Everyone uses liquid dish soap so why not make your own non-toxic dish soap? If you love natural products, clean dishes, and want to skip the harsh chemicals of traditional store bought liquid soaps, then this DIY a great choice and easy to make.
This super simple recipe is great for removing grease, adding shine, and waking up your senses. If you don’t have these exact essential oils, use what you do have, although I recommend keeping the Lemon in the recipe. You can substitute any citrus, or even On Guard.
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Benefits of Making Your Own Homemade Non Toxic Dish Soap
When you make your own dishwashing liquid soap you are saving money over conventional dish soaps which are store bought and can contain toxic chemicals, harsh preservatives, and synthetic fragrances.
These harmful chemicals and artificial fragrances act as endocrine disruptors which wreak havoc on your hormones and cause health problems. This is especially important if you care for young children or elderly or anyone with sensitive skin.
The good news is that making your own homemade dish soap with plant-based ingredients, will help you avoid potential skin irritation, allergic reactions, and other adverse health effects which can build up over time due to the harmful ingredients in many dish soap brands.
Natural products always lead to a healthier, better life.
Ingredient List & Supplies for your DIY Liquid Dish Soap
Castile soap is a gentle all natural cleaner made from a plant-based formula and biodegradable ingredients. Castile soap can be used for many DIY projects including many personal care products and body washes. Check out this DIY Bodywash recipe to make your own.
I recommend using an unscented version.
The Quinn’s Castile soap from Amazon is very popular and a favorite! Even Khloe Kardashian loves it!
Dr. Bronner is another great brand that I highly recommend.
Glass Bottle for your homemade liquid dish soap
Normally, I recommend glass containers for anything with essential oils in them. That’s because the essential oils can eat through the plastic. They work wonderfully and in tandem with biologic cells in our body, but not so much with plastic.
This rust proof mason jar with a pump is a super cute glass container that will look fabulous on your counter next to your kitchen sink!
Since this is a dishwashing soap, you may prefer to have a squeeze bottle for this. If you are trying to go for zero waste, you could re-use an old liquid dish soap container. Make sure to use PET or 5 – check the bottom of the container.
Essential Oils can break down plastic bottles over time so you want to make sure to use either glass or the right type of plastic.
Even Better – You could use the container the castile soap comes in! Just add your oils right to the container!
Essential Oils for your DIY Dish Soap
I usually use Citrus Oils for this. Lime and Lemon essential oils have amazing cleaning power and can dissolve grease and most baked on messes.
You could also add some Lavender. Lemon and Lavender together is a scrumptious combo!
Play around and use what appeals to you, but I definitely recommend keeping Lime or Lemon as your base because of their ability to cut through grease.
Lemon Essential Oil cuts through grease and baked on food
Lemon essential oil is wonderful for cutting through baked on food and grease. It also works as an antimicrobial agent.
Lemon Essential Oil is also very inexpensive. You can buy Lemon Essential Oil here.
Lime Essential Oil
Lime essential oil has similar properties as Lemon essential oil.
How to Make Your Homemade Dish Soap with Essential Oils
It only takes a few minutes to make and is easier than you think.
DIY Non Toxic Liquid Dish Soap
- 16 oz glass pump bottle or use the container the castile soap comes in. Or re-use a clean, empty dish soap bottle.
- 2 cups unscented Castille Soap
- 20 drops Lime essential oil
- 8 drops Lemon essential oil
- 6 drops Citrus Bliss essential Oil can substitute with Wild Orange
- Fill your glass bottle with the Castile Soap
- Add the essential oils
- Shake to mix
- To use, shake to mix and add 1 -2 TBL to hot water or a dish brush. Wash your dishes as normal and rinse clean.
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