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Picture of Easy Homemade Dish Soap
This is a quick and easy recipe for homemade dish soap that I found on howtodothings.com. You only need three ingredients: 1 cup liquid castile soap (I prefer Dr. Bronner's), 1/4 cup water, and a drop of essential oil.

Step 1: Gather the Ingredients

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You will need a bottle of liquid castile soap (available online or at health stores), two glass measuring cups, a bottle of your favorite essential oil (I used Bergamot), and an eye dropper or straw. Lastly, you will need a glass or plastic bottle to hold the finished dish soap.
 
altamyrannm6 years ago
Add white vinegar, lemon, or lime juice to cut the grease.
Thanks. About how much?
bferron3 years ago
a few years ago about the time that they came out with the "Ultra" dish soaps I noticed that commercial dish soap doesn't work as well as it used to. Before I could put the dishes on to soak and I would barely have to wipe them, but now dish soap doesn't work that way, and the "ultra" doesn't work any better.
I have found this leaves a sticky build up when I rinse my dishes.Am I doing something wrong?
I notice the same thing (always have, even using for the bath), and I can see the difference in the water. I'm pretty sure most things get clean, but when washing my dog's dish (stainless), I can still faintly smell the food. I'm going to try the lemon juice; and distilled vinegar if that doesn't work. Glad to see someone else has this question: it's exactly what I've been troubling about.
If you have hard water it could be soap scum.
Openeyehealth (author)  THELOVEOFGREG6 years ago
I have never noticed any sticky buildup; I usually sprinkle 5- 6 drops for a half-full sink of hot water. I would just make sure to rinse them well, maybe with hot water (I tend to rinse with cold water). Hope this helps!
AmyLuthien5 years ago
Step 6:  Add label to bottle so no one thinks it's olive oil!

(Something like that actually happened to my grandfather once, my grandmother was using a mustard bottle to keep her dish soap in, forgot and put it in the fridge.  Grandpa discovered the mistake when he went to take a bite of his ham and soap sandwich! )
This is a great recipe for dish soap but I always put lemon juice in mine or it won't cut through the grease on the pans.
Openeyehealth (author) 6 years ago
You are right- two measuring cups really isn't necessary. Good catch!
Cool Will do this later Love the glass what was it used for Was it one of them Oil glasses ? Have seen glassess like that with cooking oil in lol A+
lol we have botttles like that with olive oil in it
Openeyehealth (author)  stephenniall6 years ago
Yes- it is an oil bottle I bought from Target. I have also seen them sold at JoAnn Fabrics & Crafts- I hope you enjoy it!
shilohjim6 years ago
I curious why you use two measuring cups? If a person has a measuring cup bigger than 1 cup,wouldn't that work as well? Why not pour the water and then use the same cup to measure the soap?