Easy Homemade Liquid Dish Soap Recipe


Our family is young and busy, and the dishes pile up fast. So for the most part I use a dishwasher because it’s convenient and I can get on with other things while the dishes are being taken care of. However, there are always times when I need to use a liquid dish soap, like when I’m cleaning utensils that I need to use again straight away, or to wash the remnants from the chopping board so I can get on with preparing dinner.


  • ½ cup of liquid castile soap
  • 1/8 cup of water
  • 4 drops of essential oil (you choose the scent)
  • 1 tsp of vinegar


  1. Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl
  2. Pour into a liquid dish soap bottle

Does it get any easier than that!


You’ll need to use a little more than with a concentrated liquid soap that’s full of nasty chemicals, and there will be a few suds in the beginning. However the suds will disappear as your dishes soak and the results will be well worth it!


My homemade liquid dish soap is brilliant, because it doesn’t have any toxins, it’s simple to make and it gets the dishes clean. While I love it because it’s one less place for chemicals to infiltrate the lives of my children, it’s perfect for anyone whether you have kids, live by yourself, are just moving out of home or in your retirement years. It’s never too late or too hard to remove unnecessary toxins from your cleaning products.

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“The house was clean, scrubbed and immaculate, curtains washed, windows polished, but all as a man does it - the ironed curtains did not hang quite straight and there were streaks on the windows and a square showed on the table when a book was moved.” ― John Steinbeck, East of Eden

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