Are you washing harmful detergents into our waterways each time you clean your hands? It has become the norm to wash hands with a liquid soap
contained in a pump bottle. Problem is, these days the term "soap" is as slippery as the sudsy substance itself. Household name brands of liquid hand soaps are not soaps at all
, strictly speaking. They are chemical-laden detergents...and they are not good for the environment or for us
Problem: you want to live green
. You don't like using these products, but you can't stand the thought of going back to messy, slippery bar soap. You're not alone -- yuck! So how about going the DIY-route and concocting your very own eco-friendly liquid hand soap? You can store your finished product in the regular old pump-action bottles, but you'll have peace of mind knowing it's Earth-friendly.
The website Green Living has a suggested "recipe" that, mercifully (for those of us short on time), sounds pretty straightforward. You basically use a cheese grater to grate all-natural bar soap, which is then melted into hot, distilled water. Click here
to read more, including ways to gussy up your DIY-soap with herbs and other sweet-smelling substances.