How To Make Dishwashing Liquid
And finally, the day came when I decided to prepare soap to wash dishes at home. In reality, there are many soap recipes for washing dishes that circulate on the network, and while apparently, all are effective, some work for them and not others. After doing my search, I concluded that this is due to two specific factors, such as the type of soap used in the recipe and the type of water each has in the house since there are heavier waters than others. They contain more minerals and are called challenging waters; this affects the effectiveness of homemade soap, so you may need to try which one works best for you.
Formulas to make dishwashing liquid
I have found vinegar as a degreasing ingredient, but I also discovered that vinegar and Castille soap do not get along. It separates the oils, and it annuls them. Then I focused on trying a formula that did not contain vinegar and decided to introduce this version.
Chemical Formula for Dish Washing liquid
- 1/4 bar of grated soap
- 1/4 cup Castille liquid soap (where to buy)
- 4 cups of boiling water
- 1 spoonful of washing soda (where to buy)
- 20 drops of lemon or orange essential oil (where to buy)
- 10 drops of tea tree essential oil
Let us make dishwashing liquid
- Put the water in a pot, and when it boils, add the grated soap, I used this homemade bar soap without fragrance, but you can use whichever you prefer.
- Stir until the soap dissolves entirely but taking care not to boil
- Once the soap is dissolved, please remove it from the heat and let it cool for 20 minutes.
- After this time, add the spoonful of washing soda and the Castille soap, interweave skillfully, place the mixture in a container with a lid and let rest for 24 hours.
- The next day you will see that the consistency of the mixture is thick; you will stir it, add the essential oils and mix well. If necessary, shake before use.
Note: The function of the washing soda is to thicken the soap; if you think the mixture was very liquid, you can re-heat it and add more washing soda. Keep in mind that the soap tends to thicken more; if you notice it too thick, you add a little warm water. If you do not have washing soda at hand, you can substitute it with salt.