Liquid Dish Soap – Homemade

I needed to make some liquid dish soap so thought I would share the recipe from the Frugally Sustainable website.  I use the updated version.

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon grated soap
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Arm & Hammer Washing Soda (not baking soda)
  • 1/8 teaspoon of tea tree oil (optional)
  • 1/4  teaspoon of essential oil (optional)

I made a double batch so I used 1 tablespoon of Ivory soap and 1 tablespoon of my homemade soap. I did not use essential oil because I used the tea tree oil. I put everything in a pan on medium-low until the soap was dissolved.  I then poured the soap into a glass bowl to cool. I learned after several batches of this soap that I have stir it often until it is cooled or it will become too thick.  I then pour it into an old dish soap bottle.

This is a low suds soap but it does clean your dishes.

NOTEThis batch started getting way to thick so I added some additional water.  Next time I think I will cut back the washing soda.  In reading the responses to this recipe there were others that had their soap gel way too much also.  The washing soda is what makes it gel so cutting it back may help.

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5 Responses to Liquid Dish Soap – Homemade

  1. Been waiting for this recipe! Thanks for posting I’ll let you know when I give it a try.

  2. MaryEllen Poulin says:

    Saw your recipe for making washing soap, but how long do you leave it in the oven at 400 degrees?

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