The little disposable dispensers are convenient, sure -- but the expense adds up quickly, and they produce a lot of needless waste.
For a while, we were just using a bar of soap. But two problems arose from this method. One, my soap dishes kept breaking (don't ask. I'm clumsy. I was also pregnant at the time.). Two, the soap left a lot of soapiness on our sink (and it's hard to wash that stuff off, ironically enough).
So I decided a couple weeks ago that I would just start making hand soap.
I collected together our empty soap dispensers and cleaned them out.
Then I mixed together
1/2 cup Dr. Bronner's castille soap
1/2 cup water
1 tbsp vegetable oil
I put in the vegetable oil to aid in moisture. And it really worked.
I have very dry hands, but I've noticed since using the soap that my hands are less dry.
And the castille soap makes it very soapy/bubbly.
Bottom line: My hands feel very clean. And not dry.
I'll give this recipe 5 out of 5 stars.
What about you? What would you recommend for hand soap?