Homemade Dish Soap: Simple & Effective Natural DIY Dish Soap Recipe

Homemade Dish Soap: Simple & Effective Natural DIY Dish Soap Recipe

It is simple to make homemade DIY dish soap. This project is also a great way to spend less money and eliminate toxins in your home. It’s also a good one to do with kids.

Do you want to reduce your cleaning costs and live a healthier lifestyle by eliminating toxic chemicals from everyday products? Are you up for the challenge of creating your cleaners and products?

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Try this easy homemade DIY dish soap. This is not for the dishwasher. It’s to be used for washing dishes by hand, the old-fashioned method. Matt likes to do it this way, even though I find it disgusting.

We continue to improve and create new recipes, even though we have a book about making your house cleaners. This recipe is easy to make and cheap. It also cleans your dishes to a brilliant shine.

Homemade Dish Soap: A Natural Recipe

It is simple to make homemade DIY dish soap. This project is also a great way to spend less money and eliminate toxins in your home. It’s a good one to do with kids.







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  • 1 3/4 cups boiling Water
  • 1 Tbsp borax
  • Use bar soap (bar Castile soap or Ivory) instead of 1 tablespoon grated bar soap
  • Use 15-20 drops of essential oil for scenting and other purposes



  1. Bring water to a boil.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, combine borax with grated soap. Pour hot water on top of the mixture. Stir until all the soap has melted.
  3. Stir occasionally while allowing the mixture to cool for 6-8 hours. The dish soap will gel when it stands.
  4. Add essential oils to the squirt bottles (if you are using them). Shake to combine.
  5. You can now use liquid dish soap as you would any other commercial brand.

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We usually make two batches.

This recipe is easy to make.

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Use essential oils to make your soap more effective.

This homemade dish soap recipe can use antibacterial essential oils to increase its cleaning power. Antibacterial oils such as lemon oil, eucalyptus sweet orange oil, geranium, or lavender are available. Citrus oil can also be used to cut grease. I prefer eucalyptus-lemon dish soap with approximately ten drops of lemon essential oil and six drops of eucalyptus. Aromatherapy can make the task of washing dishes more pleasant. Other essential oils that you can use include peppermintgrapefruitlime, and even a few drops of Lemon.

Using your Homemade Liquid Dish Soap

It will take some time for you to adjust to the homemade alternatives if you are used to commercial dish soaps that foam and bubble. To create suds, commercial dish soaps add harmful chemicals (like Sodium lauryl Sulfate), but this is more for visual appeal than cleaning power. It’s not true that suds are necessary to clean things. But we have been taught to believe bubbles must be present to do the job. This isn’t true.

You’ll first notice some bubbling, but the water will then look cloudy. This is normal. You will still get clean dishes. I wash my silverware, plates, glasses, and pots and pans last.

Note: When your homemade dish soap gels too much, just shake it, and it will be ready to use again. You can also pour it all into your blender and blend on high for 10 seconds. This will prevent any future separation or gelling.

Borax: A Few Words

The Internet is awash with concerns about borax’s toxicity. Readers have raised many concerns about the inclusion of borax into our recipe for dishwasher detergent and formula for laundry detergent. It is safe and effective. We’ve done a lot of research. You might be interested in reading This article or This article or doing more research on the topic.

Bonus Tip

Like this recipe? Learn to make liquid soap that can be used for the hands, body, and more. Check out our other articles on soap making.

Have fun dishwashing with this recipe! Please tell us what you think about it.


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