We've been in our test kitchen working with soap nuts, Castile soap and Australian Natural Soap Company soap flakes trialling recipes for dog wash, body wash and hand wash. The aim - to harness the cleaning power of soap nuts combined with the soapy foaming texture of Castile soap and soap flakes to create affordable homemade body care products with no nasties.
After refining our recipe we'd like to share our favourite three ingredient hand wash plus your favourite essential oil. An easy, affordable, plastic free alternative to hand wash.
All natural hand wash
- Soap nuts
- Castile soap
- Soap flakes
- Add seven soap nuts to 500ml of water and bring to a boil for 10 minutes.
- Strain the soap nuts for the water and at 40g of soap flakes. Stir until the soap flakes have dissolved.
- Add 5ml of Castile soap and mix well.
- Allow to cool add 4 drops of your favourite essential oil and pour into your foaming soap dispenser.