Ironically, the most effective dishwashing liquid I’ve ever used is one that you can make at home. The key ingredient is castile soap, which was originally created as a more gentle alternative to harsher cleaning products. Coconut oil adds a moisturizing element and makes this dishwashing liquid smell like dessert (in a good way).
- Coconut oil
- Organic castile soap (I use Dr. Bronner’s)
- Water, approximately 2/3 of the total amount of liquid in your finished product. The exact amount will depend on how much you want to make, but I would suggest starting with 1 cup of each ingredient and then adjusting based on your personal preference.
- Essential oil(s), optional
Coconut oil is a natural cleanser, moisturizer, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. Coconut oil can help you cleanse your skin without drying it out. It also helps remove dead cells from your skin’s surface so that new ones can grow more quickly.
If you have dry or sensitive skin coconut oil might be the best option for you because it does not contain any harsh chemicals that may irritate the skin like other dishwashing liquids do.
Organic castile soap
Castile soap is a vegetable-based soap made from olive oil. It’s mild, non-irritating and can be used on the skin and hair. Castile soap has been used for centuries for its medicinal properties, but it also makes an excellent shampoo, body wash or face wash (especially for those with sensitive skin). In fact, castile soap has been called “nature’s gentle healer” because of its many uses!
The name “castile” comes from the region in Spain where this type of soap was first produced–it still remains one of Europe’s most popular soaps today. The main ingredient in castile is olive oil which gives it a unique lather quality unlike any other kind of cleanser you’ll find at your local grocery store – plus there are no added fragrances so you won’t smell like flowers after using this product either!
- First, make sure the water you use is clean. If it’s not, you might as well just throw yourself in a lake and call it a day because your dishwashing liquid will be ruined.
- Next, pour the coconut oil into your container and add the soap. Add enough water so that everything mixes together nicely but isn’t too runny or thick–you want something like milk for consistency here! Now add any essential oils if desired (I recommend peppermint).
Essential oil of your choice, optional
If you want to add scent, try using an essential oil. Essential oils are safe and can be used in small amounts to create a more pleasant smell. However, if you’re not sure what kind of dishwashing liquid will work best for your household or don’t want to use any chemicals at all, then this step is optional!
Essential oils can also be used as bug repellents–just add a few drops of lavender or cedarwood oil into some water and spray around the perimeter of your home before bedtime (make sure not too much gets on plants).
You can make your own dishwashing liquid.
You can make your own dishwashing liquid. The ingredients required are:
3 cups baking soda (sodium bicarbonate)
2 cups washing soda (sodium carbonate)
1 cup distilled white vinegar or lemon juice (optional)
If you want to make your own dishwashing liquid, there are a few things you need to know. First off, it’s important that you use the right ingredients. You can use coconut oil or castile soap as an alternative to chemical-laden dishwashing liquid brands on the market today. Secondly, if your recipe calls for essential oils then make sure they’re 100% pure (no fragrance oils).