Time to Come Clean, Part 2
Last time I confessed to not using dishwashing detergent to hand-wash dishes. Well, I have another confession…
I can’t remember the last time I bought hand soap.
It’s true, I have been making our hand soap for quite some time. Once again, through trial and error, I developed a simple and cost-effective recipe that has worked for my family’s needs.
Our bodies need bacteria to thrive, both “good and bad” are necessary to maintain a proper balance. Setting the antibacterial issue aside, most store-bought liquid hand soaps contain synthetic fragrances and preservatives in addition to other chemicals. Ever wondered what the word
“fragrance” really means when you see it on a product bottle? Here is a great example of the list of ingredients that a company chooses from when formulating a scent for a specific product. Also, read the EWG.org rating on a popular liquid hand soap. However, mostly due to consumer demand, more companies are disclosing full ingredient lists. Additionally, some companies are making an effort to eliminate these ingredients of concern. Please note that while I feel that everyone does the best with what they have, a little bit more light shed on the issue of the effect of certain chemicals on our bodies and the environment is beneficial to all. What it comes down to, is that more often than not, it’s actually less expensive to make your own products with simple ingredients.
Daughter of the Earth, Mother of her creations. Ivanna (Evie) doesn’t care for titles, but the ones that fit best are homeschool mom, herbalist, and blogger. Her greatest joy is guiding others to find true wellness within themselves and Mother Earth. When not spending time with her beloved family, she can be found researching everything related to holistic wellness, crafting herbal remedies, or visiting with the plants in the Magical Garden.