Wednesday, May 25, 2016

DIY Natural Products Dish Soap

DIY Natural Products Dish Soap
Written By Renee Arbia

I wrote this post while participating in a campaign and received a gift to thank me for my time. All views and opinions with regard to the products or company itself are my own and were not influenced or reviewed by the company prior to posting. I am disclosing this according to the FTC guidelines.
If you have been following the blog along lately you will have noticed we started making our own products at home. There are many reasons to make your own products, our main reasons are because they contribute to our green living lifestyle and are better for us and the environment as well as being cheaper than alternatives and are fun to make. Check out some DIY NaturalProduct basic tips and our recipe for Laundry Detergent.

This is my recipe for hand washing dish soap. We hand wash a lot of dishes. I do not like to put my nice pots and cookware in the dishwasher. Plus, with kids and babies around the majority of their items get hand washed because they need it before the dishwasher can be run. We go through a lot of dish detergent so I definitely wanted a cheaper alternative, but something that could still cut grease really well. This is one of the best recipes I have found and we are very fond of. You will find when making your own soaps that they are not as “foamy” as commercial soaps. That is because it is not necessary to have suds to clean. Most make your own soaps are less “foamy” and are thinner and not as thick. Although this recipe is thin it still cuts grease really well and because it is cheaper I do not mind using a little more if necessary on stubborn stuck on food. However, you can mix it with a little regular dish soap to help fight grease better, to thicken it up or to save you money and make your store bought dish soap last longer. If you notice in the picture the end result is blue. This is because I used this to fill an almost empty container of Dawn Dish Soap so the combination of the two gave it a thicker texture as well as cut grease. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Next Generation SAHM DIY Dish Soap
(for hand washing dishes only, not suitable for dishwashers)

-          3 cups of hot boiling water
-          1 cup liquid Castile soap
-          2 TBSP White Vinegar
-          2 TBSP Washing Soda
-          ¼ tsp. Tea Tree Oil

-          Boil water and combine other ingredients in a bowl. 

Pour in the boiling water and whisk. 

When it is thoroughly mixed let it cool and transfer to a container.

 I usually make a double batch to really fill the entire container and have a little left over. If you love the DIY Natural Products we are having fun labeling our products with the Sacar Stationary Chalkboard Labels. They are great as they can get wet and still stay on bottles of plastic and glass. They easily wipe clean like a chalkboard and are as good as new if you want to change your container for your next natural product. Check them out Sacar Stationary Chalkboard Labels on Amazon!

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