DIY Homemade Natural Antibacterial Hand Soap
THIS IS SERIOUSLY SO EASY.
No kidding, it really is. But even if it was hard it would be worth it. Have you read articles on triclosan, the most overused ingredient in soaps and other bath and body products? That stuff is toxic...it's even detectable in human milk! (Yes, in HUMAN MILK. That was the last straw for me, I'd rather my baby NOT drink chemicals please!)
But anyway, here is what you'll need:
*Half a bar of glycerin soap
*5-6 cups water (start with 5, it all depends on your bar)
*10 or so drops Tea Tree or Peppermint Oil
1. Grate half a bar of natural glycerin soap (this can be tweaked if you have other bar soaps you'd like to get rid of. Pretty much anything is better than the commercial antibacterial soaps...)
2. Heat 5 cups water over medium heat, as it is heating add your grated bar soap
3. Stir until soap is melted.
4. Remove from heat, stir in oil of your choice in the amount you choose. Tea tree and peppermint have natural antibacterial properties. The more there is the more effect it will have--but there is a thing as too much of an oil. Just be careful not to overdo it.
5. Allow to cool. It will thicken as it cools. If it gets too thick for your preference, gently reheat and add more water.
6. Add to your favorite soap dispenser! We reused one.