Barefoot recipes

Soapberries Hand Soap recipe

Posted by Lana Armstrong on

 Whenever we have visitors to our house and they use our hand soap I am always asked where it's from, I proudly inform them its home made. I was supposed to share this recipe with you all so long ago but it slipped my mind until I went to make some more. This recipe is simple and easy to adapt to your preferred consistency so don't be afraid to play around with it to get it the way you prefer.

 

Soapberries Hand soap

 

100ml liquid Castile Soap

1 ½ tbsp. soapberries liquid base 

5 – 10 drops of essential oils

 

 

Add all ingredients together and mix well. Add to pump bottle and use as normal.

 

NOTES

If you like a foamier soap you may like to add more castile soap. Or alternatively you may want a thinner hand soap so add more soapberries liquid. I make the base and then use some and if not happy I add a little more of one or the other depending on what takes my fancy on the day. I like to add Rosemary teatree and Lavender as my essential oils. This is all down to personal choice but I always make sure I include tea tree for its antibacterial properties)

You can also simply use Soapberries by itself in a foamie bottle and it makes a great hand soap by itself.  

 

I use this same above recipe for a shower gel also I just add a little more soapberries liquid.

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Soapberries Hand Soap recipe

Posted by Lana Armstrong on

 Whenever we have visitors to our house and they use our hand soap I am always asked where it's from, I proudly inform them its home made. I was supposed to share this recipe with you all so long ago but it slipped my mind until I went to make some more. This recipe is simple and easy to adapt to your preferred consistency so don't be afraid to play around with it to get it the way you prefer.

 

Soapberries Hand soap

 

100ml liquid Castile Soap

1 ½ tbsp. soapberries liquid base 

5 – 10 drops of essential oils

 

 

Add all ingredients together and mix well. Add to pump bottle and use as normal.

 

NOTES

If you like a foamier soap you may like to add more castile soap. Or alternatively you may want a thinner hand soap so add more soapberries liquid. I make the base and then use some and if not happy I add a little more of one or the other depending on what takes my fancy on the day. I like to add Rosemary teatree and Lavender as my essential oils. This is all down to personal choice but I always make sure I include tea tree for its antibacterial properties)

You can also simply use Soapberries by itself in a foamie bottle and it makes a great hand soap by itself.  

 

I use this same above recipe for a shower gel also I just add a little more soapberries liquid.

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Barefoot Balm recipe

Posted by Lana Armstrong on

This recipe is something I wanted to perfect for a long time. It started out as a hand balm but I've used it pretty much all over by body now, from a lip scrub, to a lip balm, chest balm, cracked heels, cracked cuticles you name it I've probably tried it.

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Barefoot Balm recipe

Posted by Lana Armstrong on

This recipe is something I wanted to perfect for a long time. It started out as a hand balm but I've used it pretty much all over by body now, from a lip scrub, to a lip balm, chest balm, cracked heels, cracked cuticles you name it I've probably tried it.

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Barefoot Creations Washing Powder Recipe

Posted by Lana Armstrong on

I have been making my own washing powder for, at a guess, over 10 years now. I have played around with the ingredients and I have been impressed with it more with the addition of the Pure and Natural Powdered Coconut Soap in lieu of grating or blending pure soap bars.

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Barefoot Creations Washing Powder Recipe

Posted by Lana Armstrong on

I have been making my own washing powder for, at a guess, over 10 years now. I have played around with the ingredients and I have been impressed with it more with the addition of the Pure and Natural Powdered Coconut Soap in lieu of grating or blending pure soap bars.

Read more


Soapberries Spray and Wipe

Posted by Lana Armstrong on

Over time I think we have made cleaning more complicated then it needs to be. This recipe for spray and wipe surface cleaner takes us back to the basics where we should have always been. 

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Soapberries Spray and Wipe

Posted by Lana Armstrong on

Over time I think we have made cleaning more complicated then it needs to be. This recipe for spray and wipe surface cleaner takes us back to the basics where we should have always been. 

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Soapberries Liquid Base Recipe

Posted by Lana Armstrong on

Soapberries, they are such a mind blowing thing to us westerners. A berry that grows on a tree in Nepal (and other places) that produces it's own natural Saponin. And here we have been trying to recreate it in all our chemical laden recipes when all along we could just be using soapberries. Us humans do some strange things don't we!

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Soapberries Liquid Base Recipe

Posted by Lana Armstrong on

Soapberries, they are such a mind blowing thing to us westerners. A berry that grows on a tree in Nepal (and other places) that produces it's own natural Saponin. And here we have been trying to recreate it in all our chemical laden recipes when all along we could just be using soapberries. Us humans do some strange things don't we!

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