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This month’s homemade homemaking recipe is for an easy homemade liquid dish soap!
I’ll be the first to confess that in this season of life I mostly use my dishwasher. With a toddler and a preschooler, my dishes dirty fast, and neither of my girls are quite old enough to help me hand wash–yet. 🙂
But there are times I simply need liquid dish soap–whether it be for soaking a grimy pot or pan or for quickly washing a kitchen tool I may need to re-use within the same recipe.
And this homemade liquid soap recipe couldn’t be get any easier! I will admit that you may need to use slightly more than a conventional dish soap, and, although it does create suds, once you’ve soaked your dishes for a while, the suds will slowly disappear.
But it still gets your dishes clean–with NO toxins found in many conventional dish soaps (like endocrine-disrupting phthalates, which can potentially lower sperm count or even contribute to liver cancer!).
Without further ado, here’s my recipe for an easy-peasy homemade liquid dish soap!
- 1/2 cup liquid castile soap (unscented or whatever your favorite scent is…I like using tea tree for the added antibacterial properties.)
- 1/8 cup water
- 4 drops essential oil scent of choice (I use orange, as I make this into a citrus soap.)
- 1 tsp. homemade all-purpose citrus cleaner (1tsp. of vinegar can be an alternate here–but I simply LOVE my homemade citrus cleaner, and I always have it on hand. It also makes for a nice addition to this citrus soap.)
Simply mix everything together and store it in an old liquid dish soap bottle! Use as you would store-bought liquid dish soap.
Do you make your own liquid dish soap? What is your favorite liquid dish soap recipe?
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- Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup
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- Homemade Foaming Hand Soap
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