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Listen. There has been a lot of bad news in the year 2020. The idea that our homemade soaps could be toxic is even more! Lets talk about how this could happen.
Who doesn’t love a hot shower with a nice herb scented bar of soap? Reading the harsh reality of a great homemade product brings to mind the fact that there is balance in everything.
While having the freedom to make items like soap at home we are putting faith in the ingredients of that soap. We are taking something made in someone’s home and rubbing it all over our body! That is some serious trust.
Personal Hygiene in Collapse
If there is one area that people fall short during a disaster it is in the areas of personal hygiene and waste management. Things get really weird when you start to consider no running water and running out of soap. At that point, what are you going to do to say clean?
Soap is a cheap prep that can be bought in bulk.
However, you can also learn to make your own soap. Do you know that making soap from scratch is actually pretty simple? You need a good recipe. It only takes a few items and you can spiff it up as much or as little as you’d like.
Lye is one of the few ingredients that is used to make soap. It is basically water mixed with wood ash. This will create the caustic lye component.
Where things get dangerous is when you are not sure about ratios. How much lye do you use to make a certain amount of soap. Too much lye and you can actually burn people’s skin. If a soap that is too high in lye is ingested, particularly by kids, it can kill them.
The soap itself is not dangerous but if you mix it wrong it can become a toxic danger.
Bonus: How To Grow a Backyard Supermarket
Having a backyard supermarket will allow you to grow pork and beef, chicken, organic eggs, non-GMO fresh fruits and veggies, including all the essential components you need to make your food staples, desserts, and even drinks.
If you are willing to put in a little elbow grease, this isn't too good to be true. The good news is that some of this can be automated.
Our great-grandfathers and great-grandmothers did this every single day. It's called "homesteading", and it can help you save money on food, furniture, tools, clothes, and much more!
This is as self-sufficient as it gets. Watch this eye-opening video to learn more:
Homesteading will take you back to the roots of your ancestors. It's not only a healthy, stress-reducing pursuit, it's a lifestyle.