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Homemade Dish Soaps

Natural Liquid Dish Soap Recipe by DIY Natural

-1 ¾ cups boiling water
-1 Tbsp borax
-1 Tbsp grated bar soap (use castile bar soap, homemade soap, Ivory, or whichever natural bar you prefer)
-15-20 drops essential oils, optional

-Heat water to boiling.
-Combine borax and grated bar soap in a medium bowl. Pour hot water over the mixture. Whisk until the grated soap is completely melted.
-Allow mixture to cool on the countertop for 6-8 hours, stirring occasionally. Dish soap will gel upon standing.
-Transfer to a squirt bottle, and add essential oils (if using). Shake well to combine.

Now you’re ready to use your liquid dish soap just as you would use any commercial brand!

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Dishwasher Soap Recipe by DIY Natural

-1 cup borax
-1 cup washing soda
-1/2 cup citric acid
-1/2 cup kosher salt (for scrubbing action)

Use 1 Tbsp per load (you can use a heaping tablespoon if you feel the need, but we do not).

Each batch yields 24 ounces of detergent. We recommend storing in a container you were going to dispose of anyway, like an old yogurt container or coffee can you can fit it under your kitchen sink. Feel free to double the batch, or multiply to create any amount you’d like.

For a DIY rinse agent, simply fill the compartment with white vinegar.

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** Essential oils and extracts, carrier oils and waxes, containers for your DIY products and much more can be found at Mountain Rose Herbs.

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