Recipe for Liquid Dish Soap


Does anyone have a dish soap recipe?

By Aajimene from Lakewood, CA


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By cheri 1 04/10/2010

from TF:
After searching many sites for a homemade hand dishwashing detergent, I have made up my own recipe and I'm pleased to say it works!

* 2 Bars shredded Octagon soap
* 1 cup baking soda
* 1/4 cup washing soda
* 1/4 cup lemon juice

Put shredded soap in 4 1/2- 5 quarts of water and melt on stove. When melted, turn stove off and add all other ingredients and stir. When cooled down, pour in sealed containers.

Use as you would any other dish detergent. The only thing is that it doesn't suds much but gets dishes real clean. I keep a partial bar of Octagon soap by the sink to use when needed. I also use 1/8 cup of vinegar in the rinse water. Hope this works for you!

By Scarlett from Murray, KY

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If anyone has a recipe for homemade dish liquid I'd love to make my own. I use to use Dawn dish liquid, but have developed allergies to commercial cleaners. I have been making my own dishwasher and laundry detergent and others for a while now and it has helped a lot. Now my dish liquid and shampoo is bothering me so any suggestions will be tried and appreciated.


RE: Recipe for Liquid Dish Soap

Use any sulphate free soap or shampoo from a health food store. (08/08/2005)


Use biodegradable camp soap

There is a product sold at sporting goods stores called "Campsuds" and it is a vegetable- based all purpose biodegradable soap. When I'm camping, I use it to clean anything, from dishes to hands. It makes an exceptional shampoo, and two drops is all you need to make a gallon of washwater for dishes. I'd say the price is about $5 for a 10 fluid oz. bottle at Big 5. It is green, and smells good. (08/22/2005)

By Marcus

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I don't think she was asking where to buy it. There are a couple books with recipes. Maybe try "Naturally Clean". There's also one I saw at a used bookstore, but don't remember the title. It was something like 1,000 Cleaning Recipes to Make at Home, but not exactly (and wrapped in plastic, so I don't know if it was any good.) (05/12/2007)

By anonymous

RE: Recipe for Liquid Dish Soap

  • liquid Castile Soap (about 22 oz.)
  • 15 drops lemon or lemongrass essential oil
  • 6 drops lavender essential oil
  • 5 drops bergamot essential oil
Shake bottle before each use. Do a patch test first to make sure you are not allergic to any of the essential oils. (06/19/2009)

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