Dishwashing Liquid

Dishwashing Liquid Ingredients

Did you know that a typical bottle of dishwashing liquid contains chemicals that can be harmful to people? Naphtha, phosphates, sodium nitrates, petroleum-based surfactants, diethanolamine, and chloro-ortho-phenylphenol are just a few. If you want to clean your dishes without risking your health, try these recipes for dishwashing liquid:

Basic Recipe
  • liquid castile soap
  • lemongrass essential oil
  • lavender essential oil
  • bergamot essential oil
  1. Fill a 22 ounce plastic squirt bottle (a recycled dishwashing liquid bottle works wonderfully) with soap and oils.
  2. Shake before each use to mix oils with soap.
  3. Use 1-2 tablespoons to wash dishes.
Extra Cleaning

For very greasy dishes, add 1/2 cup of vinegar to the water.
For burnt on foods, soak, or use baking soda as a scrubber.

The Dishwasher

It is difficult to make a good dishwasher detergent at home, but luckily there are are a few green products on the market that are more friendly to the environment and to your health. Ecover happens to be my favorite brand because it works better than others.

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