How to Make Your Own Liquid Dish Soap

This article walks you through how to make your own liquid dish soap. The process is so quick and easy, you won't believe how simple it is to have your own homemade liquid dish soap. No more nasty chemicals or harmful toxins to worry about when rushing to the kitchen to clean something off of your child's hands. No more worries about the effects of washing eating utensils and dishes in toxic dish soap.

Being a mom with two little ones at home, I am very careful with what kind of products I keep around the house. Before our first child came, I got rid of any cleaning products with dangerous or toxic chemicals in them.


As I cleaned houses when I was pregnant that first time, my husband and I were both extremely cautious about what kind of cleaning products I used, and we extended that caution to our home. After all, we were going to have a little curious body crawling around getting into everything. We didn’t want to take any chances that he could get into anything and get seriously hurt.

So we made a lot of serious choices about our cleaning products and did some extensive research to find out what was safe and what was not. We discovered that many of the products we already had in our household would make excellent cleaners, like white vinegar and baking soda. For a full list of the great cleaning products we keep in our house, see my article on 12 Ways to Green Up Your Cleaning Routine.

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Then when the little one came, items like body wash, and soap suddenly became an issue. At that moment, I started looking into better products for our bathroom and laundry, and discovered just how easy it was to start making my own products. That’s when How to Make Your Own Soap from Coconut Oil was born.

As my little one was having bad skin reactions to just about everything, making our own soap was essential, but what about our laundry detergent. It was then I learned my current laundry soap recipe and How to Make Your Own Washing Soda at Home.

My homemade soap and laundry detergent have been wonderful for many years. I’ve loved using them and highly recommend trying them out yourself. But why stop there? Another soap with the most chemicals in your home is your dish soap. See this article on just how toxic your Dawn dish soap really is, and you’ll want to switch too. So it was a no-brainer to start making my own.

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This article walks you through how to make your own liquid dish soap. The process is so quick and easy, you won't believe how simple it is to have your own homemade liquid dish soap. No more nasty chemicals or harmful toxins to worry about when rushing to the kitchen to clean something off of your child's hands. No more worries about the effects of washing eating utensils and dishes in toxic dish soap. This article walks you through how to make your own liquid dish soap. The process is so quick and easy, you won't believe how simple it is to have your own homemade liquid dish soap. No more nasty chemicals or harmful toxins to worry about when rushing to the kitchen to clean something off of your child's hands. No more worries about the effects of washing eating utensils and dishes in toxic dish soap.

Start your water boiling and grate your soap bar.

This article walks you through how to make your own liquid dish soap. The process is so quick and easy, you won't believe how simple it is to have your own homemade liquid dish soap. No more nasty chemicals or harmful toxins to worry about when rushing to the kitchen to clean something off of your child's hands. No more worries about the effects of washing eating utensils and dishes in toxic dish soap. This article walks you through how to make your own liquid dish soap. The process is so quick and easy, you won't believe how simple it is to have your own homemade liquid dish soap. No more nasty chemicals or harmful toxins to worry about when rushing to the kitchen to clean something off of your child's hands. No more worries about the effects of washing eating utensils and dishes in toxic dish soap.

After grating about 1/2 cup, pour it into your boiling water.

This article walks you through how to make your own liquid dish soap. The process is so quick and easy, you won't believe how simple it is to have your own homemade liquid dish soap. No more nasty chemicals or harmful toxins to worry about when rushing to the kitchen to clean something off of your child's hands. No more worries about the effects of washing eating utensils and dishes in toxic dish soap. This article walks you through how to make your own liquid dish soap. The process is so quick and easy, you won't believe how simple it is to have your own homemade liquid dish soap. No more nasty chemicals or harmful toxins to worry about when rushing to the kitchen to clean something off of your child's hands. No more worries about the effects of washing eating utensils and dishes in toxic dish soap.

Pull it off the heat and stir until the soap is completely melted.

 This article walks you through how to make your own liquid dish soap. The process is so quick and easy, you won't believe how simple it is to have your own homemade liquid dish soap. No more nasty chemicals or harmful toxins to worry about when rushing to the kitchen to clean something off of your child's hands. No more worries about the effects of washing eating utensils and dishes in toxic dish soap.This article walks you through how to make your own liquid dish soap. The process is so quick and easy, you won't believe how simple it is to have your own homemade liquid dish soap. No more nasty chemicals or harmful toxins to worry about when rushing to the kitchen to clean something off of your child's hands. No more worries about the effects of washing eating utensils and dishes in toxic dish soap.

Once mixed, pour into another bowl and add in your castile soap.

 This article walks you through how to make your own liquid dish soap. The process is so quick and easy, you won't believe how simple it is to have your own homemade liquid dish soap. No more nasty chemicals or harmful toxins to worry about when rushing to the kitchen to clean something off of your child's hands. No more worries about the effects of washing eating utensils and dishes in toxic dish soap.This article walks you through how to make your own liquid dish soap. The process is so quick and easy, you won't believe how simple it is to have your own homemade liquid dish soap. No more nasty chemicals or harmful toxins to worry about when rushing to the kitchen to clean something off of your child's hands. No more worries about the effects of washing eating utensils and dishes in toxic dish soap.

Then add in your washing soda. Stir, stir, stir until mixed. Then set aside, covered, for 24 hours.

When finished, there will be a film on top of your soap. This is just soap and I break it up with a whisk before pouring it into my container.

 

See how goopy the soap is. That’s just perfect! Then give it one more good shake before using it. You’ll want to shake it up periodically to keep it mixed.

Let’s see just how simple it really was….

Ingredients
3 cups boiling water
1/2 cup grated Homemade Coconut Oil Soap
1/2 cup liquid castile soap
4 tablespoons washing soda (I use my Homemade version)
20-30 drops essential oil (lime, lemon and orange are good choices for cutting food grease)

Instructions
1) Start by boiling your 3 cups of water in a medium saucepan on the stove over high heat.
2) While waiting for your water to boil, grate 1/2 cup from a bar of your homemade coconut oil soap. If you don’t have any on hand, or haven’t made any for yourself yet, no problem. Sal Suds, Fels Naptha, and even Dr. Bronner’s make great soap products that you can use just for this purpose.
3) When your water starts to boil, pull it off the heat and dump in your 1/2 of grated soap. Stir until melted and the solution is clear from any remaining clumps.
4) I would then pour your soap into another bowl so it can start cooling down.
5) At this point, add in your 1/2 cup of liquid castile soap. I bought mine at Sprouts, but you can easily find it online as well.
6) And add in your 5 tablespoons of washing soda. It’s way too easy to make at home not to just use your own. Washing soda is going to cause your soap to gel up. You may decide to use more or less in your soap once you get some practice with this recipe.
7) Stir, stir, stir. You want everything to mix in well and be completely dissolved.
8) Finally, find a safe place for your bowl, cover it, and let it rest for 24 hours. I know, it sucks, but it’s going to be totally worth it.
9) This gives you a chance to find a pump bottle for your dish soap. Consider what you want to sit on your counter for all to see at your sink. Glass pint jars with pump tops work really well. I don’t really care, so I’m using a bottle I’ve had in storage just for this purpose. It’s an old natural lotion bottle. I write the name of the item in it and the recipe for making more just in case.

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Finishing Up Your Soap

Now after your soap has been sitting for 24 hours, you’ll stir it up and decide if you like how thick it is. Know that it will get thicker over time. So what you’re looking for is for your solution to be just a little bit runny.

If it’s too watery, you’ll need to heat it back up and add just a little bit more washing soda. It will then need to sit overnight again to set.

If it’s too thick, you’ll just add a little bit of hot water and stir it up really well.

When you get it just right, you can pour it into your pump bottle and begin using it right away. If you choose to add in essential oils, this is a great time to do so. Feel free to add more or less depending on your preferences. Lemon, lime and orange are great for cutting grease if you choose to use them.

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Personally, I am not a big fan of using commercial soaps and cleansers, not for my body or my dishes. In fact, I don’t even like having them in my home. I make all of my own soap and laundry detergent, and have been trying out a few recipes for homemade shampoo, conditioner and lotion.

It was so quick easy to make this recipe myself that I had a baby on my chest trying to grab everything the whole time I was making it, and the whole process still only took a few minutes at the very most. Tomorrow, I’ll stir it up and pour it into my pump bottle. Voila! Your own homemade dish washing/hand washing soap is right at your fingertips.

Any natural grocery store should have the few items you need to make this easy recipe, but if for some reason you struggle to find them, just order them on Amazon and you’ll have them in a week or two to make your own.

If you also want to try out some great make at home cleaning products for your home, so you can ditch the chemicals, these are some great beginning recipes to try. Here they are again just in case you’re looking for them!

Related Links:
12 Ways to Green Up Your Cleaning Routine
How to Make Your Own Soap from Coconut Oil
How to Easily Make Your Own Laundry Detergent

How to Make Your Own Washing Soda at Home

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This article walks you through how to make your own liquid dish soap. The process is so quick and easy, you won't believe how simple it is to have your own homemade liquid dish soap. No more nasty chemicals or harmful toxins to worry about when rushing to the kitchen to clean something off of your child's hands. No more worries about the effects of washing eating utensils and dishes in toxic dish soap.

 


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