Ever since I’ve embraced this new green lifestyle of mine, there are a few things that I really miss from my old life. Slowly, I’ve been finding ways to find natural alternatives, and a couple weeks ago I finally decided to make some homemade hand sanitizer. This was a big one for me because I used to use the store bought stuff like it was going out of style! I had it at home, I had the travel size one in my purse, and as a former school teacher, you better believe I had a big old bottle of that stuff right on my desk!
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Ever since I’ve been using the Oil Cleansing Method to wash my face, I’ve stopped using commercial facial cleansers. I love the oil cleansing method and recommend it to everyone, so it’s no secret that I’m definitely not in the market for any facial cleansers or skincare products.
However, one of the most common questions I do receive on the OCM post has to do with what type of facial cleanser I recommend to use for the nights that you don’t use OCM. Until now, I didn’t really have a straightforward answer; I just sort of pushed in the direction of an all natural cleanser, but never had a brand to really stand behind.
I love the idea of foaming hand soap but ever since we switched to using Dr. Bronner’s castile soap in our dispensers, I’ve never been able to actually try using foaming soap. Most of the ones on the market are not natural and contain a whole bunch of nasty chemicals, and I haven’t been able to find a truly all-natural foaming soap.
When I started doing a little research on foaming hand soap, I learned something crazy! Those little foaming soap dispensers you see at the store? They’re actually filled mostly with water and just a little bit of soap. It’s actually the dispenser that does all the work! So these companies are charging full price for a dispenser of soap that’s about 80% water!
It’s no secret that one of my absolute favorite green cleaning products is Dr. Bronner’s castile soap. I use it in everything from my homemade floor cleaner, to my homemade laundry detergent (both liquid and powdered version), and even as a body wash and hand soap! But besides the many uses I’ve found for this amazing soap, there are other reasons that this cleaner is at the very top of my green cleaning arsenal of products.