Thursday, 29 December 2016

Thursday; make your own foaming hand wash.

Make your own foaming hand soap. It is so easy to do. Use  any empty foaming hand soap bottle you have saved. Mix your favourite essential oils to create your own custom soap. There are endless options.

2 tablespoons liquid castile soap (unscented)
1 tablespoon Fractionated Coconut oil
10 drops essential oils of choice

Fill water into the soap dispenser, leave around 3 cm free o top to leav room for the foaming pump and the ingredients to be added.
Add at least 2 tablespoons of liquid castille soap to the water mixture (NOTE: do not add the soap first or it will create bubbles when the water is added.
Add the oil (optional but it helps preserve the life of the dispenser) and any essential oils if you are using them.
Close and lightly swish to mix.
Use as you would any regular foaming soap.

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Fractionated coconut oil, also called “liquid coconut oil,” fit our requirements. Basically, it is a form of the oil that has had the long-chain fatty acids removed via hydrolysis and steam distillation. Just this one change makes the oil liquid at room temperature, and extends the product's shelf life.)

(Castile Soap, Castile soap has become a household staple for environmentally conscious cleaners everywhere. It can be used to lather up in the shower or to clean away grit and grime around the house.

But do you know what Castile soap is and what makes it so versatile?

What Is Castile Soap?
Named after the olive oil-based soaps originating in Castile, Spain, Castile soap can come in liquid or bar form, but it is made only from vegetable oils no animal fats.

Like most soaps, which are on the more basic or alkaline side of the pH scale, Castile soap registers at about 8.9 on the pH scale. This is around the same level as baking soda and slightly more alkaline than mild dish soap, although less alkaline than bleach or corrosive tile cleaners.

How Does Castile Soap Work?
Generally speaking, soap molecules (Castile soap molecules included) have one end that is attracted to water and another that avoids it. When soap is combined with water, it creates free-floating charged atoms that attract and capture dirt and other types of non-water-soluble molecules.

This grease-grabbing quality makes Castile soap useful on slick oven hoods, greasy pots and pans, and hard-to-clean oily spills — and really pretty much everything else. Castile soap and water can be used to clean counters, sinks, bathtubs, floors, or toilets; it can get rid of insects that infest houseplants and can even replace laundry detergent.

Because Castile soap is biodegradable and nontoxic, it's safe to use on pets and around kids. You can even clean vegetables with it, so long as it's diluted enough.

Pro tip: Don't combine alkaline Castile soap with an acid like vinegar that you might also use around the house. The reaction cancels out the potency of both ingredients and can leave objects and surfaces with a white film that is difficult to remove.


  1. I'm not sure that I could be bothered and I don't even use foaming soap.

    1. It is the concept, that it uses much less soap going down the drain. I know that it is probably a drop in the oceans to save anything. When I see and think about what else goes down the drain. Most people do not care, or do not know about not using all these cleaning materials, in the end it will bite them back, end up in their own bodies through the water supply.

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