Foaming hand is one of the easiest swaps you can make to help reduce the toxins in you home. It requires only 4 ingredients and one of those things is water! It is also super cheap!
Supermarket hand washes contain ingredients that can disrupt our hormonal systems, damage our cells and cause issues with our organs. In addition to this every chemical we wash down the drain is damaging our environment and adding to the environmental issues that our generation is currently faced with. Ingredients that I choose to avoid are Triclosan, Parabens, Synthetic Colors, Synthetic Fragrance, Ethyl Alcohol (Ethanol), 1,4-Dioxane, Propylene Glycol, Propylene Oxide, Polyethylene Glycol, Diethanolamine (DEA), Ureas and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate.
These are all ingredients that are found in most personal care products such as Shampoo and Conditioner, moisteriser, shaving cream, hair gel, body wash, deodorants, hand sanitisers and hand wash. I have been slowly swapping out all my personal care products for natural choices or DIY items. Since swapping out all the toxic products I found that my period returned to normal, the weight around my middle dropped off without doing anything additional, my hair and skin look much better, my gut health improved and I have way less mood swings. It is shocking how much of what we put onto our bodies is effecting our internal system. Your skin is your largest organ and whatever you put onto it goes directly into your blood stream. In some places, such as your feet, it only takes 20 seconds to enter your system. If you rub garlic onto the soles of your feet you will be able to taste it in your mouth in 20 seconds. This should be a wake up call for anyone who doesn’t believe what we put on ourselves effects our bodies.
I urge you to take a look at what is in your hand wash and do some investigation into some of the ingredients and decide if you still want to use it for you an your family.
If you would like to make your own hand wash here is what you need:
Foaming hand wash dispenser
2 tbs castile soap
1 tbs fractionated coconut oil
10 drops of essential oil of choice
Distilled or cool boiled water
Combine castile soap, fractionated coconut oil and essential oils into dispenser. Top with dilstiled or cool boiled water.
Essential Oil combinations to try:
On Guard and Wild Orange
Peppermint and Tea Tree
Lemon and Lime
Grapefruit and Spearmint
Green Mandarin and Ylang Ylang
I hope you make the choice to make some simple swaps for your families health.