This homemade natural dish soap recipe is not only chemical free and simple, but also works at cutting grease and cleaning effectively.
We all know those products. You know the ones I’m talking about. Lining the shelves at all grocery stores with their pricey tags and promising labels of ‘clean’ ingredients. With ‘all natural’ being the rave now days, it seems every local grocer and brand is jumping on board to offer a so called chemical free shampoo, soap, or other household product.
But have you ever actually stopped to read the labels on the back of these so called natural products? Most of them are generally still packed with synthetic chemicals.
Considering most of our homes are packed with products from the bathroom to the kitchen, I believe we’re overly exposed to toxic substances on a daily basis. Changing this starts with investigating the products in your home and switching out for natural alternatives.
Why you should make your own dish soap
Making your own cleaning and body care products has several benefits. One of those is affordability. I love making my own stuff at home for the simple fact that it saves me a ton of money. For this soap recipe, I purchased one bottle of Sal’s Sud’s that will last me up to 5 months at a time washing dishes for only $13. I can’t buy 5 months worth of soap for that cheap!
The second reason I love to make my own products at home is the same reason I love to make my own food items, and that’s control of ingredients. Most natural store bought cleaning products contain the ingredient “natural fragrance” which is an umbrella term for multiple different ingredients that companies are legally allowed to choose to not disclose.
Truly All Natural Ingredients
The power house behind this homemade dish soap that I’m presenting to you is Sal’s Suds. Containing zero toxins or synthetic ingredients, this all purpose cleaner does it all from laundry to your floors. It’s the natural home keeper’s secret weapon to effectively cleaning.
Sal’s Suds is basically a concentrated plant based detergent. It’s free from synthetic dyes / fragrances, yet is great at cutting grease while being easy on the skin. You won’t have that drying effect of popular name brand dish soaps. And your dishes won’t smell like residual dish soap when washed.
To keep it simple, I used three ingredients in this homemade natural dish soap recipe. And yes, it really works.
1/4 Cup of Sal’s Suds – The main cleaning agent here
14 Oz Water – To dilute and make pumpable
6 Drops of Grapefruit Essential Oil – Citrus oils are excellent all natural cleaners
5 Drops of Rosemary Essential Oil – To enhance fragrance
How to Make Homemade Natural Dish Soap
Add Sal’s Suds, water, and essential oils of choice to a mason jar and shake well to incorporate.
Once combined, add to a soap pump and that’s it. It’s really that easy!
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