And it all comes down to six days. After all that – after greasy lotion, dry shampoo, slobbery soap, dried-on sweat, coconut hair, dry hair, greasy hair, powdered hair and who knows how many ounces of tomato juice – it all comes down to six more days. I remember a day when MNM wasn’t sure she would make it through this challenge at all…that day was yesterday.
If I’m being honest, August was a lazy month for MNM. If I could grade MNM’s performance last month, I would say something like a D. Just TWO new products? Is this for real? Unfortunately, it is for real, because here we are with just six days left in the challenge, and I still have two complicated recipes left (bar soap and nail polish) and no idea where to find Kaolin Clay Powder or Alkanet Root. In between my search for obscure ingredients, I’ve been cooking and brewing and recycling like a fiend.
My latest recycled recipe is for hand wash, and let me tell you – it’s a winner.
- ¼ C aloe vera gel
- ¼ C liquid castile soap
- 2 TBSP olive oil
- ¼ C warm water
- 20 drops Vitamin E oil
- Mix ingredients together in a foaming handsoap container; shake well. Shake before use.
This is actually a take off of my successful shave cream recipe, believe it or not. In fact, the only substitution is the 2 tablespoons of olive oil in my hand soap compared to the 1 tablespoon of grapeseed oil in my shave cream. I did this for increased moisture in my hand soap for the winter months, however, these recipes are really interchangeable.
The soap is nice and foamy (thanks to the foaming soap bottle), it rinses clean and leaves your skin nicely moisturized. And the best part: This hand wash has earned a place at my family’s kitchen sink. Point: Rachel.