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I would like to make my own hand dishwashing soap. I've tried looking on the internet but didn't find much. Anyone have a recipe that they like?:cents:
 

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Liquid Dish soap is easy to make, and cost effective. Recycle your empty squeeze bottles, refill them with your homemade all-natural version.

Fruity Dish Soap

Liquid castile soap
20 drops lime
10 drops sweet orange
5 drops citrus

Fill a clean 22 oz. plastic squirt bottle with castile soap (diluted according to directions if using concentrate). Add the essential oils. Shake the bottle before each use. Add 1-2 tablespoons of the liquid to dishwater and wash as usual.

Blues Dish Soap

Liquid castile soap
10 drops lemon
6 drops bergamot
4 drops lavender
2 drops orange

Fill a clean 22 oz. plastic squirt bottle with castile soap (diluted according to directions if using concentrate). Add the essential oils. Shake the bottle before each use. Add 1-2 tablespoons of the liquid to dishwater and wash as usual.

Basic Dish Soap

1/4 cup soap flakes (grated ivory)
2 cups hot water
1/4 cup glycerin
1/2 teaspoon lemon essential oil

Let soap flakes dissolve in water. Add glycerin and lemon oil. Let cool. Funnel into squeeze container.

Lavender Dish Soap

2 ups soap flakes (grated ivory)
1 gallon water
25 drops of lavender essential oil (you can change this to lemon or orange or other scent)

Place soap flakes and water into a pan. Heat over medium heat stirring occasionally until it boils and until soap dissolves. Lower heat and simmer for 10 minutes to thoroughly combine the ingredients. Remove from heat and let liquid partially cool, add the essential oil and stir. Pour into a clean plastic squeeze bottle or re-used dish soap bottle.

Mix the washing soda and the borax and store in a plastic covered container. To use, add 2 tablespoons to the dishwasher soap compartment.

Tips for Clean Dishes

*For very greasy dishes, add 1/2 cup vinegar or lemon juice to the water.
*To loosen baked-on food from pots and pans, immediately add some baking soda and wait 15 minutes before you've had a chance to add baking soda, boil a solution of 1 cup water, 5 drops cedar or other essential oil, and 3 tablespoons. baking soda directly in the pot or pan. Allow the mixture to stand until the food can be scraped off easily.
 
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