I am surprised my hands are not peeling and falling off, with the number of times a day I wash them. Between working with preschool children (little germ factories) and working on the farm (big germ factory) I must wash my hands 100 times a day. Not to mention during cold and flu season when I am a fanatic about the kids washing their hands as soon as they get home from school. I found that using a good homemade antibacterial soap, with moisturizing olive oil and essential oils helps keep our hands from drying out. So if you are like me and find yourself washing your hands constantly you should give this soap recipe a try.
3 cups all natural olive oil soap base
1/2 cup fresh Sage leaves (You can freeze some for winter soap making)
2 tsp. Tea tree oil
Step 1: Chop the Sage .
Step 2: Melt the olive oil soap base. Chop soap into 1 inch chunks. Place in a bowl in the microwave for 10- 30 second intervals . Stirring until melted.
Step 3: Mix in the herbs and tea tree oil to the melted soap. Pour into mold or line a cake pan with wax paper and pour into the pan. Lined muffin tins or silicone baking molds will work too.
Step 4: Allow the soap to cool and harden. Pop out of the molds and cut into squares if you used the baking pan. Store in the frig to extend the life of the soap.