I wash my hands about a thousand times per day and my skin drys out quickly (especially during winter time). When making my own hand soap, I add something to help maintain the moisture in my skin. The magical component is… drum roll please…. glycerine!
I use Now brand glycerine. It is GMO free and plant based so you can feel good mentally while your skin is soft and moisturized. You can also add 5-10 drops of Tea Tree oil or Thieves/On Guard to for extra antibacterial action from your hand soap.
To make your own soap you will need:
- a foaming soap dispenser
- 1/4 cup liquid castile soap (whatever scent you like best)
- 1 tablespoon glycerine
- 1 1/4 cup water
To avoid lots of bubbles start making this by adding the water to the dispenser first. Gently mix the castile soap and glycerine together. Once combined, slowly poor into the soap dispenser. Once you put the lid on gently tip the bottle up and down until you feel like it is completely combined.
This soap is easy to make and shouldn’t cost you more then $2.50 per bottle you create.