile soap, and essential oil.
- Add the oil and gum and stir vigorously until the mixture thickens.
- Pour your hand soap into your DIY dispenser and you’re all set!
The second product is a DIY body wash. You can find more details on the original post here. *I do not add any essential oils as I found I liked the scent of the body wash best without it, but you can experiment to see what you prefer.
Coconut oil with Honey body wash
- ¼ cup of virgin coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon of Vitamin E
- ¼ cup of raw honey
- 10-15 drops of essential oil (**optional)
- Melt the virgin coconut oil by heating it indirectly.
- Add 1 teaspoon of vitamin E, 1/4 cup of raw honey, and 10 – 15 drops of your favorite essential (or combinations of it) oil in it.
- Stir well and slowly add 1/2 cup of liquid castile soap and stir gently.
- Transfer this mix to a glass or plastic bottle for regular usage.
- Shake well before each use and follow it regularly to get a soft and glowing skin.
The third DIY product is an all-purpose cleaner spray with just TWO simple ingredients!
All Purpose Cleaner
- Dr. Bronner’s Sal Suds Cleaner
- Add 1 Tbsp. Sal Suds to a quart of water (or divide in half for 16oz bottle). Be sure to put the water in the bottle first and then add soap.
*This cleaner can be used on most surfaces. For complete details off of Dr. Bronner’s site on how you can use this all-purpose spray, click here.
And there you have it! I may be experimenting with more DIY or non-toxic products soon, and will be sure to share those with you, so stay tuned!
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Until next time.