Homemade Dish Soap

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The other day I realized that we were running out of dish soap.  In an effort to continue my natural cleaning lifestyle, I decided to try my hand at homemade dish soap and stumbled across several recipes on Pinterest.  I created this homemade dish soap recipe because I had all of the ingredients on hand and tweaked it a little for my needs.Homemade dish soap You will need:1/2 C Castille soap (I use Dr. Bronner's Unscented, 32 oz)1 TBS White Vinegar (I get mine from Costco)1 TBS Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda*3-5 drops Tea Tree Oil (You can get it from your local Health Food store or order through various websites, Essential Oils are all the rage nowadays, I've been doing my own research as to who to buy from in the future, the one that I have now I use for cleaning mostly)*2 drops Lemon Essential Oil1 1/2 C Hot Water*The Essential Oils are optional, I think they provide a nice extra kick of cleaning power, but I believe the soap will work just fine if you don't have them on hand)Directions:1. Combine all ingredients except water into a large bowl and then pour in 1 1/2 cup of very hot water. Be sure to whisk/stir this mixture until all ingredients are thoroughly blended (there might be some little chunks of the washing soda, I just shake up my bottle before I use it and it still works fine)Mixing SoapLittle chunks Completed Soap2. Allow mixture to cool completely on the counter. Stirring occasionally.3. Store in any dish soap dispensing bottle.Homemade Dish SoapI doubled the recipe in order to fill up an old Ajax 30 fl oz bottle :)Hooray for not having to rush to the store to buy some more dish soap.  It's not as thick as store bought, but cleans just as well (if not better) and smells great!  I will continue using this homemade dish soap recipe in the future!Have you made any cleaning products at home recently?This post contains affiliate links that help keep this blog running.  Thank you!