• Sacramento mom and bloggerPam Farley
, author of “Brown Thumb Mama,” offers a cheap alternative to expensive foaming hand soap:
“You can make your own moisturizing foaming hand soap for pennies and add any scent you like. Plus it won’t have any weird chemicals that could irritate baby’s skin. The secret ingredient here is the vegetable glycerine (available online at amazon.com), which is moisturizing and gives the soap a luxurious feel. It’s gentle but cleans well – perfect for washing your face or scrubbing the kids in the bath.
“Ingredients: 2/3 cup distilled water, 1 teaspoon vegetable glycerine, 1/3 cup castile soap, 15 drops essential oil of your choice and a foaming hand soap dispenser – the ones from the stinky bath store work great. Add ingredients to the dispenser in the order listed. If you put the soap in first, everything else you add will cause a foaming mess. Put the lid on, shake gently, and scrub-a-dub-dub!”