ALL Natural Dish Detergent (hand dishes)

10 Minutes
Two things that I try to achieve is how to live a better life without spending a fortune. This is an all natural ingredients, meaning that if my children decide to eat it, there will be no trip to the ER for us.
Lemon, water, salt and vinegar.
3 lemons (or lime)
2 cups (400 ml) of water
¾ cup (200 gr) of salt
½ cup (100 ml) of white vinegar
--makes 24oz--
Cut the lemons into slices removing only the seeds and keeping the peel.
Add all ingredients in blender making sure all the peel is blended well.
Place the mixture in a pot and boil for about 10 minutes, stirring so it does not stick to the bottom.
When it has thickened and cooled put them in a glass jar on my kitchen sink. The product remains thick and creamy. Obviously, being free of sulfates, will not make the foam. For those who do not want to give up the foam, you could add flakes of Marseilles soap and cook along the blended sauce. How to use:
A quarter size of this product for dishes by hand. (I don't use this with my dishwasher)
If the dishes are especially greasy, just add a little extra.
If diluted and put it on a sponge, it will gently cleanse surfaces of bathrooms and kitchen.
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Daniela N
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  • Pamela Pamela on May 07, 2016
    Would it be as natural if lemon or lime juice was used?


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  • Kathy Bitzan Kathy Bitzan on May 07, 2016
    great idea thanks for sharing, I made my own laundry soap so I shall try this also. I guess it would be okay to use the lemons that I squeeze for my morning drink right, I would think there is still plenty of good stuff left in them for this project. Waste not want not.

  • Pamela Pamela on May 07, 2016
    Thank you.