I enjoy sulfate free soap. There are more chemicals in your everyday cleaning products than you want to know about. More than your favorite brands will tell you about. They can mask it as natural or “from nature” but that doesn’t mean they have stripped all the chemicals from their product. These days I make sulfate free soap unless it has the assurance like Seventh Generation (get $3 coupon here) does about being a USDA Certified Biobased Product.
Homemade Sulfate Free Soap Recipe for Dishes
What happens when we use regular dish soap for long periods of time? Dish soaps – and other soaps for that matter – with toxins, most particularly SLS (Sodium Laureth Sulfate) strip the skin of its oil layer, leaving it eroded, pitted and rough. The product can impede the growth of hair and get into the eyes, liver and brain and there it remains within the body for many years, accumulating and causing even more damage. Over time, SLS degenerates cell membranes and can actually alter the genetic formation of the cells, among other disastrous effects and diseases.
Making Homemade Sulfate Free Soap is SO Easy and Quick
Most people don’t realize just how easy and quick it is to make your own homemade sulfate free soap! It took me all of 5 minutes to put everything together. I didn’t need a special soap pump, I just used the dish soap pump I already had in my kitchen. It’s actually made of recycled glass – I love it!
Homemade Sulfate Free Soap Recipe
LAVENDER LEMON DISH SOAP RECIPE
Makes enough to fill dispenser
– Glass Soap Dispenser, like my recycled glass pump here
– 2 cups liquid castile soap, like this lavender one (One bottle lasts a looooong time.)
– 1/2 cup water
– 1 teaspoon natural lemon juice
– 5-8 drops essential oil (like this)
– 1/2 cup white vinegar
Add all ingredients to a bowl or mason jar to combine. When you add the vinegar you will notice it clump. That’s normal and part of the soap-making process! I actually let it sit and do its thing for a while, then I whisked everything together and added to my soap pump. Voila!