We all know the importance of washing our hands, especially those of us who come in contact with many people through our jobs. But when you have dry hands like I do, constantly washing your hands or using hand-sanitizer can leave your skin dry, chapped, and itchy. Here’s an easy, cheap, natural and vegan DIY Moisturizing Handsoap recipe:
2 parts mild liquid Castile soap (I like Dr. Bronner’s Baby Mild Liquid Soap)
1 part vegetable glycerin
3-5 drops of jojoba oil
3-5 drops of lavender essential oil (or any essential oil you like)
Take a cleaned, empty hand soap dispenser, and fill it with your desired amount of the soap and glycerin (measurements don’t have to be exact, this is supposed to be easy-breezy), then add desired amount of jojoba and essential oils. Shake it up, voila! I told you it was easy. If you buy these products in bulk (especially the Castile soap and vegetable glycerin) they will last you for a long time.
Read about why jojoba oil is moisturizing, yet non-greasy for your skin.
Read about why you should avoid anti-bacterial soaps.