DIY Thieves Hand Soap

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Think antibacterial hand soap is your best defense against germs? Think again.

Antibacterial agents such as tricolosan are often added to hand soaps to kill germs, but they’re also linked with endocrine (hormonal) toxicity, organ system toxicity, and skin, eye or lung irritation. In addition, these harmful chemicals end up in our water supply and considered an environmental toxin.1

Ditch the chemicals and opt for a natural alternative with Thieves essential oil.

DIY Natural Foaming Hand Soap (Thieves Recipe) #diyhome - DontMesswithMama.comThieves oil is a special blend of therapeutic-grade essential oils, including clove, lemon, cinnamon, eucalyptus and rosemary. The blend is named after four thieves who supposedly used the oils to protect themselves while robbing people dying of the plague.

Sound unbelievable? Thieves oil has actually been tested for its cleansing abilities and has shown to be very effective in supporting the immune system and eliminating bacteria.2

And not only is Thieves a power antiseptic (without the harsh chemicals and toxins), it smells AMAZING! It smells woodsy and clean. Perfect for dirty little hands.

Here’s a simple recipe to make your own DIY Thieves hand soap – it’s a natural antibacterial soap without the toxic chemicals.

DIY Thieves Hand Soap


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  1. In a foam dispensing bottle, add water, castille soap and Thieves oil.
  2. Add Lemon oil and/or aloe vera juice if desired.
  3. Replace lid securely and shake vigorously for a few seconds.
  4. Use as needed.

Where to Buy Essential Oils

I only recommend Young Living therapeutic-grade essential oils. Find out where to buy Young Living essential oils HERE. I recommend the Everyday Oils kit – which contains 10 of the most popular Young Living essential oils, including Thieves. You can get the Everyday Oils in the premium starter kit, along with a diffuser, at wholesale pricing – 24% off retail prices. Just add in Idaho Tansy and Palo Santo to your order to get wholesale pricing on those oils too. 

Learn more about how to buy Young Living essential oils.

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DIY Natural Foaming Hand Soap (Thieves Recipe) #diyhome -

1. Tricolsan, Environmental Working Group.
2. Effect of a Diffused Essential Oil Blend on Bacterial Bioaerosols, Journal of Essential Oils Research.

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  1. What a great idea! We are definitely sharing this with clients, friends, anyone! Brilliant, thank you so much :)

  2. How much water should be added?

  3. I am hesitant about using a plastic bottle for this. Young Living oils are so pure that they will pull the impurities out of plastic. Your thoughts?

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