Can I share with you one of my FAV ways to use essential oils? It’s by making my own hand soap! It is seriously SO easy to do, and much much much less expensive than trying to buy a truly “clean” hand soap from the store, which will prob. cost around $5 or so. (Trust me: many of the brands you’re thinking are organic, even with their fancy branding, are most definitely not. Use the Think Dirty app to scan and see for yourself!)
Anyway, each time I refill my soap dispensers, which is usually about 1x per month, it’s around .87. I calculated the cost of the materials I put in (I.e. how much each drop of oil costs + how many cups are in Dr. Bronner’s Castile soap) and that’s what I came up with. Not too shabby for being completely chemical free & packed with wellness-supporting oils!
Here’s my recipe, friends— SO easy!
1️⃣Grab a **foaming** hand soap dispenser. If you’re local to Oregon, @newseasonsmarket
has them in their bulk soaps department. You can also grab from Amazon.
2️⃣ Get some @drbronner
’s Castile soap (unscented is best but I use citrus when I can’t find it)
3️⃣ Grab any type of carrier oil— coconut oil, jojoba, or sunflower, etc. and some vitamin E oil. I use @younglivingeo
’s V6 Vegetable oil complex
4️⃣ Grab 1-2 bottles of your favorite essential oils.
5️⃣ Pour 1/4 cup castille soap in the dispenser bottle, then add 2 tbsp. of a carrier oil of your choice, and 1 tsp. of vitamin E oil (not shown). Then add 10 drops each of essential oils of your choice (I like to use Thieves and Citrus Fresh), then fill your soap pump with water.
6️⃣ Voila! You have your own homemade soap that works so well, smells amazing, and is chemical-free. When you run out, your refills will be so quick and easy (and affordable!) Win-win for everyone. 🙌🏻