One of my favorite websites SavvySugar.com reports that many cleaning fluids, such as anti-bacterial liquid soap, contain methylisothiazolinone, a chemical found to be allergenic, cytotoxic and linked to nerve cell death, as well as Triclosan, another anti-bacterial chemical registered with the Environmental Protection Agency as a pesticide and is believed to destroy fragile aquatic ecosystems.
I already use all-natural bars of soap, but it gets messy and doesn't look as good as liquid soap inside a stylish dispenser that goes well with my bathroom decor! Alas, I found a recipe online where I can make natural liquid soap from a bar!
Supplies you will need:
- 4 oz. bar of natural soap
- 1 gallon of distilled water
- 1 big pot
- Hand mixer
Step by step instructions:
- Grate the bar of soap.
- Heat the water just enough to steam.
- Add the grated soap to the water.
- Take the mixture off of the heat, and let it sit for 15 minutes.
- Blend the mixture, with a hand mixer if you have one.
- Let it sit overnight.
- Make sure the mixture is completely blended. If not, blend again, and let it sit. Then, blend again.
- Pour it into your choice of bottle or jar and wash your hands!