if you’re searching for a safe, non-toxic, chemical free hand soap, search no more! the ingredients used to make this hand soap are not only organic, gmo free, fair trade, vegan and never tested on animals, they work great too!
if you’ve read my recent article [Detox Your Life] Avoid Toxic Chemicals In Your Personal Care Products, then you know i am passionate about removing all products that expose my family including our pets to toxic chemicals on a daily basis.
companies add unnecessary toxic chemicals to make their soaps lather, to prolong their shelf life, they even use chemicals to supposedly “lock in moisture”…these senseless chemicals offer absolutely NO benefit to your body, they in fact expose you and your family to the possibility of irreversible long term health effects, such as cancers, alzheimer’s, hormone and endocrine disruption, ADD/ADHD, damage to kidneys, liver, and central nervous system, to name just a few.
26 Seconds…. is all it takes for the chemicals in skin, hair, personal care products to enter your bloodstream!
please, read labels! whether its labels on food or personal care products. we’ve been fooled into thinking the benefits of these toxic chemicals outweigh the risks…personally i don’t need my soaps to excessively lather, or sit on a shelf for 3 to 5 years, at the risk of exposure to toxic chemicals, and adverse health effects.
chemicals such as, SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE (SLS) OR SODIUM LAURYL ETHER SULFATE (SLES), TRICLOSAN, PHTHALATES, PARABENS, FRAGRANCE or PARFUM and the list goes on!
remember the days when they told us there were no health risks to smoking, or there was no way that second hand smoke could cause cancer, yeah, well, we know how that story ends.
as i promised, below is a alternative to those chemical filled hand soaps in stores. it will cost you just pennies to make, and you’ll have peace of mind that you and your family will not be exposed to toxic chemicals while simply washing your hands.
[Detox Your Life] …and your hand soap..
- 1 cup distilled or purified water
- 1 ounce Castile liquid soap
- 5-7 drops Pure Essential Oil(s) [optional]
- 1 empty foaming hand soap container
use a 1 cup measuring cup to measure your water, and a 1 ounce mini measuring cup to measure the liquid Castile soap. pour the castile soap into the water, add optional essentials oils if desired, stir, and pour into your empty soap container.
i use Dr Bronners Lavender Castile Soap, you can also choose Dr Bronners liquid castile soap in Almond, Citrus, Eucalyptus, Rose, Peppermint, Tea Tree or Unscented. if you choose unscented, you can create a unique blend by adding pure therapeutic grade essential oils.
Dr Bronners Unscented Castile Soap Ingredients:
Water, Organic Coconut Oil*, Potassium Hydroxide**, Organic Palm Kernel Oil*, Organic Olive Oil*, Organic Hemp Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Citric Acid, Tocopherol***
*CERTIFIED FAIR TRADE INGREDIENTS
** None remains after saponifying oils into soap & glycerin.
***Tocopherols are a family of vitamin E compounds naturally found in vegetable oils, nuts, fish and leafy green vegetables.
Dr Bronners Castile Soaps are gentle enough for washing body, face or hair, but also powerful enough for tasks like dishwashing, mopping, laundry and even pest control. Different tasks call for different dilutions of the soap.