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DIY Antibacterial Foaming Hand Soap

I have a love/hate relationship right now with this time of the year. The little girl in me loves the cold and all of the holiday’s it brings. The sights, the sounds, and the smells are all something I embrace. The other part of me however, the mom part, isn’t too fond of this time of year.

I not so lovingly call it “Cootie Season.” It’s the time where it seems everyone everywhere is sick and they all share their cooties as if it’s the kind thing to do. I for one think it’s poopy, especially when you have a few kiddos, or 5 that tend to take your lessons in sharing very seriously during this season.

I’m not real interested in bringing tons of chemicals into my house so I’ve been making my own foam hand soap for years now. It wasn’t until recently that I had a light bulb moment and realized that I could make my own antibacterial and anti-viral soap.

All you will need is…

  • a foam pump
  • Dr. Bronners liquid castile soap (I use the baby unscented one)
  • Melaluca or better known as Tea Tree Oil
  1. Fill Bottle 1/4 way up with Dr. Bronner’s
  2. Fill the rest of the way with water (filtered is best)
  3. Add 4-6 drops of Tea Tree Oil (I use 6 but I use one I bought at Walmart. If you’re using one from DoTerra you will have to deem how much works best for you. I am not familiar with theirs yet so I don’t feel comfortable giving an exact amount of drops you would use.)
  4. Put pump part back on and gently give it a shake to mix the oil in.

I love the clean smell of Tea Tree oil, but if you don’t or if you want to change it up a bit you can always add some lavender essential oil or any scent you like. I made this particular one for my kitchen. When I do one for the bathroom I think I might add just a little vitamin e oil and see how that goes. It might work. It might not. That’s the fun of trying. 🙂

Until next time….

Happy Thursday!

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