Healthy Living

DIY Hand Soap

I've been working on swapping out products I use in my home for cleaner, less synthetic ones. I've done a lot and my family is loving it; this week it's time to swap out hand soap at the bathroom and kitchen sinks for better versions. My homemade version costs pennies per batch and I can feel good about my family using it.

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The recipe:
7oz distilled or filtered water
2 Tbls unscented Castile soap
1/4 tsp Jojoba oil
10 drops of Thieves essential oil
Add everything to a foaming pump.... you can get them on Amazon, or recycle one.


I don't claim to be the poster child for healthy living, but I've found some things that work for me and my family.  One thing I've really enjoyed learning about and incorporating into our daily lives and home are quality essential oils.

Back in 2008, I was tested and I discovered that I'm gluten and dairy intolerant.  Back then, it was a little less common and proved to be a pretty challenging transition for my traditional American diet.  Through the years, I've discovered what works and what doesn't work for me.  I don't believe in a "one size fits all" solution for personal health!  I will share a few things that have really helped me eat in a way that works for me and still make dishes that are delicious for the entire family!

There are a lot of Gluten Free/Dairy Free/Allergy Friendly cookbooks out there.  I've tried many of them and Danielle Walker is one that I've found to be the best for my family.  Her story is amazing and she shares a lot of inspiration.  All of her cookbooks are available on Amazon and you can read more on her blog.