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 …