Homemade liquid dish soap is almost as effective as its expensive market-bought counterpart. With the recipes given in this article, learn how to make dish soap.

How To Make Dish Soap

Have you tried all the reasonably-priced dish soaps available in the market and are still unsatisfied with the cleaning that they offer? Are you looking out for something that offers you the benefit of sparking clean dishes, but does not cost a bomb? If this is the case, then you might just try making your own dish soap at home. Apart from costing minimal amount of money, homemade dish soaps also prove to be much more effective than their market-bought counterparts. On top of that, they do not involve much effort on your part as well. If, by any chance, you are wondering about the whole procedure of making dish soap, help is at hand. Go through the following lines and find three different recipes, each of them explaining how to make an effective dish soap.
Homemade Liquid Dish Soap Recipes
With Castile Soap
  • 2 cups Liquid Castile Soap
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1 tsp Fresh Lemon Juice (2 drops lemon essential oil)
  • 5 drops Essential Oil (of your choice)
  • 1/2 cup White Vinegar (optional)
  • First of all, put the liquid castile soap in a mixing bowl and add water. Mix well.
  • Now, stir in the lemon juice and essential oil.
  • Finally, add white vinegar and combine thoroughly with the other ingredients.
  • Pour the liquid dish soap in a squeeze bottle and shake well before use. 
With Soap Flakes
  • 2 cups Soap Flakes
  • 1 gallon Warm Water
  • 2 tbsp Glycerin (optional)
  • 1/2 cup Lemon Juice or White Vinegar
  • A few drops Essential Oils (for scent), if desired 
  • Take a large, non-reactive pan and place all the soap flakes in it, along with water.
  • Put the pan over flame and reduce the heat to low.
  • Heat the mixture, while making sure to stir it on a constant basis, till the time the soap gets completely dissolved in water.
  • Add glycerin to the soapy mixture and stir well. Remove the pan from flame.
  • Let the soapy mixture rest at room temperature, for a few minutes, so that it cools down.
  • Now, add the lemon juice and essential oils to the mixture and combine thoroughly.
  • Pour the liquid dish soap in a squeeze bottle and shake well before use. 
With Solid Soap Shavings
  • 2 cups Soap Shavings
  • 2-3 cups Hot Water
  • More Water
  • 1/2 cup Lemon Juice or White Vinegar 
  • Get a small bucket and put all the soap shavings inside it.
  • Add hot water to the bucket and leave it undisturbed for several hours, or even overnight.
  • After the soap shavings have softened considerably, stir and mash them thoroughly, till the time a smooth paste is formed.
  • Add more hot water to the soapy paste, to dilute it to the consistency required.
  • Mix in lemon juice or white vinegar.
  • Pour the liquid dish soap in a squeeze bottle and shake well before use.

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