The Best DIY Dish Soap
We’ve tried many different recipes for dish soap, and they’re either too watery, too soapy or they leave too much of a residue. But, just like Goldilocks, we’ve finally found one that’s just right!
Things you will need
Squeeze bottle (try to recycle one you have already used up).
2 cups of non-scented Dr. Bronners Castile Oil
5 Drops of of tea tree or lemon essential oil (make sure to handle with care, these are quite potent!)
Half a Cup of Water
1 table spoon of lemon juice
Half cup of vinegar
NOTE: Remember, the ingredients and materials used for this recipe can serve for many other DIY cleaner recipes! ;)
Place the funnel on the bottle and pour the ingredients in the order above.
Shake it up before using it.
Why make your own cleaning products?
1. It’s good for your health! Many cleaning product manufacturers, and yes even the green ones, use preservatives and ‘foaming’ agents such as SLS and SLES. Over a long period of use, these toxins can accumulate in your body and get stored in your cells.
2. It’s good for the environment. No more plastic jugs going into recycling or landfill. No more harmful chemicals going down our drains and into the water supply. Many municipal water filtration systems are not designed to remove all types of chemicals. This causes them to end up back in our own water supply! Whatever we put down the drain will come back in one way or another.
3. It’s cost effective! Making your own cleaners can save money in the long run specially if you make large batches.