For all you Mommas (and Daddies)
I am the kind of girl who likes facts! I am just like all of you. I have believed what the labels on my products have been telling me…without question. I haven’t minded slathering on hand sanitizer, deodorant, or lotion or even using those brightly colored dish soaps for my dishes. Until now, I have since learned that all of those store bought versions are loaded with toxic chemicals…who knew? (They sure didn’t mention it on the front of the label). Our skin acts like a sponge and those ingredients go beyond skin deep straight into our blood stream! Ugh!! You think I am crazy…Google it for yourself “dangers of Triclosan.” Triclosan is a very popular synthetic (meaning manmade in a lab) chemical that is used in just about every antibacterial product on the planet. Another thing that I have learned is that we have been brainwashed in believing that “suds clean.” Suds are made out of, you guessed it, synthetic chemicals, too, and really have nothing to do with the cleaning action of a product. Hint: You can Google any of those hard to pronounce ingredients listed on the label to educate yourself.
Enough with the depressing stuff…are you one of those who might be missing your “suds” just a little. You are not alone…I miss the suds, too!
Here’s a Quick Tip that an oily friend of mine shared with me, recently.
What you need:
Empty squirt bottle (about an 8 ounce size) — You can reuse an empty Thieves dish soap bottle, shampoo, or bath gel bottle, too.
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/3 part Thieves Dish Soap
2/3 part Water
Tip: Mix the water and baking soda together before adding to squirt bottle (to prevent a clump of baking soda in the bottom).
Fill your sink with warm water and add a squirt of this mixture and wash dishes as usual. Voila!!! A quick tip to stretch your dollar, your product, and create natural suds!
Pictured above: From my kitchen sink: On the Left is suds from a brightly colored dish soap and on the right is suds from the mixture mentioned here. Both were still sudsy an hour later.
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