The cost of everything is increasing currently, including cleaning products such as soaps and hand sanitisers that we need to keep ourselves clean and free of germs and bacteria. If you are worried about getting sick such as contracting Covid-19, you will want to use suitable hand-cleaning products that can significantly reduce your chances of contracting infections. However, you may not want to spend as much money as it costs to purchase these cleaning products, but there is something you can consider doing, which is making it at home. Below is a short guide on how to do this so you can keep your hands clean and not spend too much money on cleaning products.
Getting Everything You Need
You will need to go shopping for everything you need to make an anti-bacterial hand wash at home, and you can get everything easily by shopping online. The list of things you will need includes the following:
- An Empty & Clean Pump Action Bottle
- Distilled Water
- Green Soap – An Alternative Is Castile Soap
- Neem Oil
- Optihen Plus
- Essential Oils – Tea Tree, Lemon, Grapefruit
- A Blender
- Vitamin E Oil – Optional
Once you have everything needed to make your handwash at home, you can start preparing to start making your homemade anti-bacterial soap.
Getting Ready To Begin
You will need to gather all the ingredients for your handwash and also the equipment you will need to make it. Before mixing everything, it is worth giving everything an extra thorough cleaning. Ensure the bowl you are using for mixing is clean, and the blender, and you will also want to clean the bottle you will use for your handwash. Ensure everything is completely sanitised before you start using them, and once complete, you are ready to start making your homemade anti-bacterial soap.
Mixing Your Soap
You will now want to start making your soap and mixing the ingredients, and you will need to use a trial-and-error method to get your preferred balance of ingredients. You will want to put the distilled water in your mixing bowl, along with the green soap, neem oil, vitamin e oil, essential oils, and Optiphen Plus, which will help preserve the soap. Mix this thoroughly by hand, and then transfer this to your blender and continue mixing. As you mix the soap, it will froth up, so let it rest for a couple of minutes before continuing to mix it again.
Bottling Your Handwash
You will now want to open the pump action bottles you use for your soap and get yourself a funnel. Place the funnel in the top of the bottle and start pouring your handwash into it slowly. Once your bottles are full, you can put the tops on them, and they are ready for you and your family to use. There is a shelf life for this handwash, and as long as you include Optiphen Plus in the recipe, your homemade handwash should last for around two months. You now have an effective handwash that is also affordable and can help save money, so you no longer have to purchase expensive options from the supermarket.