Wednesday, August 18, 2010

homemade dishwashing liquid

To complete my homemade cleaning kit I decided to make the easiest version possible of liquid dishsoap. If you are well practiced at making soap and you have the supplies and time to make it from scratch, I am sure it would end up more cost effective (I suggest visiting Down to Earth for more on making liquid soap from scratch), however here is a simple recipe to get you started, cut costs and stay green. By using fairtrade liquid castille you can also be sure that your soap was made as ethically as possible without harming humans or animals in the process.

2 cups liquid castille
1/2 cup warm water
4-5 drops essential lemon oil

Pour ingredients together into a squeeze bottle and shake.

Smells fresh and works a treat!



abbie said...

Homemade recipes are so helpful for those of us transitioning to a greener life. Thank you for posting this! now if you could help me keep my hydrangeas from being eating through with a homemade solution.... :)

Kara said...

Okay, I think I'm going to have to give this one a try. I haven't had much luck with homemade dishwasher detergents in the past, but they have all been powdered. I'm always hoping to find something better than the storebought stuff. Thanks for sharing this!

Oh, and can I just say how much I LOVE that you post your dinner plans in the side bar? very inspiring!

Best wishes, Kara

Kara said...

Egads, I just slowed down and read this more carefully (hazard of reading blogs while nursing a toddler LOL) and realize it is for liquid dish soap NOT for use in the dishwasher.

Still, I'm going to give this a try. Thanks you for sharing it!

Tricia said...

I use that recipe for our handsoap. I hadn't thought of using it as dishwashing liquid. Thankyou, i'll give it a go.

I've been wondering about you and your new little baby. Sending you calm birthing wishes :-)

Linda said...

Thanks so much, I must try this:)

Magaly Guerrero said...

This sounds so easy that I can't help, but try it. I'll do it and come back to tell you how it went!

I love your blog and what it stands for, and to celebrate I've nominated you for a blog award. Please stop by Pagan Culture and claim it!

Amy said...

Such a simple recipe! Love it. But, I'm not sure if I can get castille soap in New Zealand... Can you possibly suggest anything in it's place?
Hope all is well with you and your family xx

HiHoRosie said...

Wonderful! Thanks for sharing this!

Catherine said...

Thank you for the simple and eco friendly recipe for the kitchen Meagan. xo

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