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Homemade Liquid Soap

Sunday afternoons can be very productive while my son is sleeping 🙂 This Sunday I tried this recipe for liquid soap and I thought I would share it. My son has very sensitive skin, the pediatrician told me to use Dove soap cause is the best for sensitive skin. So that’s what I use… the recipe is actually really simple, all you need is two bars of soap, water and glycerine or Castile soap.

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The ingredients and the quantities are as follows:

  • 2 Bars of Soap
  • 1 Gallon of Distilled Water
  • 2 Tbsp of Glycerine or Castile Soap

Start boiling the water in a big pot. In the meanwhile grate the two bars of soap. When you are done put them in the pot together with the glycerine (or Castile soap). After 10-15 minutes, turn off the stove and let everything cool down. It will start thickening after a couple of hours. At that point you can either start bottling it or leave it there for 10-12 hours (I bottled it after 2 hours, but I should have waited a little bit longer 😦  ).

That’s it! You can use it not only for hands but as a body wash too….. I think it was great discovery honestly… I got a gallon of liquid soap for $4 🙂


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Wintertime Hand Lotion

Awful snowstorm yesterday 😦 … I was stuck in the house all day… which means I had the opportunity to come up with the best hand lotion for the winter time.

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Here is what I used:

  • 2 teaspoon of Vaseline
  • 2 teaspoon of baby lotion
  • 1 teaspoon of liquid Vitamin E
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • 10 drops of essential oil (I used peppermint and lavender)

The directions are extremely easy. All you need to do is to put all the ingredients together in the food processor and it’s done. It takes at the most 5 minutes. I have been using it since yesterday and I love it!


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“You must be the change you want to see in the world.”

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As a lot of people from my generation, I grew up with the idea that I could change the world… well after 30 years it dawned on me that “YOU must be the change you want to see in the world” (as Gandhi said). You need to change yourself, what you think and what you do, in order for the world around you to change. Not only the change within us will make us see things in a different way but it will also make us take action.

A few months ago I was terrified of the idea of turning 30. I felt like I had done nothing right, that I was stuck in a life that didn’t belong to me and that there was nothing I could do to change it, but lately my vision has changed and I am starting to like the person that I am becoming. That’s just one of the few reasons why I decided to start this blog. Another reason is that I don’t want my son to grow up with a consumerist mentality where everything is disposable. I thought it would be a big step for me to share what I am learning on this “green” journey. I hope you enjoy it 🙂