DIY Essential Oil Dish Soap
If you haven't noticed, I'm trying to go green in my home, and I'm excited for this project. I certainly don't want to eat off of my dishes with weird ingredients I can't pronounce, so I decided to make a natural dish soap. This stuff not only makes you feel better about washing your dishes, but smells good and it WORKS! This sudsy essential oil dish soap works great against grease and tough foods while also eliminating bacteria, and it can be customized to the scent you want! Talk about a win-win!
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-Soap Dispenser (You can buy this adorable amber soap dispenser here on Amazon.)
-Pure Castile Soap (Unscented)
-Tea Tree Oil
-Health Guard Oil
STEP 1: Pour 1 1/4 Cup Water into a bowl.
STEP 2: Pour 3/4 cup of pure-castile soap into the bowl with the water.
STEP 3: Pour 2 Tbsp. vegetable glycerin into the mix. I've always found it hard to find vegetable glycerin, so I bought it off of Amazon.
STEP 4: Dump a nice tsp. of baking soda into the bowl.
STEP 5: Drop about 6 drops of grapefruit oil in as well.
(This is where you can start to customize your soap a bit according to the scent you would like.) I got this grapefruit oil from Amazon, but I also like this essential oil pack that has a variety of scents.
STEP 6: Though you can customize your oil scents for the soap, all should have a good health shield or on guard oil added to help eliminate bacteria. Add 4-6 drops of this. Again, this is a unique product, so I got mine on Amazon for a good price.
STEP 7: To help eliminate grease add 4 drops of tea tree oil. Tea tree oil has a ton of benefits, and they're great for getting rid of grease. You can check out this whole selection of types on Amazon.
STEP 8: Mix your concoction up and you will start to see it sudsing up! Remove the pump from your soap dispenser and pour the mixture through a funnel into your soap bottle.
Now you are all ready to get some dishes done! Isn't this soap bottle adorable?! I got it on Amazon, and I love it!
Look at all those suds! I know initially getting all these ingredients can feel expensive compared to just grabbing a bottle of Palmolive or Dawn, but you barely use any of the ingredients for a pretty substantial batch and have loads left over for the future. You also have to consider all the great benefits of going green!
- Baking Soda (Key Food)
- Pure-Castile Soap Unscented (Whole Foods)
- <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Glycerin-Vegetable-Kosher-USP-Quart/dp/B004C7MTLA/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&qid=1488102559&sr=8-2&keywords=vegetable+glycerine&linkCode=ll1&tag=ctbr-amanda27907543-20&linkId=9b90e3043b7c3bf259d08082fe561f31" class="href-bb-tag" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Glycerin Vegetable Kosher USP</a> (Amazon)