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Why are my Kids ALWAYS Sick?
I have a 6 and 2-year-old in school and daycare, and even in May, they are getting sick every month. I was discussing how frequently they get sick with my dad, who is an EMT professor, and he recommended I encourage more frequent hand washing. The statistics on how effective hand washing is to reducing illness is, frankly, startling1.
So, I started brainstorming… what easy ways are there to encourage more frequent hand-washing for children?
And then the idea came to me… I could create homemade soap for kids, with hidden toys inside, so they want to wash their hands to get the prize! So, I created homemade soap for kids, with hidden toys inside, and wanted to share the tutorial with you!
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Homemade Soap for Kids
- Soap Base*
- Essential Oils (optional)
- Small toys
- Soap mold
*I picked up my soap base at a local craft store, but I recommend this natural soap base.
Add the desired amount of soap base to a microwave-safe bowl, and microwave until melted (about 30-60 seconds). Add in essential oils (I added 25 drops for 5 bars), stir well, then pour into soap molds. Allow to sit for 5 minutes, then place the small toys in the center of each soap.
If your children are old enough to handle tongs, you can have them help you with placing the toys, which they really enjoy!
Allow them to set 45 minutes, then gently remove from the molds. That is it! Your homemade soap for kids are ready to use!
These Make Great Gifts!
I picked up some bags and twine, and gave some of of the soaps to friends with little ones. It is such an easy and relatively inexpensive gift! I am planning on making a fresh batch of them in August, to give out to my daughter’s class.
Let me tell you, this TOTALLY works! My kids are SO excited to wash their hands, to get “the prize”, that they’re washing their hands at least twice as much everyday. I don’t even have to remind them to wash their hands before meals, after playing outside, etc.,… my eldest does it on her own, and her brother follows suit. It’s pretty awesome 🙂
The Clean Up
Because I love involving my children in homemade projects and crafts, including making homemade soap for kids, things can get a bit messy!
I am okay with my kids making the mess, because I have all® fresh clean ESSENTIALS®. I know there is an easy solution to getting the mess out of their clothes!
I am hooked on all® fresh clean ESSENTIALS®, because:
- It works! My kid’s clothes come out clean, even after messy activities.
- I know what is in the detergent – because they are one of the first laundry products to list the ingredients on the label, so I know exactly what is in it (and why those ingredients are essential).
- It’s sulfate free and dye free, so my children’s clothes get a powerful clean without the harshness.
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Where to Buy
I picked up my sulfate free all® on the top shelf of the laundry detergent section of Walmart. They had both the fragrance free and fresh scent in 36.4 oz / 28ld size.
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