Homemade Dish Soap

Every dishwashing liquid I buy dries my hands right out. I would like to try and make my own. Any good homemade recipes for dish soap out there? Environmentally friendly would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Susie from Barrie, Ontario


Homemade Dish Soap

A few sources for recipes:

Easy recipe from

Save that empty dish-soap bottle, and refill it with a homemade dish soap. Fill a 22-ounce squirt bottle with Castile soap, which is a pure odorless soap. Add 15 drops of lemon or lemongrass essential oil, six drops of lavender essential oil and five drops of bergamot essential oil.

Also see:

and this thread from right here on Thrifty Fun!:

By germanbini

Homemade Dish Soap

I read somewhere to use the leftovers from shampoo and conditioners. I believe in frugal.com

Homemade Dish Soap

Thanks germanbini for the cleaning tip site, it's great for all the natural product solutions you need if you don't want to clean using chemicals. TWO thumbs up



By Lambchop Western Australia

Homemade Dish Soap

If your hand dry out washing dishes, wear rubber gloves.

By Anita


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