We all know by now that hand sanitisers don’t work well if our hands are already dirty. So what do you do when you’re out and about and there’s not a sink in sight?
Well, we’ve been using and sharing a homemade cleansing spray recipe for years with friends, families and customers. We called it a ‘baby’ cleansing spray but it’s perfect for use on dirty hands both little and large with the added benefit that every ingredient is as biodegradable and food-safe as possible. Keep one alongside your hand sanitiser and use it before sanitising - it’ll ensure it works more effectively!
Hand Cleansing Spray Recipe:
1/2 tbsp of Four Cow Farm Baby Wash (or any Four Cow Farm wash)
1/2 tbsp Four Cow Farm Baby Oil
1 cup of cooled, boiled water
- Mix 1/2 tbsp of Four Cow Farm Baby Wash and 1/2 tbsp of Four Cow Farm Baby Oil into 1 cup of cooled, boiled water and stir gently
- Pour into a clean spray bottle
- Apply liberally on the area to be cleaned and wipe thoroughly with a clean cloth / tissue.
Note: Increase the amounts of Wash or Oil slightly if a greater cleansing or moisturising effect is needed. Please do not use normal washes as a replacement as most are too harsh to be left on the skin, even in trace amounts!
Keep for up to 1 month and make up a fresh bottle as needed. We’ve used it not just on dirty hands but also chocolate covered cheeks and stinky bottoms :) It does the job beautifully without adding to the earth’s chemical or energy load. Give it a go!