TOXIN-FREE SOAP (multi-purpose, add your own scent) [recipe] :
I love using Dr. Bronner’s unscented super gentle soap and adding essential oils to control the aromatherapy for whatever thing I need cleaned and scented. See my recipes below for bug repellent, hand soap, etc. The BUG REPELLENT BODY WASH is great to use to repel ticks and mosquitos. See my post on HOMEMADE BUG SPRAY for a topical, safe, super easy DIY spray.
Pour 6 ounces of Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Liquid Soap - (Baby Unscented), into a container (old jar, squeeze bottle, etc), add 10 to 15 drops of essential oil, or less if you’re particularly sensitive to scent.
Here are my recipes, all safe for kids and pets too:
BUG REPELLENT BODY WASH: 6 oz Dr. Bronner + 5 drops eucalyptus essential oil, 5 drops lemon or lemongrass essential oil, 2 drops lavender
DISHWASHING: 6 oz Dr. Bronner + 7 drops lavender essential oil, 5 drops rose geranium essential oil
HAND SOAP: 6 oz Dr. Bronner + 7 drops cedar essential oil, 5 drops rose geranium essential oil
BODY WASH: 6 oz Dr. Bronner + 5 drops bergamot essential oil, 5 drops lavender essential oil
SHAMPOO: 6 oz Dr. Bronner + 5 drops rosemary essential oil, 5 drops tea tree essential oil, 2 drops lavender essential oil (prevents hair loss, lice, fungus)
Dr. Bronner’s Unscented Baby-Mild Castile Liquid Soap contains no fragrance and replaces it with double the olive oil, so it is great for people with allergies or sensitive skin (and babies). Certified organic under the USDA National Organic Program, certified Fair Trade, packaged in 100% post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic bottles.
Completely biodegradable and vegetable-based, this soap is usable for cleaning your body, your stuff, and your house; gentle enough for washing body, face or hair, but also powerful enough for dishwashing, mopping, laundry; even pest control.
INGREDIENTS: Water, Organic Coconut Oil*, Potassium Hydroxide**, Organic Palm Kernel Oil*, Organic Olive Oil*, Organic Hemp Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Citric Acid, Tocopherol
*CERTIFIED FAIR TRADE INGREDIENTS
** None remains after saponifying oils into soap & glycerin.