These solutions are gentle, non-toxic, inexpensive, organic, and simple to make. I’m lumping them all together in one blog post because although the containers and recommended scents may vary, the ingredients are essentially the same: Pure Castile Soap (Liquid) and Water.
Next time you go out shopping, pick up a few bottles of foaming hand soap if you don’t already have some foaming dispensers at home. Go ahead and use it up, but save your bottles. It will be the last time you ever need to buy hand soap. Now, pour water in the bottle until nearly full. Squeeze in about a teaspoon (this is an estimate; I never measure) of Dr. Bronner’s liquid castile soap, which comes in various scents. We like Peppermint or Almond for our hand soaps.
If you like, add a drop of food coloring. It won’t stain your hands. A drop is a bit bright for one bottle, but is perfect when divided among three or four bottles. Just fill up a mason jar with water, tint with a single drop of color, then divide the water between several bottles. It’s as pretty as anything you’d find at Bath and Body Works.
Fill an empty shampoo or body wash bottle with water. Add a couple teaspoons of Dr. Bronner’s soap. I don’t recommend Peppermint for body wash because it can be a little harsh for body care. Baby Mild (unscented) or Almond are nice scents for this use.
Baby Shampoo and Baby Wash
Fill up an empty bottle with water. Add a teaspoon or two of Dr. Bronner’s soap. This makes a very gentle cleanser for baby. Baby Mild (unscented), Lavender, or Almond are great for this.
Another alternative to using the recommended scents would be to use the unscented Baby Mild for everything, and scent with a drop of any of your favorite essential oils. Enjoy!
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