Glu6 Eco Friendly Glue {Eco-Product Review}

When Glu6 contacted me about the possibility of doing a product review for their eco friendly glue, I was really excited. I’ve been searching for a glue alternative for a while without much luck. I was able to test 2 different Glu6 products, the paste and the gel.

This review actually took me a lot longer than one of my normal eco product reviews. I wanted to really give Glu6 a good round of testing on a variety of different surfaces and see how it held up over time. Since I don’t normally go through my week happily glueing things, it took some time to find things that I needed to fix or create using glue.

Eco Friendly Glue…Made From 100% Recycled Styrofoam

In case you’re wondering (I was!), the “6″ in their product name comes from the recycling number for styrofoam…6. The founders of Glu6 left corporate America to pursue their dream of pursuing a business that would make a positive impact on the environment and thus, Glu6 was born. Glu6 is made from 100% recycled styrofoam sourced from businesses in the San Francisco Bay area.

Glu6 does not add unsustainable or toxic ingredients to make their products. They are 3rd party certified as a non-toxic glue.

DID YOU KNOW?

Each year Americans throw away 25 billion (yes, BILLION) styrofoam cups…the equivalent to 15 Empire State Buildings! And each one of those styrofoam cups will still be in the landfill 500 years from now.

Eco Friendly Glue Paste

I tested the paste out quite a lot. To give a comparison, I would say it’s probably similar in texture to something like rubber cement. Although I’m fairly certain that it won’t roll up into a ball if you paste it on your hands…(like we all did as kids), so don’t try that at home! ;)

  • The eco friendly paste is meant to be used on porous or semi-porous materials. It worked great on an old canvas wrapped frame that I needed to repair. It didn’t work as well on some bows I made for my kids. Those held ok, but needed to be re-glued occasionally. In short, I wouldn’t use the paste for anything fabric related again. I think this is partially b/c I was using the porous glue, but my bows needed to be glued onto non-porous clips. So that was the part that came undone after a period of time. Also, on the super thin fabric bows, the glue was just too much for it and seeped through. I don’t think this is the fault of the glue though, I think I just needed fabric glue or hot glue for that project…but I wanted to test it out anyway. In short…I’m not sure what to do for projects where you want a non-toxic adhesive and need to glue a porous object to a non-porous object. Maybe Glu6 has a plan for this scenario in the works? Hope so!
  • There’s a cure time of 24 hours for any project. I found this to be essential. The times that I tried to use something I had glued earlier than the recommended cure time, were not as successful. I noticed a big difference when I actually left my repairs/crafts alone for the full 24 hours before using. So read the directions and follow them! I tried it both ways for testing purposes.
  • Smells awesome! Not that you’d want to be a glue-sniffer, but if you did you’d probably pick Glu6 as your glue of choice. Seriously though, it’s got a nice orange citrus smell that doesn’t stink up your house. Nice change from the toxic glue smells we are used to!
  • One small wooden spreader was included with my jar of the paste. Rather than buy more, I repurposed some old chopsticks that I wasn’t using as alternate spreaders and it was especially useful for glue small areas. Glu6 has now added a brush applicator as an update to the jar that I tested.

Eco Friendly Glue Gel

I also had the chance to review the Glu6 Gel. The product line has since expanded into more specific gels for specific projects. The multi-purpose one that I reviewed is no longer for sale on the website and I noticed that they now have 3 different eco friendly glue gel options, one for tile and ceramics, one for gem and rhinestones and a third one for glass and ceramics. They’ve also recently added a recycled school glue to their product line.

I tested the gel on rhinestones for a craft project and it worked great on those. I also used it to make a snow globe project with my kids. For our snow globe, we needed to glue plastic legos to a glass jar, which we then filled with glitter and water and then glued the lid shut. The glue dried clear (which was nice for the bits I messed up on), and it worked great for our snow globe. It lasted for months with lots of shaking and the water never leaked.

I was also able to test the gel on several other non-porous small repair items and experienced no issues or problems with the integrity of this non-toxic glue.

The Verdict on Glu6 Eco Friendly Adhesive?

After a few months of testing Glu6, I am pleased with the results. When my current bottles run out, I‘ll definitely be purchasing more to keep on hand. This will be my new go-to and I’m really happy to have an eco friendly adhesive alternative.

My other take away is this…As with any glue, you know that you can’t use one glue for everything. Don’t expect a single bottle of Glu6 to be your one stop shop for adhesives. Use it for what it’s meant to be used for and it makes a solid replacement for your conventional toxic glues.

*Disclaimer: As with all of my reviews where I’m asked by another company to review a product, I only agree to do reviews if the company in question is amenable to my completely candid and honest review of their product. I will also only do product reviews that are in alignment with what this blog is all about. If I don’t think a review will help my readers, I won’t do it. The opinions in this post are my own and I was not paid by Glu6 for this post, although I was provided the two samples of eco friendly glue to review.

 

10 Easy Ways to Use Coconut Oil…Coming Up!

I sometimes play this little game with myself where I try to decide what 5 products I would pick if I could only have 5 products forever. I can never quite decide on my exact 5, but one thing is for sure…Coconut oil is on the list no matter what! There are so many easy ways to use coconut oil…and many do not revolve around cooking.

10 Easy Ways to Use Coconut Oil

There Are Many Easy Ways to Use Coconut Oil

It’s just so incredibly versatile in so many areas of being a “greenie”, (as I’ve come to view myself over the years). Honestly, greenie or not, coconut oil is just darn good for just about anything!
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Almost daily, I use coconut oil for something that someone in my life has never thought to use it for and I wanted to share some ideas on ways to use coconut oil with everyone. Coconut oil can be used from everything from cooking, to your beauty regime, to cleaning.
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I just love having 1 product that serves so many purposes and it’s more than just an option for each of these purposes, it actually works really well!
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Here’s the kind of coconut oil I use most often…it is especially good in baking because it is unscented. I love the 7 pound tub because it lasts a good long while and is much cheaper than buying a bunch of the little jars normally found at grocery stores. However, I also love the scented extra virgin organic varieties found at high end groceries stores. Both work equally well.
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So for the next 10 posts, we’ll talk about 10 easy ways to use coconut oil…with a new use each and every post. Get excited to fall in love with coconut oil!
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Note: I’m sorry for my extended absence. I haven’t abandoned my blog…just had an extraordinarily crazy few months where I had to put everything on a brief hiatus. Ok…now on to the fun stuff…coconut oil…get excited for tomorrow! 
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Question: What’s your favorite use for coconut oil? Leave a comment on the blog. Maybe it will make the list!
*Photo courtesy of “umstwit” on Flikr.

My TOP 10 Favorite Earth Day Deals!

Today is Earth Day!

It’s a day of awareness of all things “green” and it can be a great time to try out something green for around your house. I wasn’t planning on this post, but I kept finding such great deals on green stuff that I had to share them. So here’s my top list of the best Earth Day deals!

  1. Spoonk Organic Accupressure Mat

    Spoonk Acupressure Mats…I’m addicted to mine and use it everyday. I HIGHLY recommend the organic one. The price is amazing for this mat…(47% off) $36…normally $60 …today only!

  2. Conscious Boxes: On Totsy and Plum District today for half off a 3-month subscription of food and home goods. Been dying to try this one for several months and I finally bit the bullet and snagged the voucher. I can’t wait to get my first box in the mail! (Update on this…after 3 months of getting my Conscious Boxes in the mail, I LOVED them!)
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  3. Great Cash Back Deals on FatWallet. My fave is $10 off $25 at Origins.
  4. Kids Organic Sleepwear & HAPE Eco-Collection: Starts at 8pm central on Totsy. Featuring Agabang, PB Couture and New Jammies. Our kids have Agabang and New Jammies and we love them both…super cute and I would recommend them as great organic PJ’s. I’m setting an alarm to check back when the sale starts later tonight. We also have a few HAPE toys and love them. They make terrific gifts for kid b-day parties!

    Agabang Organic Kids PJ’s

  5. 25% off Lunch Bots: Perfect for packing healthy lunches for grown ups or kids.
  6. TONS of Earth Day Deals on Zulily! There are too many to list them all…a few are: Make Love, Not Trash, lots of organic apparel for babys, kids and moms, including maternity. Also, eco-friendly shoes, eco-friendly bath sale, AMAZING outdoor sale with greenhouses, rain barrels, compost bins and lots more…the greenhouses are absolutely drool-worthy…one of my “wish-list” items!
  7. Eco-Chic Nursery: If you’re shopping for nursery stuff, this is the sale for you! Possibly the CUTEST nursery furniture ever…I especially love the toy boxes, but there are cribs, Nook mattresses, changing tables and more. Completely adorable!
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  8. 4 Great Sales on PlumDistrict: $30 for $60 Clean Couture Eco-Friendly Home & Body Care, Melissa & Doug toys, $20 for $40 for Babo botanicals skincare for

    Lunch bots stainless steel food containers

    kids, and Conscious boxes. We use Babo botanicals and love them!  Plus you can buy 2 vouchers for Babo and you get an additional 20% off the second deal so the second voucher ends up being $16 for $40…AWESOME DEAL for a great product!

  9. Non-toxic kids toys at Little Rue, including MiYim, books and adorable wooden puzzles.
  10. Great eco-kitchen deals…yoga sale, reuseable lunch items, earth pans and refurbished kitchen appliances. We got a refurb coffee grinder here over a year ago for a great deal and it was like new…no problems. This is my go-to for high-end refurb appliances. I love buying refurbished b/c it keeps an appliance out of the landfill and is cheaper than buying a brand new one. Plus whatever was going to go wrong on the product already has and the problem has been fixed.

Is There MUCK in Your Kid’s Cup?

I want to know that when I give my kids water, they are drinking water…not water laced with toxic chemicals. I can honestly say I’d never thought a thing about what kind of cup I drank out of until I had kids. When my first child was born, the very first bit of hype was coming out about BPA and most parents didn’t know a thing about “Bisphenol A” and didn’t care. Luckily for me a friend strongly recommended a brand of bottles that were BPA free and thus started my quest to learn more and find muck-free cups, sippys and bottles for my little one.

So what is Bispenol A? It’s an industrial chemical found in certain plastics, including plastics that store food and drink, toys, the linings of canned food, and even some of our cash register receipts among many other things. So BPA is very hard to avoid.

Beyond that, research has shown that BPA can seep into our bodies from touching products that contain it as well as into our food and drink. It’s a known endocrine disruptor, is linked to reproductive disorders and is thought to be especially harmful for children. One possible side effect is early puberty in children. For some further info on the harmful effects of BPA, here’s an eye opening article from Medical News Today, where I got the following quote.

A CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) study found 95% of adult human urine samples and 93% of samples in children had bisphenol A.

Scary, right? I personally don’t want my kids drinking out of beverage containers or playing with toys that contain BPA. Thankfully, many states have take proactive action on BPA and have banned them from children’s products and some states are taking steps to ban them from products that contain consumer goods. Stores like Babies R Us refuse to carry bottles and sippy cups that contain Bisphenol A. Good for you, Babies R Us! It’s a start and a better place than we were in a few years ago.

However, as a mom, I’m still mad! Even when I go into a major retailer, that has effectively stopped carrying stuff with BPA, what about other known harmful chemicals and carcinogens in plastic? What about Pthalates? Lead? PVC? What about all those other chemicals I don’t even know to look out for?
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Why in the world does a parent have to HUNT and HUNT for a product that’s not going to hurt our kids? And what about the parents who don’t know to ask the questions? Who haven’t been informed or who trust that if it’s on the shelf it must be ok? What about the many families in our nation who can’t afford a $20 muck free sippy cup and are stuck purchasing the cheapest plastic out there?!?!
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I don’t want to live my life scared of the next chemical on the block, but I do want to be proactive in doing what I can to protect my kiddos. There are some “better” plastics out there that you can buy as well as some great stainless steel and glass products. Here’s a list of safer alternatives to most of the plastic cups you’ll find on the shelfs.
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I currently use SafeSippys, Klean Kanteen and Lifefactory and would recommend them all. I have 5 Safe Sippys that I’ve used through 2 kids. They are dented and well loved, but still going strong after years of being tossed around!
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There are also numerous “better” plastic options out there, such as ThinkBaby, Born Free that MOMObaby that are made from better plastics and do not have PVC, BPA or phthalates. These may be great options for some parents who prefer plastics and at one point I used some of these brands, but now I prefer stainless or glass containers.
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Stainless sippys or bottles are a terrific gift option for families with babies and toddlers, especially since these stainless bottles and sippys are often hard to find in stores. They are cuter options and are more durable.Thankfully, prices are dropping and these options are becoming more affordable. I actually saw the Safe Sippy recently on Zulily for around $10. I should have stocked up on these for gifts and I’m hoping they go back on sale again soon.
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I still hurt for all the children whose families can’t afford a higher end sippy or bottle. I wish there were a “Tom’s” of sippys…a reputable organization who donated a bottle for each one purchased or a way to recycle stainless cups to families in need…if you know of anything like that, please leave a comment and let us all know how we can help others. Every little bit helps!
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3 Great New Ways to Detoxify Your Life with Olive Oil

I’ve always had a “thing” for olive oil. Call it a fascination with an ancient crop, a love for such a versatile kitchen ingredient, but I’ve always loved it! Now I have 3 brand new reasons to love my favorite kitchen staple. In the past few months, I’ve been using olive oil as a non-toxic stainless steel cleaner, a non-toxic furniture polish, and I’ve been using olive oil to clean my face with the oil cleansing method.

1) Use olive oil as a non-toxic stainless steel cleaner. That’s right, just use an old cloth (I use cut up old t-shirts) and rub it on stainless steel appliances in a circular motion. I recently used olive oil as a non-toxic stainless steel cleaner on my coffee maker and I was actually amazed to notice how sparkly clean my coffee maker was every time I walked in the kitchen.

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2) Olive oil can also be used as a non-toxic furniture polish. It’s SO simple! I’ve been looking for a non-toxic furniture polish for a while now with no luck and finally tried this with great results. Here’s how to make your own non-toxic furniture polish. Simply mix one part fresh squeezed lemon juice (preferably from an organic lemon) with 3 parts olive oil. I like to mix only what I need at a time in a small bowl. Again, I use old cloths like old t-shirts to apply my homemade furniture polish. Ex: 1 tbsp lemon juice and 3 tbsp olive oil.

Did you know? The best olive oil for cooking comes from Crete, Greece. Look for extra virgin, cold pressed organic olive oil. The greener the olive oil, the better it will taste!

3) You can also use olive oil as an all natural facial cleanser. I was a little skeptical at this one but it works wonders. I’ve been using it for a few weeks now with great results! I expected breakouts or for my face to feel greasy afterwards, but it leaves my face feeling squeaky clean, softer and I think it even has a glow afterwards. You can use straight up olive oil (which I’ve been doing) or you can mix it with other non-toxic oils to make a custom non-toxic face cleanser for your own skin care needs. For some great info and tips on the oil cleansing method, check out this post on the Mommypotamus blog. For an occasional exfoliator, add a little bit of baking soda to your olive oil. (*Note: I keep a small amount of olive oil in a squeeze bottle in my shower and use it just like normal face soap — at the end of my shower so my pores are open. The only difference is that it takes a bit longer to get it off. I rinse first and then use a very soft washcloth to wipe away the excess.)

So what kind of olive oil should you get for these things? You don’t need much for any of the above 3 uses. I use the same olive oil that I use for cooking. After all, I want the least amount of toxicity in the air in my home and on my body as I do in my body.
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Know of other non-toxic uses for olive oil? Leave a comment and let us know!
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How to Quickly Disinfect Reusable Shopping Bags

Did you know that shopping carts at the grocery store are particularly bad in terms of harboring bacteria? Also, “about half of reusable shopping bags have faecal bacteria in them” according to a recent article on BBC news.

I’m all for using reusable shopping bags when buying groceries. I use my cloth grocery bags for just about everything now, (although I’m going to start purposing some just for groceries and others for non-grocery use after reading the BBC article mentioned above.)

I love how one family can make a difference by using reusable shopping bags. In one year, the average family goes through about 720 plastic grocery bags! So using reusable shopping bags can keep 720 plastic bags out of landfills, which reduces oil consumption and keeps non-biodegradable trash out of the landfill.

However, the majority of reusable shopping bag owners do not wash or disinfect their bags in any way. Thus, a high percentage of not-good bacteria is found in reusable shopping bags.

Here’s a Quick Tip to Disinfect Reusable Shopping Bags

Liberally spray your reusable shopping bags with disinfecting spray with tea tree oil to quickly disinfect between washings after a store trip.

You can throw your reusable shopping bags in the washing machine on cold on a hand wash cycle and hang them to dry as one solution, but in between washings, I like to give mine a quick spritz with my homemade disinfecting spray with tea tree oil. Simply spray disinfecting spray liberally on the bags, inside and out, and let dry before storing and reusing.

 

Super Quick 1-Minute DIY Disinfecting Cleaner

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Make Your Own Disinfecting All-Purpose Cleaner
This Formula is Ridiculously Cheap & Easy 

One of the easiest ways to green up your life and save a little green (money, that is), is to make your own household cleaners, like this homemade DIY disinfecting cleaner. I’ve come to love trying out new recipes for home cleaning products and I’ll be posting some of my favorites here over the next few months.

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What you’ll need to make Super Quick 1-Minute Disinfecting Cleaner:

  • an empty spray bottle (can be new or repurposed)
  • a funnel (or piece of paper folded into a funnel)
  • tea tree oil
  • warm water
  • vinegar (optional)
Directions:
  1. Put 10-20 drops of tea tree oil in bottom of empty spray bottle for every 16 oz of liquid that your spray bottle holds (Note: using 20 drops will result in a stronger, although not unpleasant, smell.)
  2. Using the funnel, add 2 tbsp vinegar for every 16 ounces. You can omit this step if desired. (The smell of vinegar will go away shortly after using solution when the spray dries.)
  3. Fill bottle with water and put spray lid on. Gently swirl to mix solution.
  4. To use, spray surface you want to clean liberally and let sit for about a minute if surface is gunked up (for example if you’re cleaning your stove after cooking and a pot boiled over and dried or if you have batter stuck on your counter from baking).

I haven’t figured out the exact cost of this recipe, because I’ve never thought to count how many drops of tea tree oil come in one bottle, but it’s crazy cheap (a few cents-ish). A bottle of tea tree oil lasts me over a year at $5-6 dollars a bottle. If you repurpose an old squirt bottle from something else, then you’ve got really cheap, 1-minute disinfecting cleanser.

My favorite bottles to repurpose my homemade cleaning solutions from are old “BabyGanics” bottles (shown in picture), like “BabyGanics, Stain Stain Go Away” (which works fabulously, by the way). I haven’t gotten around to making my own laundry stain remover yet, but I’ll keep you posted when I do.

This homemade disinfecting cleaner is not as concentrated as store bought cleaners. Expect a solution that is very watery. You will have to spray surfaces more liberally to use.
If you want to get really creative with your homemade cleaners, you can make your own labels. For now, I’m not that fancy, so I just use a marker to label mine as you can see in the picture.
Note: Although this solution is natural, be sure you keep it out of reach of kids. Essential oils, while beneficial in moderation can be harmful in concentrated amounts, so be sure to keep essential oils far out of reach of kids and always use essential oils carefully.

10 Easy Green Kitchen Ideas

Greening up your life isn’t something most people do overnight. If you’re just putting your toes in the water, take it a step at a time. Even baby steps are a step in the right direction and will make a difference for your family and the environment. Here are some easy green kitchen ideas to help you green up your house today.

  1. Start using cloth napkinsfor meals. You can find them online or you can easily

    Make your drink more fun, fancier and greener…all with 1 straw!

    make your own out of scraps of cute fabric.

  2. Use stainless steel mixing bowls instead of plastic. They will last forever and you won’t have to worry about yucky chemicals leaching into your food.
  3. Install a Reverse Osmosis water filtration system to purify your tap water into healthy water.  A good water filtration system will remove heavy metals like lead and mercury as well as herbicides, pesticides and industrial solvents (yikes) that make their way into your drinking water supply. This is the most expensive thing to do, but is so worth it. My husband was a little doubtful when we installed ours and was skeptical that it was significantly better than our Brita filter (it is). We installed it ourselves…very easy…and a year later, he doesn’t know how we’ve lived without one for so long! We have the Aquasana one pictured above.

    Drinking Water Filters

    This is the water filter we have and we love it!

  4. Use glass containers for storing leftovers. You can get some great ones online that nest for space saving and you can also repurpose your recycling, such as old glass spaghetti sauce, peanut butter and jelly jars. One of the benefits is that glass containers will go straight from the fridge to the microwave as opposed to plastic bowls, which are not microwave safe. So you’ll save yourself the time of having to dump your food into a microwave safe dish by having glass storage containers. They also don’t stain, need to be throw away from overuse, or start flaking off on you.
  5. For an accent of class and a fun accessory, get some stainless steel straws. Yes, they sound odd at first, but once you try them, you’ll want to drink out of these fun and trendy straws all the time. Every time someone uses them at our house, they want some!
  6. Put your old plastic pitcher to the curb and repurpose it for watering plants outside and use a glass one for serving beverages to family and friends.
  7. Have you ever thought about how a coffee maker works? Hot water filtering through plastic components do not make a great combo. Full-bodied, earthy undertones with a hint of berries and chemicals? Not how I want to describe my lovely morning coffee. Use a BPA-free coffee maker, or better yet a french press, to enjoy coffee sans nasty BPA. I for one would like my coffee free of BPA, thank you.
  8. Use non-toxic cleaners, like Seventh Gen, Mrs. Meyers, BabyGanics or make your own. (I’ll be posting recipes for making your own soon.)
  9. Store sandwiches and lunch items in reusable sandwich bags, like Lunchskins , PlanetWise or SugarBooger.
  10. Replace plastic hot beverage containers for coffee and tea with stainless steel. (This is also a terrific gift idea for others that almost everyone will appreciate.) You can find some great ones with BPA free lids by Contigo (found at most major retailers).

Recycle or repurpose your old stuff rather than just tossing it in the trash. Donate to a charity, sell on Craigslist or eBay or give it away to someone in need who can’t afford to buy their own.

While most of these ideas do involve replacing something you probably currently own, you can find a lot of these items at garage sales or on Craigslist. You can also subscribe to your local Freecycle.org and list things you’re looking for and you may just get lucky and get some of these for free. (Just remember not to be too picky if you follow this route.) Don’t forget that most of these also make great items to put on your Christmas or birthday list.

Remember that going green doesn’t have to break the bank and it doesn’t happen over night. Do a little at a time and you’ll be amazed at how quickly the changes add up!

Make Your Own Liquid Hand and Body Soap…EASILY!

“Go wash your hands, you’ve been in public!”

These are the words my siblings and I heard from our mom every day as soon as we walked in the door. I respected the almighty “antibacterial” soap as my invincible protector from all sickness. I can remember the shocked feeling I had for an entire day when I learned that triclosan may not be good for you.

Did you know that the chemical triclosan is thought to cause birth defects, reproductive issues, and hormone disruption? It is a known endocrine disruptor and is also suspected to be a carcinogen. It can also weaken the immune system and has been associated with increased asthma, allergies, and eczema in children exposed to it at a young age. And we just thought we were washing our hands!

So many things I’ve never given a second thought to all my life, such as the soap I wash my hands with, have turned out to not be so great for you. Who knew? Thus began my quest for better (and cheaper) hand soap. There are dozens of ways to make your own liquid hand and body soap, but this is the easiest I have found so far. And it’s SUPER CHEAP and ridiculous easy!

What you’ll need:

  • 1 bar of good quality soap
    (preferably organic and very pure, such as olive oil soap where the ingredients are saponified olive oil and sodium chloride.  Kiss My Face has a good one and you can get 3 bars for $6 on Amazon. Bonus…Olive Oil soap is a terrific face soap. It’s ok and will smell better if it also has essentials oils, just make sure they are organic)
  • a cheese grater (or a food processor)
  • Containers of some kind
    (milk jugs or large water bottles work perfectly and if you want to use it as a body wash, I like to reuse old body soap dispensers too since they are the perfect size and shape for the shower)
  • a funnel
  • a large mixing bowl
  • something to cover your bowl with (foil, bowl cover, tea towel, etc.)

Instructions:

  1. Grate the soap (or put in food processor). The cheese grater method is a bit slow if you have a hard bar of soap, like olive oil soap, but quicker if you use a softer soap.
  2. Put soap shavings in a large mixing bowl and add water. Just fill it up where it’s not so full that you can’t still your mixture. (Note that too much water and your soap won’t be soapy enough. Resist the temptation to make your soap go further and add a second mixing bowl of water from the one bar of soap.)
  3. Stir it a little immediately and then cover it and let it sit.
  4. Let it sit 24-48 hours until all of the soap shavings have dissolved, stirring a few times a day. Feel free to test it out along the way by washing your hands to see if it’s ready.
  5. Pour soap into your containers using your funnel.
  6. Note that you may need to shake your containers ever so often to remix the soap and water, but they should remain mostly mixed on their own.

Voila! You have liquid soap, sans the dreaded triclosan, great for washing your hands or using as a moisturizing body wash.

Let us all know if you try a soap that you really like using this method in the comment section below.