Welcome to My World of DIY!
Okay so it’s is true I am a DIY person, are you?
For me, the do-it-yourself attitude goes way back. As a little girl, I made my own mud cakes and ate them even though my mother strongly suggested otherwise. LOL
Do it yourself for some might mean building a new home, others it might mean baking cookies. Everyone loves the empowering feeling of creating something yourself! Keeping our mind and bodies active is part of healthy living. Another option is to do projects with partner, child or friend. It a great way to build relationships.
My Lastest Personal DIY Projects
Lately, I find myself making body and cleaning products. It started more from necessity than looking for a project. For instance, three years ago my favorite sunscreen started making my chest break out. The more I use it during the summer the worse it got. My first batch of DIY sunblock came out more like thick spackle that really did not spread well and gave me a ghostly white appearance. Not quite what I was going for. Each batch I tweaked a bit more and it actually spreads well now. The best part I’m not covering myself in toxic chemicals and high quantities of hormones. Recently I read that the average woman applies over 300 chemical a day to her body. Talk about being blown away. Most of the chemicals and synthetics are coming from body products and makeup. If the label states not for consumption then to me that means don’t apply to your body either. It will get absorbs through the skin.
A DIY Challenge
For those of you who are not a DIY person I would like to invite you to try something simple that will save you money, it’s toxic free, supports your body and helps the environment. All this and it might take you all of a minute to make it. Sounds like a deal right? Drum roll, please…………..Foaming hand soap. Okay maybe the drum roll was over the top, but what can I say I love my soap.
Okay, let’s get started. You will need to gather the following: Dr. Bonner pure castile soap (I use baby unscented), vitamin E oil, essential oil of your choice(after researching I only use Young Living brand), filtered water and a new or used foaming soap bottle. Yep, that is it.
Foaming Hand Soap
- Foaming soap bottle
- 2 tbsp. Castile soap
- 4 to 5 drops vitamin E oil
- 5 to 10 drops essential oil
- filtered water
Add water first. Leave enough space to add the soap, vitamin E oil, essential oil and room to gently combine ingredients. That’s it, did it take you even a minute? If you don’t have essential oils you can buy the Castile soap with essential oils already in it. I just like to change the scent of my soap. From my home to yours. To your health and happiness.