Unfortunately, we have been brainwashed by clever marketing to believe that we can’t clean properly without big, fluffy, sudsy bubbles. You need to know that this is not the case at all.
Bubbles are almost always created by the addition of surfactants (substances which reduce the surface tension of a liquid in which it is dissolved such as SLS (sodium lauryl
This dishwashing liquid is good if you’re a squirt-it-on-a-sponge kind of dish-washer; it cuts through grime and doesn’t leave behind any residue – just be sure to rinse in hot water.
If you’re after a sink full, yes you can use this recipe, but you could also try Soapberry Stock. Watch this video – I show you how to make it.
Sometimes I just use my Foaming Hand Wash recipe, on a sponge, or I drop a Dishwasher Tablet into a sink full on water. Both quite simply get the job done and are great in a pinch when you have nothing else on hand.
Initially, it does feel odd I must admit, not having a sink full of the foaming white stuff. But trust me, you’ll get over it. We did!!
Basic Dishwashing Liquid
Makes: 250 ml | 8.5 fl oz Prep time: < 5 min.
1 cup | 250 ml | 8.5 fl oz liquid castile soap
20 drops of essential oils
My choice of essential oils…
1. Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix until combined.
2. Transfer into
Add a good squirt of liquid onto a sponge and wash dishes as usual.
You might find it easier to add ingredients directly into your container.
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With a background in health promotion, Krissy's passion is to educate and increase awareness on reducing the number of toxins that people expose themselves to on a daily basis, through an honest, simple and realistic approach.
She has sold over 20,000 self-published books and is now published as the author of Naturally Inspired, Simple DIY Recipes for Body Care and Cleaning.
Her recipes have taken her to the screen on more than one occasion, with morning TV appearances, and she received recognition as a ‘Woman Who Will Change The World’ in the AusMumpreneur business awards in 2018.