Sunday, April 29, 2012

Homemade Liquid Hand and Dish Soap

The majority of hand and dish soaps have petrochemicals in them.  Petrochemicals are not made to be ingested by the human body.  When you wash dishes in them, I am sure some film from the soap stays on your dishes.  The best thing to do is to try and get most of the chemicals out of your life.  Toxic chemicals cause cancer.

Natural dish soaps from the health food store are expensive.  This is an alternative to store bought natural soaps that you can make yourself and it is very easy!  It doesn't produce suds {bubbles don't equal clean} and it's kind of runny but it will clean your hands and dishes just as well as the stuff in the stores.

Dissolve 1 Tablespoon of Washing Soda 
in 2 cups of hot water.

Add 1/2 cup liquid Castile Soap
1 Tablespoon vinegar
1 Tablespoon glycerin
Few drops of Tea Tree Oil
or Lemon Essential oil which I LOVE!

Gently stir and pour into container.

You don't need any essential oils if you want it to be without any smell.  Tea tree oil is a good germ killer, however, but lemon essential oil smells wonderful! If your dishes are real greasy, add some baking soda to the water. 

***Here is a recipe for a fabulous Dishwasher Detergent that 
produces sparkling clean dishes from your Dishwasher!