Here’s a super simple, super cheap, super easy-to-make in your own kitchen, green body scrub and soap alternative for hands that you can use daily.
Get ready to start of 2014 with less toxins
This very gentle hand & body washing soap alternative that keeps your hands soft is made easily with baking soda & essential oils of choice.
Baking soda hand washing: We do not use soap on our body or shampoo etc often at all, we tend to mainly use just baking soda for hands, face, body & hair, & it works amazing while being gentile & effective. Baking soda is great alone or mixed with essential oils to the baking soda like tea tree, lavender, lemon, orange, rosemary, eucalyptus, cinnamon, clove etc. (or germ fighter by Plant Therapy, compare to thieves oil) you can also add more than 1 essential oil to create a combo you love, our favorite is Lemon, Tea tree & Eucalyptus.
This powder works great for young & old alike & great for sensitive skin & skin issues, skin rashes, dry skin, oily skin on & on. Baking soda naturally balances PH of the skin, and essential oils are antibacterial without the toxins. (A teen favorite & family favorite for mixing & using, so this makes this a Cheree’s Favorite too)
Let the kids help you mix this up, they love to help, it is safe for them to help & they will get a mini aromatherapy dose & it is great for homeschool to show them how to mix cleaners & other DIY items to be used during school hours & in the classroom. As a matter of fact my kids call this our school soap 🙂
When baking soda is combined with water the resulting reaction turns baking soda into a natural non toxic PH balancing mild antiseptic, according to the textbook “Biology: Life on Earth with Physiology book.” And it is rare for anyone to have an allergic reaction because its only ingredients are sodium, hydrogen carbon and oxygen.
Lets get mixing:
How to: We use an empty parmesan cheese shaker I add one box of baking soda to it & sit it by the sink (there is also a shaker on the tub because we use it in the shower & bath) I suggest trying it without the essential oils first if you are sensitive to scents or prone to hives or skin issues. If adding the essential oils add 10 to 20 drops (or more) & work into all of the baking soda with a fork.
To wash hands: simply wet hands & sprinkle on the baking soda rub around on hands just like you would soap then wash off, you will fast figure out how much you need.
For body: Use the same way in bath or shower, rub gently on wet skin & rinse.
For hair: sprinkle about 1 tsp into several cups of warm water, stir till dissolved & add to wet hair, work in, rinse then repeat if needed (for more shampoo ideas & conditioner ideas go here)
For a moisturizing body wash: simply add a bit of raw coconut oil to the palm of your hand & shake some of your baking soda into your hand, rub together to mix then wash, hands, face, body, feet whatever & use warm water to wash off.
Also great to carry Camping: Great for easy washing of hands & body while camping, & it can be used to wash dishes too.
For a heavy duty hand & body wash & for information on removing odors from hands & DIY shaving ideas go here
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