Choosing your bathroom products can be a tough gig. You’ve got thousands of brands to choose from. Antibacterial, moisturising… The list goes on forever. The other thing that I might add is that they can be quite expensive. ESPECIALLY the eco ones without the sls, sles, edta and parabens.
I am all for making better choices in the home and these brands are doing great things, however, not everyone can afford $7 for a bottle of Handwash. I surely cannot. Buying eco products is great in theory and if you can afford it, I would suggest doing it. It supports green business and encourages the improvement of new products available on the market. But some of us (most of us!) can be pushed out of the “trying to do the right thing” game, simply because we can’t afford it.
At Eco My Home, we are SO passionate about offering solutions for everybody. That’s why we sell products AND offer advice on making your own, so that everyone can win. In saying that, here is a lovely little recipe for some deliciously smelling, easy to make Handwash. That costs next to nothing.
Grab yourself a coffee on a Saturday morning, head to your local health food store and pick up a few things, and you’ll be sorted for the months ahead.
TIP: Buying branded Castile soap can be expensive, so ask at your health food store if they have it in bulk. This way, you can fill a jar from a drum. If you’re in Brisbane you can get this at
½ cup Castile soap
4 tablespoons of melted coconut oil (reduce amount if needed)
1 tablespoon of vitamin E oil
1 tablespoon almond oil
½ cup water
15 drops of your favourite essential oil
Recycled glass soap dispenser (you can get foaming ones too if you like)
Make sure you place the water in the jar first to avoid bubbles
Add Castile soap followed by oils