Dishwashing liquid was one of the first things I wanted to swap out when I started going low-tox DIY with my essential oils. I was no longer fooled by that sudsy, bubbly stuff that required copious amounts of rinsing to get off my dishes. Sometimes you could still taste it on the plates and bowls. My family and I were ingesting that stuff, and I just knew that it can’t be good for you.
I won’t lie, it took me a while to be convinced that cleanliness was not related to ‘bubbly-ness’. This recipe won’t give you lasting bubbles. However, it does clean your dishes, is cheap-as-chips, plus, it’s super quick and easy to whip up a batch when you run low (and hey, as a DIYer, Castile Soap will be a staple in your laundry cupboard and will always be on hand!).
- Measuring cups or jug
- Small whisk
- 20 drops Lemon essential oil or any citrus oil
- Add ingredients (except salt) in a bowl or jug
- Whisk until sodium bicarbonate is dissolved
- Slowly add table salt to thicken to desired consistency