Have you ever wondered what’s in your dish soap. A list of ingredients is rarely if ever on the label. Is it safe? Is it not safe? Removing all doubt is easy. Just make your own! Follow Martha Graziers recipe for making old time dish soap the way your great grandmother did and be set free. In addition to knowing what’s in your soap. You’re going to be spending pennies per bottle instead of dollars.
- 2 cups of boiling water
- 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar
- 1 1/2 tablespoons super washing soda (Arm&Hammer)
- 1 tablespoon 20 Mule Team Borax
- 1/3 cup castile soap
- 10-20 drops of scented oil (orange-lemon-lavender) the choice is yours
Dedicate an old sauce pan for your cleaning mixtures. First boil your water. Then start slowly adding in your ingredients. I like to use a whisk and add the ingredients one at a time. Making sure that each individual item is totally dissolved before adding the next. The last item I put in is the scented oil. Put the pan in a safe place and let the mixture cool completely.
Storing and Dispensing:
Once your home made dish soap is cooled down a labeled quart jar is a great place to store it. Make sure that it has a very obvious label so that it’s not confused with food stuffs and store it up high where little hands get at it. For a dispenser I like to re-use old squirt bottles, and you can even buy empty squirt bottles at the dollar store that will last quite awhile. I avoid the ones with the pumpers because the always seem to break down.
So there it is! Now go do your dishes!