I have had many people asking for my recipes that have changed our ways and our health. My youngest son was showing signs of Autism and had so many allergies and sensitivities. We have changed so many things and everyday the response is better and better.
The first big allergy was found in his soaps and baby wipes. I’m still not sure what brought on the whole thing but in the end we found iodopropynyl butylcarbamate as our enemy and the companies that provided his baby soap included this in their products unlisted on the ingredients. I decided after the months of suffering that we would slowly eliminate chemicals as we could learn to find something better to replace.
So the first was his body wash. I will just say first of all I rarely use soap as his dermatologist taught me most of the time water does just fine. As mom’s we all know there are time’s that do in fact need soap so hear is what we use.
Homemade Liquid Soap
1/3 cup shredded Castle Soap (We love Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint)
1/3 cup liquid Castle Soap ( I added this because it helps get the bubbles most of us are use to for that clean feeling.)
3 cup water
Most would probably recommend distilled water but we use it up quickly so I don’t worry about it. I start by bringing the water to boil and let it boil for 10 mins. Measure out the 3 cups and add the shredded soap. Mix Well. When it cools off a little bit I add the liquid soap. It is very runny but works just fine with a bath poof. For my foaming hand soap I use half the soap with half hot water.
My favorite part of this soap is how cheap it is to make so when my boys dump the whole bottle in the bath it is not a $4.00 plus bottle down the drain. We were wasting so much money having to buy expensive soap that boys have the tendency to over use!!