Dish soap is one of those strangely, deeply personal household items. People get very attached to their dish soap when they find one they like. I myself am more concerned with the earth friendly aspect (first) and cost effectiveness (second). I have never gotten attached to any one brand, so the transition to homemade dish soap was pretty painless for me. This makes a great product that is a little thinner then commercial dish soap. Check the tips below to see how you can thicken it if this is a big issue for you to try homemade dish soap.
Source: Do It Gorgeously
Makes: enough to fill one recycled dish soap container
1 ½ cups boiling water
1 Tablespoon washing soda (sodium carbonate)
½ cup liquid castile soap (Bronner’s unscented)
1 Tablespoon white vinegar
1/8 teaspoon essential oil (I like lemon, lavender, or grapefruit)
- Pour boiling water into a heat-proof container (like a mason jar)
- Add the washing soda and stir until dissolved.
- Add the castile soap and vinegar and stir
- Allow to cool and add the oils of your choice
- Pour into one of the following: a squeeze bottle, empty dish soap container, olive oil dispenser, or container with a pump top
- To thicken the dish soap: add 1 Tb. of grated soap to the hot water and stir until totally dissolved.