The FDA has determined that antibacterial soap offers no additional benefit over regular hand soap. It has even been determined that certain germs may no longer by affected by these soaps. For that reason, the FDA has decided to stop the production and selling of these soaps.
Instead of switching to another type, why not consider making your own hand soap? Check out these awesome DIY hand soap recipes below.
DIY Hand Soap Recipes
This DIY hand soap works to naturally kill germs thanks to the inclusion of tea tree oil. If you’ve ever worked with tea tree oil, chances are you know that the smell can be really strong and unappealing. This recipe adds lavender oil to the mix to give the soap a much more pleasing aroma. Almond or jojoba oil is also added to give your skin a soft and silky feel.
Another great recipe can be found in this collection of tried and true essential oil recipes. This one is wonderful for the dry winter months. If you have problems with your skin cracking from washing your hands frequently during the winter months, try this soap. This soap also uses lavender to give it a wonderful scent. The softness the soap provides comes from olive oil.
Foaming hand soap is much easier for little ones to use and is far less messy. How many times have you walked into the bathroom to find hand soap all over the sink? This foaming hand soap is super easy to make and contains only three ingredients.
If you want a hand soap recipe that has easy to find ingredients, it doesn’t get any better than this. All you need is two bars of soap (I like Dr. Bronners) and 20 cups of water. That’s it. This recipe makes 160 ounces of soap. You may want to half the recipe to make your first batch.
Whether you want to use natural products or save money, these DIY hand soap recipes are great to try. You can get the exact scent you want and pay pennies to make it. Best of all, these soaps make an awesome gift.